Child Eater of Bern
While touring Bern I stumbled upon the KindliFresser, or "Child Eater", Fountain right in the middle of busy Kornhausplatz. Bern is famous for it's many 16th century fountains, but I hadn't been prepared for one this creepy. The villain is eating one child, and has several more tucked away in his belt for later snacking. The fountain was created in the 1540's, and has likely been used by parents to scare kids into obedience for centuries. Exploring Bern, my favorite city in Switzerland, is full of fascinating discoveries like this one.
By Robyn Patty, AFAR Staff
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