11 Fountains in Switzerland that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Fountains to explore in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita GDP. It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development.

Anna-Seiler-BrunnenMarktgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Anna-Seiler-Brunnen is a fountain in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern.

GerechtigkeitsbrunnenGerechtigkeitsgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen is a 16th-century fountain in the Gerechtigkeitsgasse in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is the only Bernese fountain to retain all original design elements and is listed as a cultural heritage of national significance.

KindlifresserbrunnenKornhauspl. 18, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Kindlifresserbrunnen of Bern is a fountain with an imposing sculpture of an ogre with a half of a child spilling out of his mouth. In a sack in his other hand, he holds four more terrified children, presumably to eat later. It was built around 1546. It was one of the many ornately decorated fountains in this area.

LäuferbrunnenLäuferpl., 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Läuferbrunnen is a fountain on Läuferplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. It is located near the Nydegg Church on Nydeggstalden. The trough was built in 1824, but the figure dates from 1545.

MosesbrunnenMünstergasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Mosesbrunnen is a fountain in the Old City of Bern. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern which dates from 1544.

PfeiferbrunnenSpitalgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

This 16th-century fountain is on the list of Swiss heritage sites of national importance located in the Old City of Bern. It stood in front of the Gasthaus zum Kreuz, which was a hotel for traveling minstrels.

SimsonbrunnenKramgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Simsonbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1527 and expanded in 1544 to include an octagonal water basin and the fountain figure. The fountain represents the biblical story of Samson killing a lion found in Judges.

The Geneva Water FountainQuai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland

jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Originally, in 1886 they built the fountain to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplified and relocated to the center of the Lake.

VennerbrunnenKreuzgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Vennerbrunnen is a fountain on Rathausplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The fountain figure represents a Venner, an armored Bernese standard-bearer. It was created in 1542 by Hans Gieng for a stone fountain that replaced a wooden system from the 14th century on Schwendplatz above Nydeggstalden.

Zähringer memorialNydeggstalden, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Zähringerbrunnen fountain is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The statue is a bear in full armor, with another bear cub at his feet. The bear represents the bear, that according to legend, Berchtold shot on the Aare peninsula as he was searching for a site to build a city.

ZähringerbrunnenKramgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Zähringerbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1535 by Hans Hiltbrand and stands below the Zytglogge tower. The statue is a bear in full armor, with another bear cub at his feet. The bear represents the bear that, according to legend, Berchtold shot on the Aare peninsula as he was searching for a site to build a city.