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Museum closure

The museum will remain closed until the end of February 2021 by decree of the Federal Council.

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Year of remembrance 2021

Solidarity crosses borders! The message of the Bourbaki Panorama has no expiry date and is still relevant after 150 years. Solidarity and exclusion concern our society today more than ever.

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27.02.2021
Guided tours for children

EVENT CANCELED!
In German.
Discover surprising stories about the Bourbaki Panorama with Nadine and Fjanne.

Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am

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The Bourbaki Panorama, a European cultural monument, portrays the internement of 87’000 French soldiers who fled to Switzerland during to winter of 1871. Visiting the Bourbaki Panorama is like immersing into the Val-de-Travers valley at the end of the 19th century, when Switzerland laid the foundations of the humanitarian and neutral tradition. This inspiring story was depicted on the 10 x 112 m (originally 14 x 112 m) circular painting by the painter Edouard Castres in 1881. Circular paintings as a form of mass media are not only considered as the precursor of the cinema, they are also a source of inspiration for contemporary medial trends and types of digital narratives. The classified building houses a multicultural and multimedial offer under one roof. The Bourbaki Panorama is a popular event location in Lucerne.

Opening hours:
April to October daily 10–18 hours
November to March daily 10–17 hours

The museum will be closed from 13.12.2020-22.01.2021 (Ordinance of the Canton of Lucerne).

Bourbaki Panorama
Löwenplatz 11
CH–6004 Luzern
T +41 41 412 30 30
info@bourbakipanorama.ch
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