Strolling around the old town you can find many architectural treasures, but also curiosities. Located just a stone’s throw away from the city hall, you find one of my favorite landmarks in the Swiss capital: Kronenbrunnen, a fountain without a sculpture on the pedestal. The fountain dates back to the 19th century, but a staircase and railings were erected in 1992 by the Swiss artist Carlo E. Lischetti. Back then, it was quite a controversial project.
Climb up to the speaker corner and feel free to pose (for a photo), to give a speech or just enjoy another angle of view on the balustrade :-). If you happen to be thirsty, when crossing the fountain, don’t hold yourself back from taking a sip. The water is potable and perfectly safe to drink.
On a city walk, you shouldn’t miss two other odd fountains: the medieval Kindlifresserbrunnen on Kornhausplatz (a villain devouring small children) and the rampant Meret-Oppenheim-Brunnen on Waisenhausplatz.