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Bourbaki Panorama

Loewenplatz 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 412 30 30
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Had seen panorama painting before but this one was one step higher, with the exhibition and then... read more

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P_and_C2013
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A unique concept, given the circular shape of the structure & located in a central part of the... read more

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This gigantic panoramic work by Edouard Castres from 1881 is 112 metres long and 10 metres high and is one of the most impressive spectacles in the history of the Panorama medium..It depicts the eastern French army under General Bourbaki during.its memorable escape to Switzerland during the Franco-Prussian War in.the harsh winter of 1871. The internment.of the 87,000-strong battalion is regarded as the largest admission of refugees ever carried out by Switzerland. A sculptured terrain with figures and props is placed in front of the painting, giving the entire scene a remarkable three-dimensional effect. This huge space depicts the huge mass of people as well as many individual fates and humanitarian acts. Edouard Castres, who produced the painting, was an “embedded” artist in a sense as he accompanied the army as a Red Cross volunteer.
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Loewenplatz 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had seen panorama painting before but this one was one step higher, with the exhibition and then the painting with sound and effects. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique concept, given the circular shape of the structure & located in a central part of the city, Bourbaki Panorama lures you with its richness & attractiveness!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I try and visit well-known art whenever we travel, and this is unlike anything I've ever seen. Depicting the French army's retreat during the end of the Franco-Prussian War (in which 87,000 injured, ill and starving soldiers & refugees were systematically accepted and tended by...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Interactive unique attraction with free ipad rental to better explain the painting and make the visit interactive.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A remarkable undertaking, but it's a bit unusual to be the sole feature of a museum. The presentation has been enhanced with sounds and narration, and some of the artwork is not painted, but is material reproduced in the foreground. The video presentation on the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Before visiting this place, I had no idea what panoramas were, as an art form. It is rather deceptively located and since most people's first choice is to visit the Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument) just up the street, it can be easily missed. But once inside,...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was a very impressive piece of art and a very nice memorial/monument to the soldiers of the war, but it wasn't really my style. We only went because the Swiss Pass made it free and it was hailed as a must-see in Lucerne. Would...More

Thank Brenna R
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Stumbled upon this exhibit with my mom as we were touring Luzern. It was included in the Swiss Travel pass, so it was free for us! Otherwise it's about 12 francs. It has 2 floors - one where you see an exhibit that has a...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The Bourbaki Panorama is an enormous circular painting depicting a historic event during the Franco-Prussian War. We went in because the admission is free with Swiss travel pass. This place makes a good stop to get shelter from the rain. Otherwise, there is really not...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

This panorama is a piece of history which should be seen, not only for the historical display but also the concept of a panorama. Was included in our city museum pass. The small flea market at the base level had some interesting artisans as a...More

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