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Interesting fountain

Personally I was not concerned nor upset by the subject of this fountain but rather I saw it as a... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
swtraveler15
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Kindlifresserbrunnen

The child eater statue has many myths or tales behind it which makes it extremely interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Pegster88
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Moyra K
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Personally I was not concerned nor upset by the subject of this fountain but rather I saw it as a depiction of a fairy tale. We all have read the tales of the wicked witch who eats children, or the wicked wolf or giant, etc....More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The child eater statue has many myths or tales behind it which makes it extremely interesting. Actually it is said to be a statue to scare children which really works.

Thank Pegster88
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

There are so many fountains in old city of Bern and each has many stories attach to it.. this one is the most strange ...

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The theme is Obnoxious. Nobody actually seems to know why this monument was created. It is misfit in the fountain culture of Bern but may be that makes it more intresting.

Thank Jagatbhatt
Reviewed 11 June 2018

What a great fairy tale city.....beware little ones, if you misbehave you will have to answer to Kindlefresser. LOL...lots of unique fountains and this one was one of the more unique fairy tale ones. if your in Bern, you should check it out, super famous!...nom...More

Thank boo2U
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Bern has many fountains in Old Town. They each have an interesting history. Our group enjoyed trying to hunt for them.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

As a little kid, it was pointed out that if I didn't behave the "Kindlifresser" would take care of me. I knew he would not eat me, but the thought was scary anyway!

1  Thank UbErich F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Kind of horrifying fountain, dating from the 16th century, that depicts an ogre eating children. Although this fountain shows a horrendous depiction of cruelty, it is famous, so don't forget to check it out when in Bern.

1  Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Very interesting fountain, wish I had a guide to tell me a story behind it, but thanks to Google I am not left without knowledge.

1  Thank Jana P
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