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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Right next to the Dying Lion monument is this Glacier Garden. We popped in and had a great time. Besides the garden area, there's also a little indoor exhibition area, like a museum, about the natural history of Lucerne. There's also distortion mirrors placed around the garden, which was a good laugh. The mirror maze was simply incredible - never... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Geologically speaking, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) is spectacular. It is located next to the Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument and offers a fabulous view of the beauty of glacial erosion. However, (like everything in Switzerland) it is an expensive entrance fee. If you are in the area and don’t want to spend the money, at least pop your head in the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This was a fun spot for the kids (aged 3 and 5). Most of all they, and we (the parents) enojoyed the mirror maze, really well done and would actually visit again.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A visit is a must , words cannot describe , the complete package , just go and see , bring a picnic and you can easily spend up to a day here,

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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76 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The mirror maze was fun. I have never seen something like that before. The Tower walk was also great and the view from the top of the observation tower was stunning. The glacier potholes and Amrein house were also interesting. We enjoyed all the English information since it is hard to find in Switzerland.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Entrance price was 12 CF, which was really good value considering how expensive Switzerland is. Lots to see and do, not just about glaciers and geology, but also prehistoric history, woolley mamouth, fossels and bones. Everything is written in English too for those who cannot read German. We had great fun in the hall of mirrors and they have a... More 

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Switzerland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Ok, Mr Payne is propably a wrong person to review this attraction. I don't like museums, and Glacier Garden is too much of a museum. If it would be an Amusement-park i would like it a lot more. Now it's somewhere in between.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This attraction is not for everybody, one needs to have a certain interest in geology and science to enjoy this. Going purely for the glacier remains display will not satisfy most folks. But in the back they have a great display on the glacier science with the usual todays media setups.

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Baar, Switzerland
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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

No more but htere was a time ... Impressive place to visit and well presented museum for another view on the glacier (by the time there are still some left !)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Not far from the city center you can see rocks polished by a glacier long time ago, there is also an indoor part where there is a bit of history about glaciers (formation, evolution,...) take 1-2 hours to visit Just near the entrance is the Lion statue too

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