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A bit of fun, worth a detour!

One of the most interesting of the medieval fountains, conjuring up curious ideas of how medieval... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
must see

another of the old traditional fountains in the old town of bern. taste the clear cool mineral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

another of the old traditional fountains in the old town of bern. taste the clear cool mineral water. bring your own cup. this is not india.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are over a hundred fountains to see in Bern, this is the one to see! No one can explain why it's there, but you have to see it for yourself!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The lots of fountains that are found along the main old city street are just ineresting, nothing special, they just add a color to the street... but this one....can't understand why such a theme could inspire the creation of a fountain... quite wierd....

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

If for no other reason I had to see the fountain that some knucklehead wrote a scathing 1-star review of, describing the statue as an “eyesore”. It’s a statue FFS. Tongue in cheek or otherwise, it’s a great fountain/ statue to visit! Here’s to baby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The 11 historic fountains in Bern are awesome. This one was is strange and not my favorite ~ a child eater???

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This fountain is right outside the Kornhausekeller and has a lot of intricate details. It’s a bit shocking given what the statue is doing but it’s also one of the most popular. The great thing about all the fountains in Bern is you can drink...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank toddmcd17
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This freaky sculpture over the historic fountain, has been in Bern since the 16th century! There are many theories as to what the sculpture actually means! And it is fun to find all the fountains in the town - they are easy to find and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We saw this bizarre statue/water fountain as we walked up the main street. It was not worth a separate visit, and I thought it was, well...just plain strange. Not much else to say about it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of the most interesting of the medieval fountains, conjuring up curious ideas of how medieval families gave their children nightmares. But all the fountain statues are worth seeing - Moses by the Münster, Justice in the lower old town. But if you only have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HectorFromBerne
Reviewed 22 July 2018

One of the best preserved fountains but not to be taken too literally. The carving was very well done & I think that this was our favourite fountain.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moyra K
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