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Tinguely-Brunnen

Address: Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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Ranked #7 of 69 Attractions in Basel
Type: Landmarks
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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Built on the site of the old theatre in Basel, all that remains is the entrance capitol to the theatre has now become one of the moving works of water-spraying art in the Brunne. Best enjoyed in winter, when icicles elaborate the mechanisms. Should be visited along with the Tinguely museum, across the Rhine, next to the Schwarzwald bridge and... 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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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

These are located near the Theatre just past Barfusaplatz and worth a visit. It's different construction from various objects that Jean Tinguely a local artist has built. In winter when they freeze they make some great photos

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is such a classic. I have done many times. It is entertaining (so good for both young adults couples or families). If in summer, you should go there walking along the Rhine.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful water foundation. Situated near the tourist office. Each sculpture is a work of art and fitting tribute to the field of engineering. Would spend all day here people watching

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting modernist fountain with lots of mechanical activities - some of which look clearly pointless- like the one sieving water- and wonder if that wax the artist's intention. Fascinating!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Could spend an age, and often have, admiring the working water sculptures in this little oasis in the centre of Basel. Plenty of places to sit and be drawn in by these little marvels.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is fascinating to see these metal sculptures with water spouting in all directions. I was lucky to stay long enough to see them with the sun shining through the water and making a great picture. They are unique sculptures and fascinating to watch and one of the highlights for me in Basel.

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Sancerre, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Its great and interesting Museum with special experience, very special exhibit's , can interest also childrens

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I loved this plaza! It's so nicely built and I loved how the sculptures played with the water. It is a quite relaxing place to hang out and relax after a long day walking through Basel.

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