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Bourbaki Panorama

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Just do it

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Canton, Texas
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Unexpected Delight in Lucerne

We took a day trip to Lucerne with visitors and my quick review of things to see and do didn't even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This gigantic panoramic work by Edouard Castres from 1881 is 112 metres long and 10 metres high and is one of the most impressive spectacles in the history of the Panorama medium..It depicts the eastern French army under General Bourbaki during.its...more
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Loewenplatz 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Lucerne with visitors and my quick review of things to see and do didn't even list the Bourbaki Panorama. Which is a pity because we would have missed it had we not seen the building in our quest to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic way to find out about the French soldiers fleeing into Switzerland in 1871. Not just a great painting but a terrific detailed panaorama that you become immersed into. And you can get a photo at the end of it! Really well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

In a month’s holiday in Europe this is close to being one of this most stimulating sight I saw. How could you fail to wonder at the sight of this 110 metre long, 10 metre wide circular panorama that dramatically depicting a vast scene from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Really went because part of a pass from Glacier Park. Absolutely stunning art work and highly educational. Ended up spending an hour there. Do not miss this Exhibit.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Flashstar
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife thought this was one of the two man-made wonders we have seen in our travels. We were totally engrossed in the experience. The exhibit is so well presented, with background sound effects for each area if the painting and a very good included...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Russ N
Reviewed October 1, 2018

although we live in world of 3D and augmented reality this painting is still beautiful and impressive . The museum is well kept and the audio guide was great it was more of an app . The price is expensive if you don't plan on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the Swiss pass and it last maybe 30 minutes. Really like the second floor where the story is told and the visual affects. Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

This was included in our Swiss Travel Pass so we went in. It was worth it. The painting is very good and detailed but what brings it to life is the narration you hear (on the surround sound PA system). it was in English when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank parajsaxena
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I do not consider myself a fan of an artwork but this place blew my mind. I almost missed it as I had kept it at the end in my list of places to visit but I am so happy that I was able to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arvind_Kumar_Avinash
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I must admit that, had I to decide on one museum to skip, this would have been it. It just wasn't that interesting to me. It was a big circular painting of a wartime scene with no explanation. (The was supposed to be an English...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Roswell, Georgia
How Much Time to Allow? (1 Replies)
If we want to include the following attractions all on the morning of our departure for Bernese Oberland, how much time should we allow? Dying Lion Glacier Garden Bourbaki Panorama Thanks for the help!
September 02, 2014|
Response frompore|
Hi Deb15July You can find the time you need for many attractions on the Top Questions (right side of your screen). - Dying lion is nest to the entrance to the Glacier Garden, allow a few minutes - Glacier Garden depends on your interest It takes me always at least two hours - Bourbaki Panorama, take your time. It takes me normally less than one hour. pore
Ahmedabad, India
Final daywise Itinerary (1 Replies)
Swiss Tour – May 2013 Landing at Zurich Airport @ 12.50 hrs. Go straight to the SBB travel centre which is located beneath the Airport Center in the Check-in 3 area. The ticket counters are open from 06:15 to 22:30. Vending Machines in Customs Halls 1 &amp; 2 and next to the SBB travel centre. Phone: +41 (0) 900 300 300. After buying Swiss Saver passes, board train to Interlaken West. For next 8 nights, we would be camping at Interlaken. We have planned for each day which are...More
April 17, 2013|
Response fromHambagahle|
Seems to me you have done tons of research, are willing to be flexible and you should have a great trip. Really only one comment and that is to watch spelling of some place names so that looking up train and bus times is easier... Stechelberg and Chillon for example. I hope you have a great trip! You deserve to...
Chennai (Madras), India
suggestions on my proposed itererney to Interlaken (5 Replies)
I would be travelling to zurich with my wife and 1 year old daughter on oct 22 night and would be heading to Lauterbrunnen for 4 nights. My initial plan was to visit zermett and st moritz but i am now dropping due to lack of time and not sure about the weather conditions. I have planned to stay at Lauterbrunnen as i have read couple of posts here and it was mentioned to be a good place to stay incase i visit interlaken. Suggestions on good place to stay where i can have a small kitchen...More
June 13, 2009|
Response fromMelnq8|
Mt Titlis is in Engleberg, which is about a hour's train journey from Zurich, so not something you'll want to do while you're in Lauterbrunnen. Harder Kulm operates through October 25, 2009. Why two days in Interlaken?