New in-depth exhibition
My 1871. Traces, Fates, Stories

On the traces of Joséphine, Feuille and Edouard: In-depth insights into the internment of 1871 through the personal fates of three main characters!

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Programme of public guides tours 2024

Stay informed about current events, guided tours and exhibitions at the European Cultural Monument: You can find the ongoing annual programme at a glance under the following link.

Programme 2024 (in German)

“Liaisons Suisses”

In the “Liaisons Suisses” exhibition as part of the Olympic Games in Paris, two objects from the Bourbaki Panorama tell their exciting stories about the connection between France and Switzerland!

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Major restoration project

With the replacement of the so-called “optical apparatus”, the Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne Foundation has just realised the largest restoration project in 30 years. The restoration work on the listed metal railings from the opening year 1889 can currently be observed on site.

Renovation 2024

World of Panoramas

A new brochure brings together the most important facts about the pleasure of seeing, the almost thirty historical panoramas that still exist worldwide and new panorama trends. The brochure is available in German, French and English.

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Guided tour for children

In German.
Discover surprising stories about the Bourbaki Panorama with Olivia and Salome.

Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am


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

Bourbaki Panorama
Löwenplatz 11
CH–6004 Luzern
T +41 41 412 30 30
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