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Thun-Panorama

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
Opening 1961

Marquard Wocher, Panorama der Stadt Thun (Detail), 1809-1814
Marquard Wocher, Panorama der Stadt Thun (Detail), 1809-1814
Orientierungsplan von Marquard Wocher für das Thun-Panorama
Orientierungsplan von Marquard Wocher für das Thun-Panorama
Marquard Wocher, Panorama der Stadt Thun (Detail), 1809-1814
Marquard Wocher, Panorama der Stadt Thun (Detail), 1809-1814

Current exhibitions

Jenseits des Panoramas. Zur Konstruktion von Landschaft

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Jenseits des Panoramas. Zur Konstruktion von Landschaft zeigt anhand bedeutender zeitgeschichtlicher Kunstwerke und Arbeiten, wie sich der Blick, die Wahrnehmung und auch die Definition von Landschaft in den Medien Rundbild, Film, Virtual Reality und Fotografie geändert und gegenseitig beeinflusst hat.

Bildlegende: Entwurf des Panoramas Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau sowie Entwurf des Panoramas Lauterbrunnental und Schwarzhorn.










The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Jenseits des Panoramas. Zur Konstruktion von Landschaft
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Schadaupark
3602 Thun

Location/directions

On 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).

Open

Anfang März bis Ende November: Di-So 11-17

Admission

CHF 9.00, ermässigt CHF 8.00
Kinder bis 16 Jahre gratis

Contact

Thun-Panorama
Kunstmuseum Thun
Hofstettenstrasse 14
3602 Thun
033 223 24 62 Telephone (Museum)
033 225 84 20 Telephone (Kunstmuseum Thun)
thun-panorama@thun.ch
http://www.panorama@thun.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.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport