Even dogs can go out for a drink in the Niederdorf.
A cast-iron water fountain installed against the wall of the Hotel Adler offers thirsty dogs a refreshing drink of water.
The commemorative plaque above the fountain refers to the 100th anniversary of the death of the Zurich animal painter Rudolf Koller (1828 - 1905), who spent the first ten years of his life in the Hotel Adler. At the time, Koller's father ran the hotel, and the guests were primarily carters and cattle dealers.
Koller's most famous painting is the "Gotthardpost," created in 1873. Apart from horses and cows, Koller also painted dogs roaming the Niederdorf, hence the idea of the dog fountain.
The fountain was inaugurated by Peter Krause on January 5, 2005.