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Address: Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland
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We wandered by this park - How very cool!!!

We wandered by this outdoor fountain that had these sculptures moving around. What a cool place. We had to open our phones to find out more about the works and the artist. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wandered by this outdoor fountain that had these sculptures moving around. What a cool place. We had to open our phones to find out more about the works and the artist. The mechanations move as the water flows. loved it.

Thank momma_christa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to visit these fountains which are 100yds from the tourist office. The various machines here that spray/squirt the water are extremely amusing and are not to be missed. Many people, including ourselves, stayed for at least 10-15 mins as they are interesting to watch.

Thank ArtySin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice and original fountain. since it is right in the center of basel it is nice to look at, wouldnt go there especially

Thank iditharari
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across these just out walking this beautiful city one day. It is a very clever use of water and mechanical art. Take a few minutes out of your day in Basel to stop by and watch these hydromechanical curiosities.

Thank loubob P
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in Basel for some time, I surely am a great fan of Tinguely's art and not the least this fountain. You cannot find anything similar elsewhere and it is a "must" to see when in Basel.

Thank Dzinni
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, not your average street fountain. You can get lost staring at in for a long time.

Thank Fatema H
Kootenay National Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This interesting fountain is a tribute to Swiss clockworks and engineering. Take the time to stop by for a few minutes en route to the Old Town.

Thank TrueCanucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

These moving water sculptures are fascinating to watch, whatever your age. Shady seating areas around the fountain mean you can relax comfortably and enjoy a bit of people watching too. A short walk from the main station.

Thank WanderingHansB544
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

1977 they placed instead of the stage of the old city theater a fountain by Jean Tinguely. The swiss artist has black asphalt poured into a shallow before placing these law power- operated, water spouting objects in it.These nine iron eminences are in constant motion and "talk" to each other just as did the mimers, actors and dancers who once... More 

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Interesting to watch all the structures moving. Very unusual. Each time you visited it appeared to be doing no different things.

Thank alison c

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