We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice one

It was really wonderful and mesmerizing. I liked the way things have been preserved. Would like to... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
New Delhi, India
Easter 2018 in Bern

one of the many towers that surround Bern, all very beautiful and recently renovated, this very... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Pietra Ligure, Italy
Read all 187 reviews
All photos (82)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old town”(14 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Marktgasse 67, Bern 3003, Switzerland
+41 31 322 70 07
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Bern
Reviews (187)
Filter reviews
56 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsold towninteresting historybeautiful clockguided tourvisiting bernpassestourists
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 56 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Prison tower is located near the Pfeiferbrunnen. The original tower dates to 1256 and was demolished in 1640 and rebuilt, and the clock tower bell was added in 1643. The last prisoners were moved to another prison, in 1897. It is now a storehouse...More

Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It seems like a normal entry way into the city until you see that it was a prison. A fun thing to see as you stroll along the history filled town.

Thank Seattle60Gary
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This tower commands attention to those walking towards the old town. Why? It looks ancient and it's got a clock and a bell. Also, it marks the start of your walking tour to the most vibrant tourist hub in Bern.

Thank Alfred O
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Was closed when I was there. It looks boring on the outside too. Would have missed it if not for a deliberate visit to notice this place.

Thank diorshow
Reviewed 7 July 2018

It seems every city in Switzerland has a clock tower and Bern is no exception. The ones in Bern, however, have trams going underneath them which are interesting. Just watch out for the trams when you trying to photograph the tower. Of course in Bern,...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

It looks superb from outside and specially the roads leads to this place are beautiful. I didnot went inside but watched it from outside.

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 5 June 2018

It was really wonderful and mesmerizing. I liked the way things have been preserved. Would like to visit again.

Thank GauravAgarwalLuvy
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Prison Tower has an interesting history. The street leading up to it is beautiful. It is a great photo op.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 April 2018

one of the many towers that surround Bern, all very beautiful and recently renovated, this very beautiful and right in the center

Thank sabrrota
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Inside the old town you will find that old tower which has a great design overlooking the old city buildings.

Thank mittle
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Bern
Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz
346 reviews
.09 km away
Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel
65 reviews
.09 km away
Metropole Easy City Hotel
293 reviews
.12 km away
The Bristol
69 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 574 restaurants in Bern
668 reviews
.11 km away
Entrecote Cafe Federal
383 reviews
.09 km away
Pizzeria Ristorante Molino, Bern Thurm
217 reviews
.04 km away
Migros Marktgasse
135 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 126 attractions in Bern
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
682 reviews
.16 km away
349 reviews
.06 km away
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
1,424 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Prison Tower (Kafigturm) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines