Bern Sights


Christoffelturm (Christoffel Tower)

Christoffelturm (Christoffel Tower) Review

The 14th-century maps, 19th-century photographs, and St. Christopher's huge limewood head give context to the thick stone foundations of Bern's third city gate. The tower was built between 1344 and 1366 and destroyed in 1865 after a tight vote in favor of the train station. Its ruins have been incorporated into the underground shopping mall of the train station.

Updated: 09-15-2012

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