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THE OLDEST PRESERVED ROUND PAINTING IN THE WORLD

02. March – 28. November 2021
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Vergleich Marquard Wocher 1809 mit Fotografie 2009

The Basel artist Marquard Wocher created Switzerland’s first panorama between 1809 and 1814. Fascinated by the Bernese Oberland, he painted a 38-metre-long circular image of the small town of Thun and its surroundings, with views stretching as far as the Alps of the Bernese Oberland. The panorama gives us a richly detailed look at everyday life in Thun 200 years ago, telling countless stories that turn it into a hidden object picture for the delight of young and old alike. The panorama is the world’s oldest surviving circular painting.

The Thun-Panorama is open seasonally, from March to the end of November.