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Bourbaki Panorama

Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 412 30 30
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old-school interesting

This attraction is a 360-degree painting an actual piece of Swiss history. It depicts French troops... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lakeville, Minnesota
we absolutely loved this!

we took a lot of time here enjoying this. we took our time and learned so much about this time in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily H
Houston, Texas
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is a 360-degree painting an actual piece of Swiss history. It depicts French troops surrendering to the Swiss army after they were defeated by the Germans in 1871. The Swiss exhibit compassion to the French, and do everything they can to assist the...More

Thank CAChris33
Reviewed 1 week ago

we took a lot of time here enjoying this. we took our time and learned so much about this time in history. don't rush through - it is worth really reading the information and studying the painting. well done. we loved it!

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beyond the artistic value of the Bourbaki Panorama, which has now gained in threedimensionality, the place has a touching feel to it. In this day and age where everyone cares only about their own business and material gain, this is a reminder that solidarity in...More

Thank Ignimbrite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place takes your breath away. It is staggering, a 100 metres portrait of a French army in retreat (90,000) which the Swiss looked after for 6 weeks. Yes it portrays the Swiss compassion and their love of money receiving a large sum from the...More

Thank PandPCotswoldsUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really surprised at how good this was. There are models and props in the foreground, that just dissolve into the painting. You can see it all from the top floor looking down at the models and across at the painting; and downstairs, you are...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had previously visited the Atlanta Cyclorama, one of the few other surviving historic panorama paintings. So we weren't expecting the Bourbaki Panorama to be more than mildly interesting. We were pleasantly surprised to find it fascinating! For one thing, the viewer's perspective is more...More

Thank CoralReef
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

It is a pity the original structure is hidden behing an ugly grey modern structure. Also, the lady at the counter told us she would play the tape in our language but it never came through. If you are short in time, you easily skip...More

Thank FleurNastia
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We only stuck our heads in because it was free...would have been mad to pay for this. I get the history behind it, but it was nothing more than a giant winter scene. Don't bother, look up the story online and save your Euro.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank Monicajax
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Thank BarbaraMartin74
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