Bern – City of fountains and the public water supply

Water is one of humanity’s most valuable resources – and “blue gold” also has special significance for the inhabitants of Bern.

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.

  • Tours for Groups
    Tour available Year-round
    Duration 90 minutes
    Price CHF 250.00 per group
    Languages German, English, French
    Note Max. 20 persons per group

    Sales and assistance at +41 31 328 12 12 or book online.

  • City Tours Bern

    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 328 12 12
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