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Eye-catching with the little bear!

One of many beautiful and historical statues and fountains in Bern. This Zahringerbrunnen is close... read more

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One of Bern,s landmark

The whole of old Bern is littered with fountains and sculptures depicting several symbols of the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

all these fountain statues tell you a lot about bern & its past. & you can drink the water from the fountains, it is pure & clean & healthy.

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

In the city of fountains, you get overwhelmed by the number of fountains, but this one is one to see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many beautiful and historical statues and fountains in Bern. This Zahringerbrunnen is close to the Zytglogge clock with the beautiful bear display, so you can't really miss it as a landmark. Bern has some incredibly detailed landmarks, take time to walk down the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CobaltMicks
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This magnificent sculpture is a monument to the founder of Bern - Berthold von Zahringer. The sculpture is of a bear in armor, carrying a shield and banner, showing the Zahringen lion! Be sure to notice all the detail when you take your pictures!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The whole of old Bern is littered with fountains and sculptures depicting several symbols of the city and this fountain with the soldier with the Bern flag is one of the best examples

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 12 June 2018

one of the famous fountains in Bern that while you are there should simply just keep walking down the street and you will find most of them. This one as well as the others are certainly well worth a look, this one commemorates the city...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank boo2U
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A view of this fountain and Zytlogge in the background is what I am left with after the visit to Bern. It really is a centerpiece of Old Town.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jana P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

One of Bern's 250 Renaissance fountains, the Zahringer Brunnen is located along Kramstrasse, and in front of the Clock Tower (Zytglogge). Commemorating the city founder, Duke Berchtold von Zahringen, who established Bern in the 12th century, it features an emblematic armored Bern bear and the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank CJW913
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank nics218
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Located at the western end of Kramgasse street. It is Bern's first figure-topped fountain, an interesting combination of historical tradition and heraldic personification. It was built by Hans Hiltprand in 1535, depicting an armoured bear – Bern's heraldic beast – bearing the arms of the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank amreltouny
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