Who knows if Jean Tinguely would have believed, had you told him that his creations would once be housed in such noble rooms? ... More
Who knows if Jean Tinguely would have believed, had you told him that his creations would once be housed in such noble rooms? The museum building was opened by Mario Botta in 1996, and is sponsored by the local chemical company, Hoffman La Roche. Even the garden of the tower houses work by Tinguely in the shape of a fountain. A bigger version can be found on the Theaterplatz. Tinguely loved to make things, and the museum is full of his moving machine sculptures, and sculptures that you can sometimes walk through. Children and adults alike love this museum and various exhibitions which highlight works by other artists similar to Tinguely complement the permanent exhibits. Check website for more details.
We and our kids liked this place a lot. We went with trepidation that the art wasn't going to interest our children as much as the adults but they loved activating all the machines and were fascinated by the alternately cheerful and frightening aspects of Tinguely's work. The gift shop was a bit pricey but aren't they all? Apart from Tinguely's works, there are one-off displays about his contemporaries. Highlight for our children was using one of Tinguelys machines which moved coloured pens across paper to make a drawing for 2 CHF. An original Tinguely work of art for less than a pound. Bargain!
The cafe downstairs was tres chic and all the staff were attentive and helpful.
We also had a lovely walk along the bank of the Rhine with the ferry crossing from the Munster to get there made it a perfect day.
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Wanna bring back something from Basel for a loved one? You'll do well at the Lackerli Huus where they specialize
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The Crowne Plaza Geneva is located 20 miles from Annecy Haute Savoie Airport (NCY) and less than a mile from
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