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Tinguely-Brunnen

Theaterplatz, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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Ranked #12 of 77 attractions in Basel
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This fountain is very interesting because it has a very original way of be. The sculptures are dynamic and move as the water passes into it. Very nice piece of art.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Always fascinating, always make me laugh. Playful and nutty. Keep going when frozen - they create mad ice sculptures and you can hear the water gurgling underneath. Delightful folly in a serious city.

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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have seen this fountain many times and always find it fascinating. The first time we were just wandering around town on foot and chanced upon the fountain. It was amazing and dramatically different from the rest of town. The last time we even made a special trip on a train from Lucerne just to see this fountain! It is... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Many European fountains have a similar look and feel, but Tinguely is different. I do not consider myself an art person, but very much enjoyed looking at the interesting creations. The fountain has a very lively feel. My wife and I walked past the fountain on the way to dinner near city hall.

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

People love a surprise and so it was with us when we happened upon Jean Tinguely's installation early one wintry March morning, splendidly iced, but still chugging away quite happily. We were delighted and so should you be, all the more because it presents a fabulous flip side to the ordered exactitude of the Swiss way. Add it to your... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Located in the heart of town, this public plaza features works by the eponymous artist. His works are full of whimsy and sly humor. It is not to be missed.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It is really nice fountain, created with old telephones and things from old theatre. Fountain is located in nice place. If you visit Basel, you should go there :)

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NE USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Basel artist Jean Tinguely's Fasnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) stands at the former location of the stage of Basel's theatre. Ten machine sculpture fountains create a wonderful place to meet and enjoy the workings of each piece. There is a Museum Tinguely located at Paul Sacher-Anlage 1 check out website, www. tinguely.ch for more info.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Pretty amazing that you can find something like this close to a busy town center....after seeing the two famed Tinguely fountain creations in Basel, would like to see more of them which are in other parts of the world. funny but relaxing place to be...

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

if you are coming from the train station SBB then it is hard to miss. Just passing through can enjoy lunch while watching the water park

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