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3-Hour Essential Lucerne Photography Tour
"We aim to capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible the medieval world famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer a wall which has been preserved in its original well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument; and the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) with a futuristic architecture designed by leading French architect Jean Nouvel.Photographer will help you get beautiful images while discovering the most charming Swiss city."""
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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne
"Your tour itinerary is completely flexible and can be arranged with your private guide in advance. Below is a sample itinerary to give you a few ideas!Example tour itinerary:Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your wa the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel is located. Enjoy the fantastic panorama to the city center across the Reuss river and the surrounding mountains. On the walk with your tour guide you'll continue towards the wooden ""Chapel bridge"" a 200m long pedestrian crossing bridge. Get informed about the history of the bridge with it's paintings. You'll continue the tour discovering the car-free innner city circle and the old town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and the former importance in 16th century. Walk across the ""Spreuer bridge"" the second wooden bridge and take a coffee break along the ""Reuss"" river. After the break the walk will continue along the city wall
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket
"Visit the beautiful city of Lucerne as well as Engelberg and Mount Titlis on this day tour. First explore the cultural and historical sites of Lucerne and absorb the city’s charm. Spend 2 hours in the city seeing the world famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower the Musegg Wall the Jesuit Church the Mill Bridge and the Lion Monument.Then transfer to the resort town of Engelberg to experience the cliff walk on Mount Titlis. Cross what may be the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Over 10000-feet (3
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Bourbaki Panorama Tips (4)

Bourbaki Panorama

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.

Opening hours
From April – October - Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
From November – March - Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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May 22, 2016

Not Well Known for tourist

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

Admission Prices:

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

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Nov 18, 2015

Bourbaki Panorama

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

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Jun 26, 2003

Bourbaki Panorama

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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Sep 13, 2002
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Things to Do Near Bourbaki Panorama

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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

about a kilometer away from the old town or about 800 meters away from Schwanenplatz along Denkmalstrasse (about a brisk 10 minute walk) is the famous Löwendenkmal, otherwise known as the Lion...
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Glacier Garden Museum - Gletschergarten

the area around the lion Monument houses three attractions. The Lion Monuments, beside it is the Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten Luzern) of which there is a stairway going to the garden from...
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Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the...
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Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar

Along the Hills of Lucerne near the main Street of Haldernstrasse are two prominent tower spries of the Roman Catholic Church of the Court Church of St. Leodegar, which is the most important church...
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Mount Rigi

Like what i've said,there are three famous mountains in and around Lucerne Area and nearby Cantons where you can go to the top and ski during winter or hike and take a funicular or cable car or...
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Mount Pilatus

The Bustling Town of Kriens is a suburb of the tourist friendly City of Lucerne and is located 6 kilometers west of the Downtown of Lucerne. The town is a popular spillover town for the tourists who...
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Getting to Bourbaki Panorama


Löwenplatz 11, 6000 Luzern


  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00