Visit

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. 

short portrait (Youtube video in German)

Address

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

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!

Opening hours

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

Turn of the year 2021/2022:
Friday, 24th December: 10-15 h
Sunday, 25th December: closed all day
Saturday, 1st January: 13-17 h

Information

Check out our admission fees
You can discover interesting details abour the Bourbaki Panorama by booking a guided tour


Info texts in eleven languages

Intercultural understanding

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.

German
French
English
Italien
Spanish
Portuguease
Arabian
Chinese
Hebrew
Korean
Russian


COVID-19

COVID certificate obligation

From Monday 13 September 2021 there will be a COVID certificate requirement for guests aged 16 and over in the Bourbaki Panorama Museum and in all other establishments in the building (except Coiffure). Guests under 16 years of age do not need a certificate. The certificate check is carried out at the main entrance. Please have a valid certificate and photo ID ready.

The museum visit is accompanied by a protection concept (in German). The protection concept is continuously adapted to the current regulations of the FOPH.

The most important facts in brief

  • The obligation to wear masks for visitors is no longer applicable.
  • We recommend that you continue to comply with the FOPH's recommendations on hygiene and distance.
  • The following applies to school classes: Pupils aged 16 and over as well as teachers and accompanying persons must present a COVID certificate.
  • Schoolchildren younger than 16 years are exempt from the certificate and mask requirement.

ADMISSION FEES

ADMISSION FEES  
Adults 12.00
Students/Retierees/Disabled 10.00
Children (6 - <16 years old) 7.00
GROUPS FROM 10 PERSONS ON  
Adults 10.00
Students/Retierees/Disabled 8.00
Children (6 - <16 years old) 5.00
GENERATION TICKETS  
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.

SCHOOL CLASSES  
Until and including 9th grade (obligatory schooling) 5.00
From 10th grade on  8.00
Students/apprentices 8.00
Primary schools city of Lucerne free
2 teachers/class 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  

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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


Team

MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Irène Cramm
irene.cramm@bourbakipanorama.ch 

CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Lea Hunziker
events@bourbakipanorama.ch 

ASSISTENT OF THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR 
Barbara Steiner
barbara.steiner@bourbakipanorama.ch 

RECEPTION
Lea Hunziker
Louise Marvel
Stella Pfeiffer
Elke Schulz Rast
Cedric Seger
Barbara Steiner 
Carolina Wüthrich
info@bourbakipanorama.ch  

RESTORER
Christian Marty
Konservator-Restaurator SKR-SCR FIIC

FINANCES
Marcel Zurkirchen

GUIDED TOURS / CULTURAL MEDIATION 
You will learn a lot about the fascinating details of the Bourbaki Panorama from our competent team of museum guides.