Holbein Fountain (Spalen Fountain)


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he Holbein Fountain, which is one of the most beautiful renaissance fountain of switzerland, used to have its place in front of the Spalentor.

In 1839, it was moved to the Spalenvorstadt. The column with its precious ornaments goes back to the 16th century. On its stuff one can see a figure playing bagpipes. After the fountain had been moved to the Spalenvorstadt, an octagonal tub was added to it.

The original of the column is in the historical museum.