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.
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: 9am–18pm
November to March: 10am–17pm
Check out our entrance fees.
You can discover interesting details abour the Bourbaki Panorama by booking a guided tour.
Complementing the large-scale panorama is a permanent exhibition which expands on the historical theme and offers additional details and information in an accessible way. The viewer is brought closer to the individuals whose stories are told, the solidarity of the Swiss people and the painting's origins. The unique visual experience within the pictorial space and the exhibition on the floor below leave a lasting impression on visitors.
The exhibition area can serve as a room for special exhibitions and as a media laboratory. It disposes of an almost 360° projection surface equipped with 8 projectors capable of playing image and sound.
If you are interested in organising an exhibition or a special movie screening, please contact:
|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)||24.00|
|2 adults + 2-5 children (-16 years old)||35.00|
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||8.00|
|Primary schools city of Lucerne||free|
The following cantons finacially back visits for school classes with the "My Bourbaki Panorama" app:
More information or T +41 41 412 30 30
|Combined ticket with Glaciergarden|
|Children (-16 years old)||12.00|
|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