A strange child eating statue stands in the center of the scenic Alpine city of Bern, Switzerland. Set between quaint sandstone buildings and the picturesque River Aare, the man in the statue stuffs a child into his gaping maw. He’s clearly ready to move on to more children once he’s finished his appetizer.
Who is the mysterious child eater of Bern? He has been standing in Bern since the 1500s, creating a nearly 500-year-old mystery about the meaning of the statue. In Bern, they call him the Kindlifresser – literally “child eater.” He is also known as the ogre. If you want to become a specialist in Kindlifresserbrunnen history, keep reading.
Or, if you just want to know more about a statue of a man eating a sack of babies, this is the list for you.
The Child-Eating Statue Dates Back To 1545 When Bern Wanted More Fountains
Bern Is A Beautiful City – Except For The Very Strange Child-Eater Statue
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For Centuries, Jews Were Accused Of Blood Libel – Kidnapping And Murdering Christian Children
Could The Child-Eater Be A Witch?
The Statue Might Be The Greek God Kronos, Famous For Eating His Own Children