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Swiss Fountains

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012

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It may seem a little silly to fetishize fountains in Switzerland (which is not to say that one should take them seriously, as many are actively absurd and intentionally amusing), but when it’s hot out (especially if you have kids), they are a delightful way to cool off in a hurry.

First on my list of memorable fountains is the Kindlifresserbrunnen in Bern. Constructed in 1545, these statues feature 11 figures from history and folklore, proceeding along Marktgasse as it becomes Kramgasse and Gerechtigkeitsgass. The most memorable figure by far is that of a stone ogre devouring children (kids love it).

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Switzerland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Switzerland.

Photo courtesy of shadowhound via Flickr.

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