Political Forum Bern at the Prison Tower Gallery (Käfigturm)

It used to be a place where prisoners waited for their interrogation – now, current issues in politics, media and society are discussed and democracy is promoted.

The Political Forum Bern at the Prison Tower Gallery (Käfigturm) is an information centre and organizes exhibitions and other events to discuss current political issues.

Talking Politics

International election posters at the Political Forum Bern

The Political Forum Bern advocates an open exchange of ideas in a democratic setting: there are panel discussions, political cocktail hours and debates, which provide a down-to-earth access to politics and prominent personalities.

There’s also learning material for schools and interested teenagers and a modernly furnished room for the public’s own political events.

If you would like some more information on the current exhibitions and the historic building, you can book a free tour (German and French only) of the tower here.

The association in charge is supported by the city, the canton and the Citizen’s Community of Bern as well as the Swiss Roman-Catholic Central Conference and the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches.

Exhibition at the Political Forum Bern
  • Opening Hours
    Monday 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Saturday (when there are exhibitions) 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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