Alpineum

Luzern, Switzerland

Alpineum

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The Alpineum is a museum and diorama of the Alps in Lucerne, Switzerland.

In 1885, Ernst Hodel senior purchased the building that formerly housed the Lion-Monument-Museum. His plan was to make a permanent exhibition of the large scale landscape paintings of the Alps that he loved. With the help of his son Ernst Hodel junior, he realized a series depicting the Alps, which debuted in May 1901 under the name Alpineum. The paintings occupy a surface of more than five hundred square meters, offering beautiful and unique insight into the world of the Swiss Alps.

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