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The wonderful Gotland language means spelling is a peculiar mix and this is in fact the "Kaiser Tower" in pure German :))) It would have been Kejsartornet in ordinary Swedish so you see how Swedish and German are mixed on this island. Sometimes with a bit of English thrown in for good measure.

This tower from the 13th century has been used as a prison between 1681-1849 and can be visited daytime in summer for a small entrance fee. There is an exhibition on the view of punishments in bygone days inside it. In the beginning, there was no opening in the wall here but that happened when a local 19th century lady wanted easier access to her cattle fields outside the wall and appealed to the authorities. Some people...:)))

Address: Södra Murgatan
Directions: Only a couple of blocks from the southern gate and the bus station.

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2007
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