Bern – City of fountains and the public water supply

Over 140 years ago, public fountains played an important role as a source of water in Bern. They were a meeting place – a place to chat, do the washing and of course to draw clean drinking water.

Bern’s streetscape would be incomplete without its 11 historic fountains. Just as important was the town stream, which served as a public water supply. Visible in places and underground in others, it connects the city’s fountains to this day.

Tucked away deep in the basement of the State Chancellery is the city’s oldest fountain: Len Fountain (Lenbrunnen). Shielded from the public, it is only accessible as part of a guided tour. Enjoy this unique place with us.

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Tour available:
Start time: By individual arrangement
Meeting point: Tourist Information at the main station
Duration: 90 minutes
 CHF 250.00 per group
Express surcharge: CHF 50.00 when booked less than 48 hours in advance
Languages: German / English / French
Note: Max. 20 persons per group

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