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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)41 410 43 40
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Description: Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this...
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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Rocks, glorious rocks!

I loved this place. Well set out, easy to follow visitor guide to ensure you see the attractions in the right order and don't miss any, oh yea and there's lots of geology for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. Well set out, easy to follow visitor guide to ensure you see the attractions in the right order and don't miss any, oh yea and there's lots of geology for a massive geology nerd like me :) My boyfriend (who I dragged along and is not a geology nerd like me) says he would rate it... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is an unusual place in that there are lots of glacial rocks in an interior building. There is also a faux glacier to walk through. Quite costly without the benefit of the Swiss Passes we had

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San Clemente, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The potholes are some of the biggest I've ever seen, the fossil collection is beautifully labeled and displayed, and moving from the geology to the family home of the geologist made it all alive. The steps up to the tower were though a beautiful, peaceful garden... this gem is much more than it first appears.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This little treasure is well worth a visit if you have time to spare. It was interesting and informative and there is a great view from the top of the Look Out Post. There is a small terrace with a coffee shop and shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My girlfriend and I took a look round this place after seeing the Lion monument, well worth a visit, give a couple of hours to this place and won't regret it. It has a wonderful hall of mirrors mase, an old creaky house with all the trimmings of history of geology and a wonderful view from the lookout tower. After... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

My Swiss wife had visited here as a child, and I was expecting a rather tired view of old rocks polished by a glacier. Yes, there is that, but it's more impressive than I expected and there are several other attractions as well. Kids will love the rabbits, the fish pond and the very well-designed hall of mirrors. For older... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Its not that boring as I expected it to be...loved the 18 century house and furniture display...also the watch tower was pretty scenic...The best part wasthe house of mirrors. It was awesome. we really had fun inside getting lost as a family...

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Prilly, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Only CHF 15.-, outdoor Glacier curiosities, indoor museum, Mirror hall... Decent price for what they have to offer.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Leveraging on a not very large area of exposed rock that was shaped by glaciers, this museum gives an extensive overview of glaciers and ice ages. The visit includes lots of models, video, and the "garden" itself. Incorporated into the visit is a walk through the mansion of the original owners. This is worth the trouble to tour. With the... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We allotted only 1.5 hours for this place. It was not enough. There is a lot to see and learn about: geology, prehistory of animals and man, glaciers around the world, social and political history of the family in the area, etc. We rushed through the 2nd half, and now we are sorry we didn't go earlier. Make sure to... More 

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