The Bourbaki Panorama, a European cultural monument, portrays the internment 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.
T +41 41 412 30 30
You can reach us by public transport from Lucerne main station the following services operate to the stop "Löwenplatz"
Bus No. 1 / 19 / 22 / 23 direction Maihof/Ebikon or by walking 15 minutes from the main station.
Our team is looking forward on welcoming you!
April to October daily 10–18 hours
November to March daily 10–17 hours
Check out our admission fees.
You can discover interesting details abour the Bourbaki Panorama by booking a guided tour.
The Bourbaki Panorama supports OK:GO. It is easily accessible for people with disabilities.
Info texts in eleven languages
The circular painting Bourbaki Panorama features numerous scenes of exchange and understanding. With a view to world understanding the museum offers its guests information material in eleven languages.
|Children (6 - <16 years old)||7.00|
|GROUPS FROM 10 PERSONS ON|
|Children (6 - <16 years old)||5.00|
|1 adult + 2-5 children (<16 years old)||26.00|
|2 adults + 2-5 children (<16 years old)||38.00|
A SCPECIAL GIFT
A symbol for humanity and solidarity: offer admission tickets for the Bourbaki Panorama as a very special present. We can gladly advise you.
|Until and including 9th grade (obligatory schooling)||5.00|
|From 10th grade on||10.00|
|Primary schools city of Lucerne||free|
The following cantons finacially back visits for school classes with the "My Bourbaki Panorama" app:
Luzern, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Aargau
More information or T +41 41 412 30 30
|VISITORS CARD LUZERN / TELL-PASS|
|20% off on individual entrance fees|
|LUCERNE MUSEUM CARD|
|Free entrance for 8 museen in Lucerne||36.00|
FREE OF CHARGE
Raiffeisen bank card/museum card, Swiss Museum Pass, Lucerne Museum Card, KulturLegi, Swiss Travel Pass, Members of the Bourbaki Panorama Association, International Concil of Museums (ICOM), Swiss Museums Association
ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT MUSEUM RECEPTION & BACK OFFICE
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
ASSISTENT OF THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Leah van der Ploeg
GUIDED TOURS / CULTURAL MEDIATION
You will learn a lot about the fascinating details of the Bourbaki Panorama from our competent team of museum guides.
Rita Saier Müller
Konservator-Restaurator SKR-SCR FIIC
Susanna Pesko Bonoli