Lonely Planet Writer

A wine-lover's dream as free vino flows from Swiss water fountain

In what could be a wine-lover’s dream come true, white wine flowed from Bern’s Moses Fountain this week instead of water.

Bern fountain to flow with white wine.
Bern fountain to flow with white wine. Image by Blondinrikard Froberg / CC BY 2.0

Wine from a local city vineyard gushed from the ornate water fountain, which dates back to 1544 and stands in front of the Bern Cathedral. Residents were commemorating when Bern was chosen instead of Zurich as Switzerland’s federal capital in 1848. The decision was made by politicians who had been to a magnificent banquet in Bern and impressed with an artificial fountain that spurted wine. Read more: swissinfo.ch