Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)

Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)

Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)
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David
Lille, France1,672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This statue is rather different! No chance this kind of thing would be built today in our uber-sensitive times! Worth stopping by.
Written 31 March 2024
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MikeUnwin
Zurich, Switzerland49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This might be just a random fun fountain. Bern has a lot of fountains and you possibly have to come up with some slightly crazy ideas to have so many fountains and not repeat them. Kindlifresser is one way to translate Ogre. As such I think it’s a play on an Ogre fountain with a bit of tongue in cheek humour. Even if not I came close to giving it 5 stars because others have rated it 1 star because it offends them. I hope those same people don’t play computer games or frankly do anything if they’re so easily offended.
Written 21 December 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was my favorite attraction in Bern. It’s a weird, 500 year old statute that shows an ogre eating young children. I had seen pictures of the statute prior to my visit but didn’t realize that the ogre was holding a lot of extra children to eat later.

The statue is about 10 yards from the Zytglogge clock tower. I met a few other tourists who had visited Bern but not seen the statue. Apparently it’s not on all of the Bern tour itineraries which is real shame. If you go to Bern you should have it at the top of your list IMO.
Written 29 September 2023
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines8,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
On the path going to the clock tower you will encounter this fountain image of sketchiness similar to the peeing boy in Brussels.
Written 19 September 2023
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Hailey P
Denver, CO26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Fun and unusual, this fountain is certain to bring up a conversation between you and your friends. If you want an argument this is the place to go!
Written 25 August 2023
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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Quite a unique fountain with the figure on top. While planning for Bern trip, this was something which we wanted to see more as a curiosity. There are several theories behind this but no one know the actual fact behind making such a figure.
Written 14 July 2023
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Zitatravel
London, UK833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Very macabre statue you don’t see many like this. Located in the old town just up from the bridge, had to take a photo and read up what it symbolises.
Written 10 April 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,682 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
An odd statue of a grotesque man eating children. A quick stop as you are wandering the city and a very strange fountain.
Written 15 January 2023
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RamblinRoes
Media, PA220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a great fountain in the center of Old City. Lots of fun and great to threaten misbehaving children :-)
Written 15 December 2022
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Hugo W
London, UK445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This beautiful fountain stands in the middle of the road, so it is often overlooked and people simply pass by on either side of the pavement. The fountain has been there fore a very long time, I remember being scared of it as a child, and that is now more than 60 years ago. Scared because, as the name suggests, it depicts children being eaten.....
Written 24 November 2022
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