Discover surprising stories about the Bourbaki Panorama with Olivia and Salome.
Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am
Monday, 25th December 2023, closed
Tuesday, 26th December 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 31st December 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Monday, 1st January 2024, 1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday, 2nd January 2024, 10 am to 5 pm
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.
April to October daily 10-18 hours
November to March daily 10-17 hours