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Bourbaki Panorama

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The world's few panorama paintings

The Bourbaki Panorama has ranked amongst Switzerland’s most famous attractions for over 130 years.

An enormous circular painting finds the artist Edouard Castres immortalising one of the defining events in Swiss history: a defeated French army flees to Switzerland in the harsh winter of 1871 and, in a remarkable act of solidarity, finds refuge. Complementing the large-scale panorama is a permanent exhibition which expands on the historical theme and offers the visitor additional information. The viewer is brought closer to the individuals whose stories are told, to the solidarity of the Swiss people and to the painting’s origins. The unique visual experience offered by the picture and the exhibition on the floor below leave a lasting impression. The Bourbaki Panorama is suitable for individual visitors as well as groups.

Getting here
A 15–20 minute walk from Lucerne railway station Or buses 1, 19, 22 or 23
Two multi-storey car parks over the road: «Löwencenter» and «City-Parking»
Bourbaki Panorama Luzern
Löwenplatz 11
6000 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 412 30 30
Fax +41 (0)41 412 30 31
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Opening hours
November to March: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
April to October: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm