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Bourbaki Panorama

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
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+41 41 412 30 30
10:00 - 17:00
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This is an amazing 360 degree painting and diorama by Edouard Castres depicting a memorable event of the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) when Frances‘s Eastern Army crossed the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Henderson, Nevada
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My golly, it was in foreign language ! you sit there in front of a round screen that doesnt change and the kids were bored. It was saying something very interesting, but if its in a foreign language, kids cant understand.

Thank Paulette D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here more or less by mistake. It is the cinema and library in town. The surprise was the bar area that did snacks and drinks. Good, helpful staff and if you just want a sandwich and a drink, this is the place.

Thank NorthernTraveller53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were very impressed with this Panorama. The painting is awesome and the audio visual helped to understand what the Panorama is all about. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen B
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't know about this until I saw it in a brochure. We watched the video about the painting, then proceeded upstairs to see the 360 degree painting. Amazing when this was done and it's in 3D. Take your time here.

Thank Marilyn B
Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is an amazing 360 degree painting and diorama by Edouard Castres depicting a memorable event of the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) when Frances‘s Eastern Army crossed the Swiss border and surrendered seeking protection from the Swiss. This medium of a panorama design was somewhat in vogue at the time. And Castres was an actual member of this internment. You can... More 

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A huge round oilpainting leads you back into nostalgic historical times of Switzerland - showing humanity to suffering people - an old tradition of neutral Switzerland - impressive!

Thank christinesV5192IM
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visually stunning, admission is 12CHF per adult and worth the expense. The visit starts with an audio visual guide followed by viewing the artwork itself. The pairing is huge.

Thank Dan A
Double Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

only reason to visit is because it is next door to Luzern's iconic lion monument. It is interesting, more for its design than wgat is portrayed. Panorama turn out to be life size models of train wagons,soldiers, horses etc representing retreating French army in 19th century that came to Luzure. Portrayed through full sized 360 degree view- you are in... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Interesting, but if you're not a student of this period it doesn't really grab your attention. However; if you do go, spend some time to study the dioramas in the foreground. There are lots of details that do lend authenticity to the painting.

Thank mariahbay
Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not many people know about the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71. One of the famous stories to come out at that time was Switzerland’s humanitarian act of providing refuge for General Bourbaki’s French Army from being captured by the Prussians. The Swiss and French are proud of each other’s relationship to one another. Edouard Castries with a team of artists completed... More 

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