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Bourbaki Panorama Luzern

Panoramic images were a form of mass media in the 19th century. Today, circular paintings can be interpreted not only as a precursor of the cinema, but also as a pioneer of state-of-the-art digital presentation forms. The Bourbaki Panorama was painted by Edouard Castres in Geneva in 1881. Castres realistically depicted the misery of war, thereby revealing his zealous commitment to peace.
Castres's panorama depicts the internment in the Val-de-Travers valley, to which the painter was an eyewitness. The French soldiers were disarmed by the Swiss Army, looked after by civilian volunteers, and provided with medical care by the Red Cross. In March 1871, after the war was over, the “Bourbakis” left neutral Switzerland and returned home. Civil society, the state, and aid organisations approached this overwhelming task as a matter of course, which laid the foundations of the humanitarian and neutral tradition that has lasted until today in Switzerland.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
All guided tours are offered in de/fr/en/it. As in a hidden-object picture, numerous individual fates are depicted in the enormous painting. The award-winning “My Bourbaki Panorama” app allows visitors to immerse themselves in the history and everyday life of these “little people”.
Opening 1889

Das Bourbaki Panorama Gebäude
Das Bourbaki Panorama Gebäude
 Bourbaki Panorama
Bourbaki Panorama
Museumsbesuch mit
Museumsbesuch mit "My Bourbaki Panorama", der preisgekrönten Tablet-App
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Löwenplatz 11
6004 Luzern

Location/directions

am Löwenplatz, in der Nähe des Löwendenkmals

Open

Apr.-Okt.: Mo-So 9:-18
Nov.-Mär.: Mo-So 10-17

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF 12.-
Studierende/Rentner/Militär: CHF 10.-
Kinder (6 -16 Jahre): CHF 7.-

Contact

Bourbaki Panorama Luzern
Löwenplatz 11 Postfach
6004 Luzern
041 412 30 30 Telephone (Museum)
041 412 30 31 Fax
info@bourbakipanorama.ch
http://www.bourbakipanorama.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.