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Bourbaki Panorama

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 412 30 30
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This is an amazing 360 degree painting and diorama by Edouard Castres depicting a memorable event of the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) when Frances‘s Eastern Army crossed the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were very impressed with this Panorama. The painting is awesome and the audio visual helped to understand what the Panorama is all about. Well worth a visit.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't know about this until I saw it in a brochure. We watched the video about the painting, then proceeded upstairs to see the 360 degree painting. Amazing when this was done and it's in 3D. Take your time here.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is an amazing 360 degree painting and diorama by Edouard Castres depicting a memorable event of the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) when Frances‘s Eastern Army crossed the Swiss border and surrendered seeking protection from the Swiss. This medium of a panorama design was somewhat in vogue at the time. And Castres was an actual member of this internment. You can... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A huge round oilpainting leads you back into nostalgic historical times of Switzerland - showing humanity to suffering people - an old tradition of neutral Switzerland - impressive!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visually stunning, admission is 12CHF per adult and worth the expense. The visit starts with an audio visual guide followed by viewing the artwork itself. The pairing is huge.

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Double Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

only reason to visit is because it is next door to Luzern's iconic lion monument. It is interesting, more for its design than wgat is portrayed. Panorama turn out to be life size models of train wagons,soldiers, horses etc representing retreating French army in 19th century that came to Luzure. Portrayed through full sized 360 degree view- you are in... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Interesting, but if you're not a student of this period it doesn't really grab your attention. However; if you do go, spend some time to study the dioramas in the foreground. There are lots of details that do lend authenticity to the painting.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not many people know about the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71. One of the famous stories to come out at that time was Switzerland’s humanitarian act of providing refuge for General Bourbaki’s French Army from being captured by the Prussians. The Swiss and French are proud of each other’s relationship to one another. Edouard Castries with a team of artists completed... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day during our time in Lucerne we visited the Bourbaki Panorama. The museum is very well presented and the panorama itself is incredible. A very interesting way to find out about the Franco-German war. Only criticism is that it was a little expensive but we still felt it was worth the money.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Never seen an artwork which is drawn panoramically and in 360 degrees. And with a couple of nifty tricks, they turned it into an almost 3D experience. Try to identify the artist who drew himself into the picture. This you would only know if you sat through the interactive video one floor below the Panorama.

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