Bourbaki Panorama is first attraction we visit in city. My aunt insisted on it. It is great attraction but sadly I didn't know anything about it prior my visit to museum. I especially liked panorama paintings.
From April – October - Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
From November – March - Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
As most visitors to Lucerne go to the magnificent Lion Monument, little than most know that the main tour bus parking area in between lowenstrasse and zurichstrasse lies just across the Bourbaki Panorama and that the Lowenplatz, which Is the main way going to the Lion Monument and the Glaciaer Garden beside it, is the entrance to the Circular Shaped dome like structure facing the famous Old Swiss Inn Restaurant (Bourbaki Panorama). The bourbaki panorama, which was built in 1889, houses An enormous circular painting depicting a defeated French army flees to Switzerland in the harsh winter of 1871 and, in a remarkable act of solidarity, finds refuge. There is also a museum in the premises which houses various swiss artifacts and arts.
November to March: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
April to October: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
Adults: 12 Swiss Francs (coupled with glacier garden entrance, 22 swiss francs)
Children 6 to 16: 7 swiss francs (coupled with glacier garden entrance, 18 swiss francs)
less than 6: free
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
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.