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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: History Museums, Geologic Formations, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this museum also displays...
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Type: History Museums, Geologic Formations, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this museum also displays artifacts from throughout the town's history.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You can stay for the whole day here and still have a good time! To learn about the history of the ice glaciers and too see how the climate changing influence on the planet Earth, and all that in a very fun way - that is amazing. Also to learn about: the types of houses around Switzerland, the people's customs,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took our 5 year old here. He loved it. We enjoyed at it was educational and we learnt so much. The mirror maze isn't recommended for anyone with claustrophobia

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museum was included in our pass so we didnt have to pay .. after the slight disappointment of Lion Monument, we found this museum a real turn around .. it was nice , informative, fun and adventurous.. there are funny mirrors , natural history information, a climb to a viewing tower and information about Switzerland's peaks and mountains..There is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Over the holidays, my family decided to visit Luzern. Seeing the Lion carved in the side of a rock was inspiring. Next to this wonderful monument is a Glacier Museum. We went and we were very pleased. The site is well appointed and very educational. I especially liked the Swiss architecture inside the buildings. Not very expensive but very fun... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have visited the Lion monument twice before, but never knew about the existence of this glacier garden! Wow, what an interesting place! The actual evidence of glacier activity is fascinating and worth the entrance fee! But, then you continue into the museum, hall of mirrors, lookout tower, glacier diorama... The list goes on! Prepare to spend around 2-3 hours... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

A interesting garden to study about glaciers and the hall of mirrors is a fun place to visit. Climb the tower as well to get a view of lucerne. Plus it is just beside the dying lion monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The children appreciated the labyrinth of mirrors that does not match the theme of the museum. Anyway the museum was interesting and well organised

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a place I have been wanting to visit in Lucerne for some time, but more from a curiosity of what a glacier garden could be! I expected that our stay would be an hour or less but three hours later, we were still exploring it! The garden and the accompanying museum are an EXCELLENT tour into how the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When you visit the lion monument, the glacier garden is just next to it. If you have a Swiss Pass, the admission is free. There are many things exhibited in the museum. You can learn about glacier, birds, and more. It was;all to education, for me. From all of the attractions there, "Hall of Mirrors'.was the most entertaining for family.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Take the time to see the Glacier Garden-- the hall of mirrors is a lot of fun. The tower was closed in late November.. But the garden is worth the short walk from old town.

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