Soon after being invented in the 1780s panoramas became a mass phenomenon, significantly changing people’s seeing habits. Though complex in form, they were mainly intended to entertain a knowledge-hungry and image-addicted audience. While in Basel between 1809 and 1814, Marquard Wocher (1760-1830) painted his highly detailed view over the, then small, town of Thun and its marvellous landscape setting. Glimpses into living-rooms, classrooms and alleyways, views of meadows, rivers and ranges of hills all combine to provide unique testimony to the history of the panorama. With texts by Ueli Habegger, Dominik Imhof, Jon Keller and Stephan Oettermann and a preface by Helen Hirsch.