of the Battle of Murten measures approximately 10 x 100 metres.
painting itself was created over a
period of ten months in 1893 by
Louis Braun, Germany’s most renowned
painter of panoramas, and his team.
Since 1924 the painting has been in storage in Murten, being unrolled
only occasionally, and never mounted. On the initiative of a foundation established in 1996, the panorama was restored and displayed in the monolith
created by Jean Nouvel for the Murten Arteplage as part of the Expo.02 Swiss
This website allows you to:
- explore the entire panorama (zoom
- compare the panorama with the map of Murten (panoramic
- view certain details of the painting (as a slide
- find out more about the course of the battle and the political
at the time
The panorama painting itself went back into storage after the Expo. The
Foundation’s aim is to make the panorama again accessible to the