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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Ranked #14 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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184 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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