Anna-Seiler-Brunnen (Anna Seiler Fountain), Bern

Anna-Seiler-Brunnen (Anna Seiler Fountain), Bern

The Anna-Seiler-Brunnen or Anna Seiler Fountain is a fountain dedicated to Anna Seiler, the founder of the first hospital in Bern. On November 29, 1354 in her will, Anna Seiler asked the city to help found a hospital in her house which today stands on Zeughausgasse. The makeshift hospital converted from Anna's house initially had 13 beds and 2 nurses, but its goal was to serve as a hospital on a permanent basis.

When Anna Seiler died around 1360 the hospital was renamed after her. In 1531 the hospital moved into an empty monastery which offered a much larger place to accommodate the expanded operation of the hospital by that time. The hospital still exists today six centuries after Anna Seiler founded it. Today the hospital has about 6,000 employees and treats about 220,000 patients per year.
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Sight Name: Anna-Seiler-Brunnen (Anna Seiler Fountain)
Sight Location: Bern, Switzerland (See walking tours in Bern)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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