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.
Personally, I neither care nor feel sad about the theme of this fountain, but I see it as a depiction of a fairy tale. We have all read stories of evil witches who eat children, or evil wolves, giants, etc. If you want, this fountain is more like a fairy tale. I think this is very interesting, and I am glad that I have read it before we go to Bern to put it on the list of must-see sites.
The fountain is scary, actually not really the fountain cannibalism, but because before the fountain often happened children drowning, so someone is designed this model, to scare the children, said there are monsters cannibalism, let the children away.
Food tong also called ogre fountain, fountain in Bern, the granary of the old town square, was built in the 16th century. The whole fountain sculpture is a seated ogres are swallowed a naked child, next to the a bag, there are more children, they practiced, intended to scare not obedient child. This sculpture fountain is only a few steps away from the famous Bern tower, used to replace the 15 th-century wooden fountains. Fountain sculpture is full of dark medieval style fairy tale, you''ll never forget.
Magnificent, very good, very beautiful at night.
This sculptural fountain is in the center of Berne's old town, a little bit off the main street, and it is generally not missed. Legend is a method used by people here to scare disobedient children, hahaha, maybe this story itself is a legend.
Beautiful place, pleasant climate, nice scenery,
The interesting colorful fountains are one of the highlights of visiting Bern's Old Town. make sure you have a camera with a telephoto lens to cut out the background.
Some say it involved a middle-age governor, and it seems that for those who do not wat to believed, they erect that constant memory that show that Swiss people were not always so calm and rational.
The most interesting of the many fountains built in Bern. I think it was made in the 16th century and reflects the local folklore about the monster that eats children.
Definitely on the macabre side of things, but worth checking out. It's so unusual that it was worthwhile to see it.
The ogre fountain is probably the most famous of the 11 16th century fountains remaining and is (or at least used to be) part of the region's folklore to keep children in line.