Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city and my favorite city to visit.
There are so many things I love about Basel. I like that Basel is divided by the Rhine in two amazing parts and that this city has many sweet shops, street cafés, patisseries and the oldest museum in Switzerland.
But there is one place in Basel I like the most.
The Tinguely Fountain is also knows as “Carnaval” or “Fasnachts-Brunnen”. The Tinguely Fountain was designed by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, who focused his work on kinetic arts and metamechanics. The Tinguely Fountain was created in 1977 and is a really inventive work.
Jean Tinguely was born in Fribourg and created a fun and unique fountain, with metal sculptures and machines moving together in a pool of water. The Tinguely Fountain is situated south of Barfüsserplatz and is the new symbol for Basel.
You will be fascinated by the amazing sculptures. The names of these sculptures are: dr Theaterkopf, d’Spinne, dr Waggler, d’Fontääne, dr Spritzer, dr Suuser, dr Wäädel, dr Schuufler, s’Seechter, dr Querpfyffer.
“There is no death! Death only exists for those who cannot accept evolution. Everything changes. Death is a transition form movement to movement. Death is static. Death is movement. Death is static. Death is movement.”
* Jean Tinguely
Enjoy the moving sculptures!