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“French army took refuge in Switzerland” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bourbaki Panorama

Bourbaki Panorama
Ranked #19 of 77 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
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313 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“French army took refuge in Switzerland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We visited this venue to see an historical event of the past. Very interesting video explains how and when this event took place and 87000 French soldiers were admitted into Switzerland!
Written comments available in German, French, Italian and English. On the upper floor you can admire the painting which depicts the arrival of the French soldiers during Winter under glacial temperature with snow!

Visited July 2014
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“Neat and Well Executed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is a fascinating panorama, well executed, great detail, the paint looks fresh and almost new. While its essentially a one painting show, it is so unusual to have this well preserved a panorama, that I found it well worth the effort. i think about 20 minutes is a fair amount of time for this attraction. Bottom line, the picture is interesting to examine.

Visited July 2014
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Southern California
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“Awe-inspiring 360 degree painting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Watch the show on the second floor first to get the background history about the meaning of the Panorama first. Afterwards, head upstairs and spend some time looking at the entire painting. The sheer size of it is impressive and the history that it tells is quite interesting.

Visited June 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Husband and I so enjoyed the Bourbaki Panorama and glad we made time for it while in Lucerne. Beautiful 360 degree panoramic art and a glimpse into Swiss history with 3D figures in places to make it come to life was so interesting and entertaining for us. It is well worth a visit and can be easily done with the nearby Glacier Garden and Dying Lion Monument in half a day. Great rainy day activities!

There are nice, clean restrooms but make sure to stop by the desk for a token to gain entrance to them!

Visited May 2014
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Forgotten Art of a Forgotten War”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I have seen the panorama a number of times the last was a teachers' Christmas meal which always has culture to start with!

The panorama is quite unique. A circular painting which goes 360 degrees and tries to tease you into thinking that you are standing in the centre of a event. The event is the French army handing over its weapons to the Swiss at the time if the Franco-Prussian war when the French to escape ran into Switzerland but they could only enter if the army handed over its weapons.

It matters not if you like history I think the panorama is quite rare art form which used to flourish in Europe and now has gone. Well worth seeing.

Visited December 2013
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