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Legendary Strongman

Located beside the Music Conservatory along Kramstrasse in Old Town, Bern, and built in 1545, this... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
CJW913
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De Pere, Wisconsin
Lovely carving

One of the famous fountains of Bern, which are all worth visiting for the beautiful carving. The... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
nics218
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London, United Kingdom
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Kramgasse,3011, Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love all of the sculptures/fountains of Bern. They are all so detailed and easy to find. This one also dates to the 16th century!

Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 21 July 2017

One of the 12 beautiful fountains in Old Town Bern. I didn't do research before I visited Bern for the first time. I wish I did so I can plan more time. I spent one evening in the old town and found it very charming...More

2  Thank Yingwen X
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Located beside the Music Conservatory along Kramstrasse in Old Town, Bern, and built in 1545, this colorful statue recounts a scene from the Book of Judges of legendary strongman, Samson, killing a lion. One of many magnificent statues located throughout the city, it is worthy...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of the famous fountains of Bern, which are all worth visiting for the beautiful carving. The after is clean so you can fill up your water bottle.

Thank nics218
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The detail and paint-jobs on the foundations and statues here in Bern and elsewhere in Switzerland is very impressive. The fountain wasn't anything really remarkable however it was very beautiful and the painting of it was very well done. Interesting thing to walk by on...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 24 February 2016

It was built in 1527 and decorated with a figure by Hans Gieng of Samson taming the lion in 1543. The fountain represents the Biblical story of Samson killing a lion found in Judges 14:5-20. According to the story, Samson was born to a sterile...More

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