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”.
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumLöwenplatz 11
Location/directionsam Löwenplatz, in der Nähe des Löwendenkmals
OpenApril-October: Mo-Su 9-18 hours
November-March: Mo-Su 10-17 hours
Due to the protective measures in the context of COVID-19, reduced opening hours apply until further notice: daily 10-17 hours.
AdmissionErwachsene: CHF 12.-
Studierende/Rentner/Militär: CHF 10.-
Kinder (6 -16 Jahre): CHF 7.-
ContactBourbaki Panorama Luzern
Löwenplatz 11 Postfach
041 412 30 30 Telephone (Museum)
041 412 30 31 Fax
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly
Completely wheelchair accessible