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.
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
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.
Accessibility for people with walking difficulties
The Bourbaki Panorama is accessible for people with disabilities. However, due to the historical structure of the building, there is no passenger lift to the circular painting. A stair lift is available for guests with walking difficulties, which is operated and accompanied by museum staff. The transport takes place over two floors. We recommend that you allow sufficient time for this.
For detailed information, see the Ginto app OK:GO.
|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|
More information or T +41 41 412 30 30
|VISITORS CARD LUZERN / TELL-PASS|
|20% off on individual entrance fees|
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
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