Simsonbrunnen
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  • Bern Station • 7 min walk

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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Another one of the fountains in the city and it has reference to biblical characters through its figure.
Written 14 July 2023
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permia
Ireland40,843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A striking work of art in a delightful Old City street it portrays an Old Testament Biblical story.

A gorgeous colourful assembly has as an apogee the figure of strongman Samson subduing and killing a lion. As described in the Judges book of the Bible.

It was built in 1544 and continues to be an enchanting addition to the streetscape.
Written 18 November 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The fountain is one of many in Bern and is dedicated to Samson. It is located in a very nice place - the main street in the old town.
Written 27 September 2020
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This fountain is a testament to Samson's strength - he has the lion's mouth apart with his hands. The statue was donated by the Burcher's Guild so it is not surprising that he has a weapon and butcher's tools on his belt!
Written 12 December 2019
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HollyBerryElf
Weilerbach, Germany640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Biblical stature of Samson defeating the lion ... seemed kinda odd looking at it without a crowd of bears surrounding it. Each fountain was charming to see
Written 5 June 2019
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The Simsonbrunnen is topped with the biblical symbol of Samson defeating a lion. Samson was given great powers of strength as long as he did not cut his hair.

This is another fountain in the Old Town that serves as part of the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
Written 27 April 2019
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Marina
Menaggio, Italy651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The Simsonbrunnen or Samson statue/fountain is another of Bern's gems. This one doesn't have the recurring bear theme but rather a lion as the animal featured with the strongman Samson.
It is in a road filled with historical sights, mark it on your map as another point of interest!
Written 30 November 2018
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muzique1960
Woodridge, IL356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I love all of the sculptures/fountains of Bern. They are all so detailed and easy to find. This one also dates to the 16th century!
Written 16 September 2018
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Yingwen X
Maryland70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
One of the 12 beautiful fountains in Old Town Bern. I didn't do research before I visited Bern for the first time. I wish I did so I can plan more time. I spent one evening in the old town and found it very charming and the fountains/statues interesting. This Simson fountain is located near the famous clock tower (Zytglogge). You won't regret spending a few minutes to appreciate it and take some pictures. Thanks for other reviewers describing the story.
Written 20 July 2017
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Located beside the Music Conservatory along Kramstrasse in Old Town, Bern, and built in 1545, this colorful statue recounts a scene from the Book of Judges of legendary strongman, Samson, killing a lion. One of many magnificent statues located throughout the city, it is worthy of a stop--and a few photos.
Written 12 June 2017
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