"The former Waisenhaus & the Oppenheim-Brunnen" Top 5 Page for this destination Old town Tip by globetrott

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The former Waisenhaus is the police-station now.
In 1657 this building was built as a public home for orphants and in front of it you will see nowadays the so-called Meret-Oppenheim-Brunnen, made by Meret Oppenheim, a surrealistic swiss artist and that fountain is quite funny with water running down on a cascade made of grass and moss.

Directions: This building and the Oppenheim-fountain are at the end of Waisenhausplatz.
Phone: +41 31 328 12 12
Website: http://www.bern.com/de/stadt-bern/sehenswuerdigkeiten/unesco-weltkulturerbe

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  • Updated Jan 11, 2011
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