Behind Bars – the prison Alcatraz in San Francisco

Date: 2015-07-25 · Category: USA


A visit to Alcatraz is in parts comparable to the famous Golden Gate Bridge in the fog:

Both sights are a must during a visit to the city of San Francisco: But how does one feel when following in the footsteps of former prisoners?

From 1934 to 1963 Alcatraz was operated as a prison. None other than Al Capone, one of the most famous American criminals, was imprisoned there. But neither he nor any of the other inmates could ever attempt a successful escape – one believes. Of course some tried to reach the coast of San Francisco which seemed enticingly close, but the most successful keeper was the water.

Because of the sharks? No, the cat sharks around the bay are comparatively harmless. But the water is so cold and the flow so strong that at least no attempted escape has been passed on where a fugitive survived. Some were caught on the run, others disappeared in the depths of the ocean.

Today Alcatraz is a popular and creepy tourist attraction. In addition to cells other rooms of the former prison can be visited. The visitors are told more stories from behind the bars.

Fancy a visit behind bars?

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Moreover, visitors can visit a former prison in Australia. The former penal colony, Port Arthur is waiting to be explored. It is a milestone on Reuthers tour of Australia, which can be found in the catalog as a Motorcycle Tour, Bus Tour and Photo Tour.

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