Monday, March 13, 2006

Der Käfigturm

The base of this tower can be seen below in the previous post.

The Käfigturm, or prison tower (lit.=cage tower) was the town prison in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Other Bernese towers: The main gate of the original city walls was the Zeitglockentürm (here and here). The main gate of the second city expansion was the Christofelturm, which is no longer standing, though its foundations can be seen in the underground thoroughfare of Bern railway station.

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