This large panorama of Thun was painted between 1809 and 1814 by Marquard Wocher (1760-1830). It is the first Swiss panorama painting and also the oldest to have survived of a genre first created two decades previously in England and Germany. The huge work, measuring approximately 7.5 meters in height and 38 meters in length, is painted on paper and mounted on canvas. It shows the round view which confronted an observer 200 years ago from the chimney stack of a house on the Upper “Hauptgasse” in Thun. Over the picturesque rooftops and the characteristic buildings and streets of the old town, enlivened by hundreds of attractive figures, the eye wanders on to the castle and the church, upstream along the river “Aare”, past the lake to the “Niesen”, the “Blüemlisalp” peaks and south to the “Stockhorn” chain and its foothills
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumSchadaupark
Location/directionsOn foot: ca. 20 minutes from Thun SBB railway station. By bus: take Bus STI No. 1 from Thun SBB railway station (direction Gwattzentrum) and alight at the Scherzligen/Schadau stop - it is then roughly 3 minutes away through de park. By car: Thun Süd exit, pay-and-display parking spaces are available (next to the bus stop).
OpenAnfang März bis Ende November: Di-So 11-17
AdmissionCHF 9.00, ermässigt CHF 8.00
Kinder bis 16 Jahre gratis
033 223 24 62 Telephone (Museum)
033 225 84 20 Telephone (Kunstmuseum Thun)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible