Even before the invention of the cinema people loved visual illusions. Great Panoramas were built around the world. We keep this tradition and history behind the Bourbaki panorama alive.
Learn more about the Bourbaki Panorama with our guided tours. Below you will find an overview of our offers.
All tours are offered in German, English, French and Italian, and other languages on request.
We would be more than happy to provide you with an individual tour according to your wishes.
The tour gives an overview of the media form, its history and its architecture. We would be pleased to accompany you on an hour-long journey to the Val de Travers in the Jura. We narrate what happened in the winter of 1871. The painting in the Bourbaki Panorama – a European cultural monument – stands as a symbol of humanity and solidarity. A gripping story that still influences Switzerland and its values.
From the Lion Monument to the Bourbaki Panorama. A history of Switzerland and how Switzerland became a humanitarian Nation.
Two national monuments from seemingly distant epochs. In fact, only 60 years of intellectual history are in between. Switzerland as a special case of national education. A tour of and around the Bourbaki panorama from the conservative backdrop of the Lion Monument to the departure of the nation and the self-discovery as a humanitarian and solidary country, which celebrated its great achievement in the internment of the Bourbaki army in 1871 in an entertaining medium.
The Bourbaki Panorama emerges from its premises with a new guided tour which combines the visit to Bourbaki Panorama Luzern with a tour in the city.
The Bourbaki Panorama has been housed in Lucerne since 1889. The internment of France’s Eastern Army not only gave rise to the creation of this circular painting, but also to the fact that the city of Lucerne is recorded as a hot-spot in the annals of war and internment of refugees; a story that, in fact, continued long after the internment of the Bourbaki troops.
We would be pleased to accompany you and your school class on a trip to the Val de Travers in the Jura. We narrate what happened in the winter of 1871. The painting in the Bourbaki Panorama – a European cultural monument – stands as a symbol of humanity and solidarity. A gripping story that still influences Switzerland and its values.
Experience history interactively
Complement the school tour with the new educational app “My Bourbaki Panorama”, which was created especially for schoolchildren. It is regarded as a pioneering project for the conveying of history and was awarded the Worlddidac Award 2016 and the Swisscom ICT Innovation Award. Further information can be found in the section Bourbaki App
As a memorable conclusion to your visit, we would be happy to organise an absinthe degustation for you with absinthe from Val-de-Travers. This is an excellent opportunity to sip the ‘green fairy’ in the traditional manner – without going mad, of course.
Please contact or call us: +41 41 412 30 30
|The Panorama Painting||150.00|
|Lucerne as a Refuge||280.00|
|Absinthe-Degustation (Price per Person)||18.00|
|The Panorama Painting||210.00|
|Absinthe-Degustation (Price per Person)||14.00|
All Prices are in Swiss Francs and are valid for Groups of upto 25 Persons. For Groups of more than 25 Persons, we offer Double-Tours. It would be our pleasure to advise you at
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Every Month we focus on a different topic!
The tour will be conducted in German.
Next Public Guided Tour
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
The Tour is free; only the entrance fee must be paid.
Lily and Anna tell stories for children about the soldiers from the Bourbaki army from their child’s perspective. Imagine it is winter and ice cold. All of a sudden thousands of hungry, and sick soldiers with frozen toes and fingers flow into Switzerland. On top of that they bring sick and meagre animals with them. Now many Swiss need to help in order to provide food and a warm shelter for the refugees.
Next children’s guided visit
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The guided visit is for free. The museum entrance is free for children under 6 years, from the age of 6 on the entrance fee costs CHF 5.00.