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Tinguely-Brunnen

Theaterplatz, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wow I loved this museum of working models and art. Well worth a visit. It was interesting how the artist drew you into the museum by putting a working juke box in the grounds. The museum also used gate barriers and produced reindeer which visitors could move around and make there own piece of art. A great day on a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was a large fountain area where one can sit and relax. The fountain contains many interesting build metal objects that spray water or displace water in many different ways. The splashing of the water made us feel a little more relaxed. There are some amusing displays and are sure to intrigue children of all ages.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We made the trip here based on reviews below, but I cannot understand the attraction .... A few fountains, and a little art ... there is not much to see here .... Ok if you are passing but certainly not worth a detour.

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were only in Basel for one day, so this was one of the few things we saw outside of Old Town. It was really great. Very creative and playful mechanical sculptures that are a pleasure for all ages to experience. I like to see art in motion. It brings a whole new dimension to the experience. Pictures of moving... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My children really enjoyed playing with others at this fountain & watching water splashes from the machines made them laughed nonstop. A good rest stop to fence off the summer heat too.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is a nice place to relax and just observe the crazy mechanisms made by Tinguely. It is a very popular spot among tourists and natives alike so it can get a little crowded specially in summer.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very nice square and well worth a view if strolling through the city. Chill an have a beer with the locals.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Watching Tinguely's nine sculptures busily spraying water about, paddling it away, sieving it, pouring it makes you realize that all these cute little entities are very busy doing very pointless work. And that leads to further musings on the meaning of life, and whether we live to work, or work to live... and so on...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A fascinating and humorous fountain created by Tinguely, the Swiss artist. He used pieces and remnants of the old theater to build this fountain as a living tribute to stage arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If time had permitted I would have sat here all day watching these little interesting machine-like sculpture/water fountains. Kids and adults will be equally amused by these fountains.

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