Bourbaki Panorama, Lucerne

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    Bourbaki Panorama

    by musti72 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Impressive painting (photo from the web)

    The Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne is one of the world’s few panorama paintings still existing.
    Inside the round building you will find the impressive circular painting which Edouard Castres painted in 1881. It is 10 m high and 112 m in circumference and depicts a memorable episode from the Franco-German war of 1870/71 in which the French Army, under General Bourbaki, crossed into Switzerland and gives up its arms in February, 1871.
    Walking around you can also listen to the sounds like they may have been at the scene back in time. Very impressive!

    Open hours: daily from 9 - 18

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    Bourbaki Panorama

    by Bjorgvin Updated Sep 13, 2002

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    The 10m x 110m round painting by the artist Edouard Castres, dating from 1881, portrays an incident from the Franco-Prussian war of 1870/71. In February 1871 the French Eastern Army under General Bourbaki was pursued over the border at Les Verrières into Switzerland where it was disarmed by the Swiss army. A realistic audio/visual three-dimensional scene brings this historical incident to life. There is also a museum.

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