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Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In center town near the theatre, Worth passing by to see the original mechanical devices in the fountain playing with water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed 2 days ago

Almost adjacent to the Kunsthalle this small introduction to the work of Tinguely is a gem in the centre of Basel. These kinetic works move and spray water all over the place and when we visited in January were festooned with icicles - kids love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this would be a little bigger and more impression. From a technical point of view it looks pretty cool but it was not what i would call a highlight of our trip to Basel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 829callumm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am passing the Fountain daily on my way to work, and follow it over the seasons, When the space is crowded with tourists, when office workers have lunch at the Brunnen, when the City is cleaning the waterpond, when it is covered by ice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael_Kruse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While walking on the street we met this wonderful lady who offered to help us. She told us the story of this artist (it would take a while... So I will not tell you the details) all I wanted to say is that locals are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Constantia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

....was ok, not great. Just ok. This is a 1.5 day visit city. Not a lot going on there so on a nice day you can see all the major sites in 6hrs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Journey794429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cold day when we visited but the water still flowed. Very cool fountain. There was a duck who had the fountain to itself. Not too many people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kilaonig
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Pretty fountain next to the theatre. Enjoyed hearing the back story of how/why it was made in our walking tour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tanewman
Reviewed 14 November 2018

What fun this place is. The water jets out of wonderful mechanical structures. If you like this you must visit the Tinguely Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martakov
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This fountain is typical of tinguelys work. Good to sit beside with a bite to eat and be mesmerized by the motions of the off the wall statues within the fountain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
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Response from Tammo S | Reviewed this property |
ten minutes by tram, or either 1 km to walk
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We sailed with Viking and were very happy with the organisation of the cruise. Friends have used Avalon and also enjoyed themselves, so have a look at each website and before you make up your mind. Our early June sailing was... More
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