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Bourbaki Panorama

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You will learn about the history of the Red Cross and Switzerland's humanitarian tradition

Bourbaki Panorama is on the way of the Lion Monument and it is a museum for those who are... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland
Just do it

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Canton, Texas
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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...more
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Loewenplatz 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ingenious to have a circular painting inside a round building! Great story depicting scenes from the French-Prussian War of 1870/71 when the French Army under General Bourbaki crossed into Switzerland. The painter Edourd Castres even painted himself into a scene, wow!!! Absolutely mesmerizing. Located in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

Bourbaki Panorama is on the way of the Lion Monument and it is a museum for those who are interested in knowing the history and the spirit of Switzerland. I have spent one full hour there, there is a lot to read, listen and you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 464emanuela
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We took a day trip to Lucerne with visitors and my quick review of things to see and do didn't even list the Bourbaki Panorama. Which is a pity because we would have missed it had we not seen the building in our quest to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank GlobalGeckos
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This is a fantastic way to find out about the French soldiers fleeing into Switzerland in 1871. Not just a great painting but a terrific detailed panaorama that you become immersed into. And you can get a photo at the end of it! Really well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 27 October 2018

In a month’s holiday in Europe this is close to being one of this most stimulating sight I saw. How could you fail to wonder at the sight of this 110 metre long, 10 metre wide circular panorama that dramatically depicting a vast scene from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank peter m
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Really went because part of a pass from Glacier Park. Absolutely stunning art work and highly educational. Ended up spending an hour there. Do not miss this Exhibit.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife thought this was one of the two man-made wonders we have seen in our travels. We were totally engrossed in the experience. The exhibit is so well presented, with background sound effects for each area if the painting and a very good included...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Russ N
Reviewed 1 October 2018

although we live in world of 3D and augmented reality this painting is still beautiful and impressive . The museum is well kept and the audio guide was great it was more of an app . The price is expensive if you don't plan on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joefrenk
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the Swiss pass and it last maybe 30 minutes. Really like the second floor where the story is told and the visual affects. Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichaelBanks
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was included in our Swiss Travel Pass so we went in. It was worth it. The painting is very good and detailed but what brings it to life is the narration you hear (on the surround sound PA system). it was in English when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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