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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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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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Various nformative, interesting and fun experiences

The exposed base of a glacier and the house of the man who found it and preserved it in the late1800s form the basis of a great experience for young and old. We spent a number of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exposed base of a glacier and the house of the man who found it and preserved it in the late1800s form the basis of a great experience for young and old. We spent a number of hours there and could have stayed longer. The fun highlight was the mirror maze. Dating back well over 100 years, it is a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend an hour or two at the end of the day. Curious mix of glacier rocks, Swiss home, viewing tower, geology/science exhibition and... a hall of mirrors! To be fair, hall of mirrors was awesome and hilarious - not a carnival curvy mirror place, but a proper maze (remember Man with the Golden Gun?). Read the guide... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place! Tough to explain in a few words here but absolutely fascinating. The round holes carved into the rock are beautiful as they are intriguing. The have a great demonstration of how the happened with a rock turning in place with a stream of water. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely not to be missed if you visit Lucerne. It has an appeal to all ages and interests and the past is brought to life by amazing presentation. A fascinating insight into the effect of climate changes over the centuries.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The glacier grooves and pot holes are great illustrations of the impact of glaciers. Seeing the real thing (as opposed to a recreation) is impressive. The exhibits on glaciers is informative and attractive.

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

An old museum that tells the story of how the glaciers found at the museum was formed. Good for aspiring geologists but we were just there because it was next to the Lion Monument and this was covered by the Swiss Pass.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The glacier garden is one of the most educative experience one can enjoy. The pot hole dating back to the age age, the rocks that have been formed with the sea shells and the imprints of a palm leaf found on a rock. Are really interesting, and do make us realise that the world was probably not it is today.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Combine this visit with the adjacent Lion Monument. It's a well done museum which descibes the glacial formation of the Lucerne area geology. It also covers the history of Lucerne. It's worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

In my opinion in lucerne, besides walking across the chapel bridge, you want to see the löwendenkmal and the glacier garden. The glacier garden consists of some quite different "themes". The glacier garden itself, which is very impressive, and a well done small museum abput glaciers. Also another museum with very different topics (minerals, battles in switzerland, how people lived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This was a nice place to visit, they gave me an english language leaflet about it and there was a lot of information in the museum. The mirror maze was fun and disorienting!

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