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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 weeks ago

I thought the Museum itself was a bit hokey, with some displays better than others. Not all exhibits had English translations so I missed out on understanding some of them. The observation tower view is pretty marred by construction at this point, but worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is adjacent to the Lion of Lucerne. Our conceirge at the hotel mentioned it. While not glitzy I thought it was very interesting and worth the admission

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Allan W
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed October 29, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shaunpaulc
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flashstar
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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 !!

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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April 7, 2017|
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According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.
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Help plan sites we can see in 4 days. (3 Replies)
booked hotels 2 nights (13, 14 July) in Murren and 2 nights (15,16 July) in Lucern Then on 17 July go to Geneva for flight at 3:00 PM for London. We (with 11 yrs child) plan to take Eurostar on 13 July at 10:00 to Basel SBB station and change for Interlaken Ost. on to Mürren BLM via Lauterbrunnen. Then on 15 July in the morning go to Luzern. Stop en route at Brientz and visit the Open Air Museum at Ballenberg. Now my question is there are so many beautiful places to go to. which one...More
March 01, 2016|
Response frommountaintopper|
OK by the time you arrive in Murren and check in to your hotel it will be 2:00 in the afternoon on the 13th. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and getting lunch. Maybe a walk or funicular ride up to Almendhubel on the northface trail. The morning of the 14th could be spent going up to the Schilthorn. If you get an early start you could have breakfast in the revolving restaurant on top. On the way back down you could stop in Gimmelwald then take the cablecar on down...More