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“Make the walk up”
Review of Bourbaki Panorama

Bourbaki Panorama
Ranked #18 of 86 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 memorable escape to Switzerland during the Franco-Prussian War in.the harsh winter of 1871. The internment.of the 87,000-strong battalion is regarded as the largest admission of refugees ever carried out by Switzerland. A sculptured terrain with figures and props is placed in front of the painting, giving the entire scene a remarkable three-dimensional effect. This huge space depicts the huge mass of people as well as many individual fates and humanitarian acts. Edouard Castres, who produced the painting, was an “embedded” artist in a sense as he accompanied the army as a Red Cross volunteer.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

It's well worth the walk up here and even with a buggy, it's the best views of the city and mountain background. A few parks on the way for kids to play

Thank LondonMatt75
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Beautiful panoramic view of the city. Nice walk up the old wall and before you know, you are back in the city!!!

Thank SELVAN501
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you are interested in history.. dont miss this..
very close to the Lion Monument and free with Swiss Pass..
Kids get gifts on solving puzzles

Thank Surajit M
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

In the time before cinema, tv and internet, a Panorama was a tool to bring hostorical events to a wider public: Well presented, built in modern surrounding it shows, how the French Boourbaki Army arrived 1871 in Switzerland.

Thank zurichhiker
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My father insisted that we visit this yet could not explain exactly what it was. We were very reticent especially when we saw the outside and then wandered around inside through the uninspiring mall built at the base before we found the ticket booth. But don't give up - this is very cool - even a 15 year old thought it was cool! History made vivid - the Youtube of 1871. Indescribable in a great way.

2  Thank Lynne087
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