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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Ranked #15 of 31 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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Tyler , TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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250 reviews 250 reviews
182 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Located next to Lucerne Lion Monument. We were alone in museum but we enjoyed is so much the staff had to push us out when they closed. Considered returning for second visit.

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Augusta, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Husband and I really enjoyed the Glacier Garden in Lucerne. We visited on a rainy, chilly day in early May. It is right beside the Dying Lion Monument and down the street from the Bourbaki Panorama. We spent about a couple of hours there but it could easily be seen in an hour or so. Very interesting place and worth... More

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

There are 90 mirrors inside, you will feel amazing to find the real route inside. It seems that the route is very long, but infect it is very short.

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Cool, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is most educational utilizing a variety of medium that should appeal to all ages and levels of interests. Great presentations and exhibits!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Some attractions like mirror maze are good. The best part was that it was free for Swiss Pass holders.

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Acton, Maine
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Really? Lucerne was once a tropical area? Who would have ever thought? Nice history preserved here and some lovely stones and rocks showing the passing of time.

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