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Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland
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All reviews moving parts nice fountain moving water metal sculptures water fountain few minutes sunny day worth a visit visiting basel old town theatre frozen squirt jean motion museum movement
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What fun this place is. The water jets out of wonderful mechanical structures. If you like this you must visit the Tinguely Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martakov
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This fountain is typical of tinguelys work. Good to sit beside with a bite to eat and be mesmerized by the motions of the off the wall statues within the fountain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 12 October 2018

A charming and pretty place to be and while away some time.. the unique fountain designs are quite interesting...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DipanwitaK2015
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The sculptures were amazing and all working bet they look good in the winter when frozen,plenty of seats to sit and chill with a coffee.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mariaherlihy6
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This fountain must be a magnet for children with its working water-spilling figures! It has several different characters who work or spill their way through the water, so people sit around and watch it. Since it is right in the city center you wont miss...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

It great any time. Hearing water. Watching people, great fun. But winter when it is frozen is the best.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim0
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tourist information is close to here and you can do. The post card email thing there for 1 euro. Worth it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ingoldmellsholidays
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We stopped here for almost an hour waiting for our bus to take us to the cruise ship in Basel. Interesting that this fountain is made up of scrap metal with several moving parts. Lots of restaurants around to rest, people watch . Obviously closes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rama1004
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Walk by and saw this collection of fountains each a interesting mechanical abstract. You can spend a little time just watching the fountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 1sonnybo
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We were waiting for our Hop off and on bus across the street from this unique fountain. Very unique how it is put together and sprays.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda M
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Response from Tammo S | Reviewed this property |
ten minutes by tram, or either 1 km to walk
3 November 2015|
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Response from nocatnow | Reviewed this property |
We sailed with Viking and were very happy with the organisation of the cruise. Friends have used Avalon and also enjoyed themselves, so have a look at each website and before you make up your mind. Our early June sailing was... More