Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne

Stunning Swiss History ...

People’s admiration for visual illusions predates the invention of the cinema. In the 19. Century, artists used to create large-scale circular paintings. The breathtaking Bourbaki Panorama keeps this unique genre alive.

In an enormous 360° painting (112 x 10 m) artist Edouard Castres, immortalized one of the defining events in Swiss history: a defeated French army is rescued and interned in Switzerland in the harsh winter of 1871. This great act of solidarity strengthened the feeling of national identity among the Swiss people.


Parking: „Parkhaus Löwencenter“, Zürichstrasse 7, 6004 Lucerne or „City Parking Luzern“, Zürichstrasse 35, 6004 Lucerne

Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne

Löwenplatz 11
6000 Luzern

+41 41 412 30 30

N 47° 3 ‘ 24.95‘‘ E 8° 18‘ 40.56‘‘

Opening times

April to October
Monday to Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM

November to March
Monday to Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne