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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Ranked #15 of 32 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Geologic Formations, History Museums
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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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are looking for a fun way to pass an hour or so in Central Lucerne this place is worth a visit - particularly if you have a Swiss Pass, as entry is free then. It's a bit of a mish-mash: a bit about the glacial history of Switzerland, some old relief maps of the area, a look inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Also the site for Lucerne's weeping lion, the Glacier Garden offers the possibility to learn about Switzerland's glacial past without leaving central Lucerne. All genuine of course!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It will be interesting for both children and adults. For children there are a lot of buttons light up 3-D maps and panoramas, and for adults there is a simple but exciting video-show. And of course, a mirror maze transforms any adult in the child. We didn't pay for this museum, because we had a SwissPass.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Do not miss the view from the top of the tower -- it's a hike but so worth it. Best view of Lucerne. This is a strange place with a mixture of things. Cool glacier potholes. Fascinating. The museum throws a lot of things in from global warming issues to a old house to a few fossils. My son was... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If never been there it is definitely a place you have to visit when in Lucern. The Gletschergarten contains glacier mills.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

liked mirror walls, the rocks left by glacier, the artefacts and the explanation about the glaciers, ice, storms, earth etc 3d show was a let down as was the small print and no English on artefacts

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Tyler , TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Another rainy day activity for my family. The "garden" isn't incredibly interesting to kids but as an adult I liked it. The highlight is the mirror maze and the various mirrors around the park. One of the kids favorite activities.

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Tbilisi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Overall this was reasonably interesting, but it would have been disappointing without the House of Mirrors. The attraction has many parts to it, including the glacial kettles (interesting for about 10 minutes), a movie (super tacky), the house of mirrors (fun for kids and groups of adults), models of Swiss geography (boring) and a tower with a nice view of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Gletschergarten is next to the Lion Monument and is well worth a visit. There!s more to see here than just the glacier garden. Included in the entry price is the museum, a 10 minute video on climate and landscape change in Lucerne, Amrein's House which is the former residence of the family, plus observation tower and mirror maze. It's a... More

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Falkenberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The kids appriciated this place a lot, especially the mirror labyrinth! Well worth a visit and reduced entrance with swiss pass!

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