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Address: Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Fantastic fountains

Free thing to see in Basel and especially cool in freezing temperatures. Centrally located as well. Not so nice at night due to lurking teenagers

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Free thing to see in Basel and especially cool in freezing temperatures. Centrally located as well. Not so nice at night due to lurking teenagers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautifull museum, surprising exhibits, much space even when many visitors. Great location next to rhine river with small beach.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Worth seeing. It was on my list to see whilst we were here and we stumbled across it during our walk from the station to the river, which was our first port of call. This water fountain is really fascinating, all the moving parts. Walk around the fountain to see it from all angles otherwise you may miss parts of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even in the winter, watching Tinguely's machine spouting water is always entertaining. Even though the day was gray I had to stop for awhile.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This fountain is always very interesting but best visited in winter when temperatures are around or below zero. The sprinklers coat the statues in fine mist which then builds up around the metal statues as icicles. So cool!

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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

visit the Tinguely-fountain in Basel. Tinguely placed his fountain on the site where the stage of the old city theatre formerly was located. It is real fun - not only for the kids - to watch all the moving maching spouting water at each other.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great example of engineering, they are most unusual with each exhibit working independently. It is fasinating just to stop and watch them. It was late december when we were there and very cold so unable to stop very long but well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A delightful day spent wandering through this outstanding museum on a perfect day. Challenging and creative exhibits which got us thinking. Wish there were more of these types of museums to visit in Australia,

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Where the stage of the old city theater company once stood, in 1977 Jean Tinguely created sculptural machines in a shallow fountain and in the process gifted Basel a famous new landmark. Each of these machines/works of art/sculptures are a fitting tribute to the field of engineering. We stopped to see them several times, it was mesmerizing just to watch... More 

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

These fountains were so unusual and very cleverly designed. We stopped by to see them at least three times during our visit. In the heart of the Barfusserplatz; a must see!

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