The central prison of Lucerne was built in 1862 and operated until 1998. This historic building was recently repurposed, allowing you to stay in one of the 60 prison cell rooms.
The hotel got its name after Barabas, a brave pacifist man who refused military service, and as a result, he was thrown in jail.
During his long stay, he painted frescoes of everything he missed from his life when he was a free man. You can still find Barabas' wall art in Switzerland's first jailhouse hotel.