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Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland
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All reviewsmoving partsnice fountainmoving wateryear roundfree attractionlocals and touristssunny daykinetic artfew minutesworth a visitvisiting baselold citytheatresculpturesfrozenjeansquirt
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a gem of an artwork by a celebrated artist. Scrapworks of metal animated with playful movement of water, what a masterpiece. We were told that during winter everything turns to ice. Our friendly guide even showed us a picture of the frozen...More

Thank wakilindo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely water art.. nice to see it and visit.. the day we were there a group of drummers were playing...

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fountain is situated within a large area. Good place to sit and people watch while admiring this creative fountain with moving metal sculptures.

Thank colinrose10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool fountain sculptures. Every single one is a unique piece of art. Simple yet beautiful :) A very good place to chill in between going to places :)

Thank Footprints777373
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the meeting point for walking tours. The fountain was designed with carnival theme, really quite interesting. Right in front of Basel Theatre, worth a visit especially there are art installations right there in the courtyard.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of two Tinguely fountains in Basel (the other is outside the Tinguely museum in Solitude park). and provides a cool spot to sit for a while. I would recommend grabbing a coffee and sitting on one of the benches. Very near to...More

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was smaller than I expected. Nevertheless, a spot to relax and just enjoy the sight and sound. Plus it’s free

Thank franceshew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth staying around just observing the water show and displays . Nice to take photos and videos as well . This attraction is free , just near the theatre .

Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxing spot to enjoy the sculpted water displays and residual spray created from the mechanical objects

Thank James O
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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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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