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Bourbaki Panorama

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
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+41 41 412 30 30
10:00 - 17:00
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English translation was easy!

Many times my wife and I went to something with a speaker/announcer or a recording and it was in a foreign language. After getting our free tickets using our Swiss Pass the woman... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Nicholas P
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Jacksonville, Fl
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76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE are not museum folks, but with rainy, snowy skies, we purchased the Lucerne Museum Pass and went to this museum because it was included. We watched the introduction film then went on to see the 360 panorama painting. We were fascinated by the 4 D effect as sound was added to the 3D exhibit. We are so glad we... More 

Thank Monicajax
Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like history, you will love this attraction, which tells the story of the internment of French soldiers during the war of 1870-1. The panorama itself is impressive, and the multimedia explanatory material is very well-done, with the stories of participants of the events and explanations of related events, such as the birth of the Red Cross.

Thank BarbaraMartin74
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Many times my wife and I went to something with a speaker/announcer or a recording and it was in a foreign language. After getting our free tickets using our Swiss Pass the woman at the desk explained to us that when the German recording ends within the next 10 minutes, it will replay in English. The details and uniqueness of... More 

Thank Nicholas P
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We entered the Bourbaki panorama not quite knowing what to expect but actually encountered a moving 3D 360 degrees panorama of the 1871 surrender of General Bourbaki’s French army of 87,000 to the Swiss during the Franco Prussian war. They were on their last legs and were dying. They were housed by the Swiss in the first effort of the... More 

Thank Archaeobuff
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My golly, it was in foreign language ! you sit there in front of a round screen that doesnt change and the kids were bored. It was saying something very interesting, but if its in a foreign language, kids cant understand.

1 Thank Paulette P
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202 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We popped in here more or less by mistake. It is the cinema and library in town. The surprise was the bar area that did snacks and drinks. Good, helpful staff and if you just want a sandwich and a drink, this is the place.

Thank NorthernTraveller53
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were very impressed with this Panorama. The painting is awesome and the audio visual helped to understand what the Panorama is all about. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen B
Monterey, California
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92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't know about this until I saw it in a brochure. We watched the video about the painting, then proceeded upstairs to see the 360 degree painting. Amazing when this was done and it's in 3D. Take your time here.

Thank Marilyn B
Henderson, Nevada
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773 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is an amazing 360 degree painting and diorama by Edouard Castres depicting a memorable event of the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) when Frances‘s Eastern Army crossed the Swiss border and surrendered seeking protection from the Swiss. This medium of a panorama design was somewhat in vogue at the time. And Castres was an actual member of this internment. You can... More 

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Lucerne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A huge round oilpainting leads you back into nostalgic historical times of Switzerland - showing humanity to suffering people - an old tradition of neutral Switzerland - impressive!

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