Cycling in Switzerland

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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Dreiland-Radweg
Dreiland-Radweg
Stage 1, Liestal–Rodersdorf
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Basel
Tinguely Fountain

Tinguely Fountain

In the place where the stage of the old City Theatre formerly stood, in 1977 Jean Tinguely placed amusing machine sculptures in an enormous pool of water.
In a shallow pool 19 cm deep, 16 m wide and 19 m long, cast in black mastic asphalt the artist placed nine black figures driven by low-voltage current that spout water as they move. These nine iron eminences cheerfully converse with one another like the mimes, actors and dancers once did on the stage at this exact spot.

With this fountain the popular artist endowed Basel with a new landmark. Regardless of the weather, the fountain site is always thronged with people being animated to picnic or moved to strike up a conversation with a stranger. This work of art has become part of the life of Basel’s inhabitants in a way few other objects have.
In the place where the stage of the old City Theatre formerly stood, in 1977 Jean Tinguely placed amusing machine sculptures in an enormous pool of water.
In a shallow pool 19 cm deep, 16 m wide and 19 m long, cast in black mastic asphalt the artist placed nine black figures driven by low-voltage current that spout water as they move. These nine iron eminences cheerfully converse with one another like the mimes, actors and dancers once did on the stage at this exact spot.

With this fountain the popular artist endowed Basel with a new landmark. Regardless of the weather, the fountain site is always thronged with people being animated to picnic or moved to strike up a conversation with a stranger. This work of art has become part of the life of Basel’s inhabitants in a way few other objects have.

Tinguely Fountain

Adresse

Basel Tourismus
Aeschenvorstadt 36
4010 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 268 68 68
info@basel.com
www.basel.com

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Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Hotel Stücki
Hotel Stücki
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Dreiland-Radweg
Dreiland-Radweg
Stage 1, Liestal–Rodersdorf
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike