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Tinguely-Brunnen

Address: Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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Ranked #7 of 70 Attractions in Basel
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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75 helpful votes 75 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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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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