Prison Tower

Local nameKäfigturm
LocationGelbes Quartier, Bern, Switzerland

The Käfigturm is a Baroque tower in Bern, Switzerland. It is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern and the tower is a Cultural Property of National Significance. The original tower was built as a gate house during the second expansion of Bern in 1256. The tower was demolished in 1640 and completely rebuilt immediately thereafter.

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Prison Tower @ George Michael

Opening hours

Guided tours: noon – 12:30 pm, 2 – 2:30 pm

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +41 31 322 75 00

Address Marktgasse 67, 3011 Berne, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°56'53.308" N 7°26'38.267" E

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