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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Ranked #14 of 29 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: History Museums, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Wilmington, Delaware
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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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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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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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fascinating outdoor exhibit demonstrating glacial action. It was discovered when a local man was attempting to dig a wine cellar. Luckily he knew what he had happened upon. A "flying roof" covers the "dig" area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are travelling with a swiss pass, this attraction is FREE to you. If you have time in your tour and are in Lucerne and want to spend an hour or so, you should definitely visit Glacier Garden. Apparently during some excavation they discovered the glacial rock below and are preserving it.. You can see the calvations caused by... More 

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Laos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is close to the dying lion of Lucerne and well worth the time that you spent here. The whole science around the glaciers is well presented in the adjacent house and makes one just realized how little part we are of the earth's history and sadly just how devastating that little part has on the earth. Further information and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Using are Museum Pass (30Euro for 48 hours) we thought we would nip in and see what this is about. We didnt expect much but actually thoroughly enjoyed it. Both my wife and I found ti really interesting. Also seems quite good for kids with some mini atreactions within (House of Mirrors being one of them) Opportunity to climb up... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

this attraction costs 15CHF per person for entry. There are many displays (they number them up to 44). The actual glacier garden area is interesting for a few minutes, then there are many other mini attractions, which we (two adults) found dis interesting, though children may like some of them. The house of mirrors was the only other piece we... More 

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Mons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

35FR family entry, pretty well done display of the potholes formed by glacial melt. Good museum covering a variety of topics, something for everyone, well done, multi-lingual displays. The hall of mirrors (not sure what that has to do with anything) was the biggest hit. Good climb for a view up to the tower. Spent about 90 minutes there, maybe... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were at the lion monument and thought this would be good to look at for an hour or so, but the prices seemed high. It was something like €40 francs for a family, and to us, and spending a lot of money every day, didn't seem worth it.

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