Photos

Photographer's Note

Child Eater, Bern, Switzerland.
The Kindlifresserbrunnen (German for Child Eater Fountain) is a fountain at the Kornhausplatz (Granary Place) in Bern, Switzerland. It is one of the Old City of Bern's fountains from the 16th century.

It was created in 1545/46 by Hans Gieng in place of a wooden fountain from the 15th century. The new fountain's original name was Platzbrunnen (Place Fountain); the current name was used first in 1666. Kindli is a Swiss German diminutive for the German word Kind, meaning child. A literal translation of the name Kindlifresserbrunnen therefore would be "Fountain of the Eater of Little Children".
More information at the link -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindlifresserbrunnen
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/child-eater-bern

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 363
Points: 2
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Mike Seleznev (Selmik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 320 W: 4 N: 565] (3093)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH