Schadau Park is home to the world’s oldest surviving 360° painting, which was painted in 1814 by Marquard Wocher. On the tour you will gain a unique insight into everyday life in Thun 200 years ago, in the company of an expert guide who will share fascinating anecdotes about the painting and its history.
The Basel-based artist was captivated by the Bernese Alps and the charming town of Thun. In 1809 Marquard Wocher laid down the sketches for his 360° panorama from a rooftop Thun’s old town. He then started on his painting, which measures 7.5 m in height and 38 m in length. Containing over 300 figures, the picture looks not unlike a gigantic hidden object puzzle. Take a journey into the past and let the scenes on the painting work their magic.
“Thun-Panorama” group tour
Book a private guided tour so you and your group can find out more about the history of Wocher’s 360° painting.
Your highlights at a glance
- One-hour guided tour of the Thun-Panorama
- Tour of the world’s oldest surviving 360° painting
- Group tours in German, English, Italian and French available upon request
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Personal tip“Even as a child, I was blown away by the sheer volume of detail in the world’s oldest 360° painting. On the guided tour, I discovered even more about the picture and its history."
- Your group tour can be combined with an aperitif or a bite to eat
- Accessible group tours are available upon request: the public tours are not accessible