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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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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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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 410 43 40
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic place to visit, holes in the ground and lots of information on the history and the initial thoughts on how they occurrred. The house is full of interesting exhibits too. Wel, worth a couple of hours of your time.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The glacier garden itself isn’t huge, and while intriguing, not so much for a couple of teenagers. But, this site has a lot more to offer. There’s a number of hands on glacier exhibits and displays, the old Swiss house with a selection of models...More

Thank Shaun Paul C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

So I did not know what to expect. The Glacier Park is only small part of site. Beautiful Swiss furniture exhibit, old Swiss cabin and guard tower and a great place for a snack and cup o coffee.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

On he left of the Lion monument. It is worth a stroll. See what was left when the glacier melted. Good display.

Thank PerthFern
Reviewed October 1, 2018

the museum itself wasn't interesting climbing up to the tower was a waste of time and energy . However, I would have done it again only for the mirror maze which was fun !!

Thank Joefrenk
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This museum is cool. When digging to build, they found glacial rocks, holes, etc. Self guided tour takes 30-60 minutes. Be sure to go into the Mirror Maze, which is killer fun.

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

This museum endeavours to teach you about the geological history of Switzerland and generally succeeds, beginning with the glacier-developed potholes. It explores different areas in the country and the stone types prevalent in them, but also includes an old Swiss house set out with furniture...More

Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Right next to the Lion, the glacier garden itself is an interesting insight into geological phenomena - specially for kids. The house/ museum next door is ok - and can be visited if you have time on your hands.

Thank Joshsang
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to look round after seeing the dying lion.the hall of mirrors is really fun.if you have a Swiss rail pass it's free to get in.

Thank StHelensLes1959
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you come to Lucerne just to see the weeping lion,then you are missing an opportunity that is just a few steps away. This museum is small, but covers a lot. For those amateur geologists out there this a great introduction to how this area...More

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May 22, 2018|
Response from ClydeH961 | Reviewed this property |
the fee is 15 CHF, yes they are open weekends
June 24, 2017|
Response from Tanyacher | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were on Sunday
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Response from Joseph R |
According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.