Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)

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Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)

Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen)
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k marie h
7 contributions
Ogre
Sep 2021
This statue is very crazy! In America we would have taken it done for its inappropriateness, It is a real window into the Old City and its culture.
Written September 16, 2021
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Julian I
8 contributions
One of the best fountains to see in Bern
Jun 2021
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.
Written June 2, 2021
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Swissshamoo
Bern, Switzerland181 contributions
Astonishing monument
Oct 2020
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.
Written December 2, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,484 contributions
Child Eater - best Bern Fountain
Sep 2020
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.
Written September 27, 2020
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Gary T
20 contributions
Weird so of course I had to see it
Oct 2019
Definitely on the macabre side of things, but worth checking out. It's so unusual that it was worthwhile to see it.
Written February 20, 2020
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Great fountain
Oct 2019
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.
Written December 11, 2019
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622eagle
Toms River, NJ403 contributions
A statue
Sep 2019
There are various statues and fountains throughout Old Town. The fountains are attractive and you can get fresh drinking water from them.
Written October 9, 2019
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Emily B
Milwaukee, WI17 contributions
Very Cool!
Aug 2019
I love this fountain. It's odd and macabre yet falls in line with a lot of folklore, not unlike Krampus of Germany and Austria.
Written September 20, 2019
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Robert A
Phoenix, AZ3,464 contributions
Sick or Not...Population Control
Jul 2019
Maybe a bit macabre but, seriously, at what point does the earth's population come to this as a respected profession....just saying. Someday a replica of this fountain statue may well be in every big cathedral! Plan wisely, we don't really want to get to the end stage.
Written September 9, 2019
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Mark H
Brisbane, Australia51 contributions
Many Lessons Here
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Wikipedia article about this statue gives my options for the symbolism expressed here - you can take your pick, but I think the expression on the ogres face reflects the tummy ache he’s going to get after eating all those children in one sitting

I’m always partial to a small child, never more than one per week - they’re too fattening.
Written August 19, 2019
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