Prison Tower (Kafigturm), Bern

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  • Initially it was a defensive tower and gate to the city. In 1405, after a fire destroyed clock tower, one was added to it. This tower subsequently was where prisoners were interrogated and housed.  more »
  • Walked passed this beautiful building too. So much character & history. Takes one back in time. Very close to the Station  more »
  • besides the impressive medieval building & exterior big clock in red/black/gold, the moving clock on 1st floor level is a nice detail not to miss.  more »
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  • A less elaborate clock Tower that used to be the 2nd City gate. Beside it are alot of shops and the parliament Building. GREAT place to eat and do people watch
  • Excellent location. Nice seating arrangement. Not a very big hall but good enough .
  • Located in the heart of Bern, this tower is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance. The original tower was demolished and this new one was built in the first half of the XVII century. If you walk on Bern's main street there is no way you can miss it! Just be careful when you stop to take pictures because there are a lot of trams and buses going by.
  • Originally a gate house of mid 13 century medieval Bern, demolished and rebuilt 400 years later. The 50 m high tower is now a distinctive landmark of old Bern on the same street where the Zytglogge is. Trams on one side of the street pass through the tower itself. Although the Kafigturm is rich in itself but the Zytglogge is more overwhelming.
  • very beautiful building with an antique clockwork

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