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Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)
Kindlifresserbrunnen

4.3/5
46 Reviews
Fountain
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 10 minutes
Address: Granary Place, Bern, Switzerland
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Phone: +41-31-328 12 12

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A pool of crystal clear spring water, a column decorated with exquisite sculptures, entrust a long memorial, such scenes abound in the old town of Bern, or stand in the center of a small square, or a tree on the main road The center line forms a unique and beautiful landscape. Among the many fountains, the most exquisite and complicated is the Food Boy Fountain. The fountain was built in 1545~1546 in front of the Granary Square on the north side of the clock tower. It is said that since a long time ago, children often stumbled and fell into a nearby deep ditch, and a striking fountain was built to warn bear children to proceed with caution. At the upper end of the fountain column, a sitting ogre is devouring children. Many innocent children are scattered around and under the ogre. The shape is vivid and terrifying when thinking about it. At the bottom of the column, there is a circle of well-behaved bears, a symbol of Bern. To accurately find the 11 children in the sculpture is indeed a task of examining eyesight.

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