Fodor's Expert Review Tinguely Fountain

Altstadt Fountain

Created by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, known for his work in mechanized media, this delightful, animated construction was inaugurated by the city in 1977. Its whimsically styled metal figures busily churn, lash, and spray with unending energy. It is especially impressive in winter when the jets of water freeze, creating unique airborne sculptures.

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Basel, Basel-City  4051, Switzerland

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