Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers • Geologic Formations • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this museum also displays artifacts from throughout the town's history. Moreover, a special mirror maze is always a highlight for every person.
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Maulin Parekh
Mumbai, India1,863 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2019
Jun 21: Before taking the train to Zurich, we came here to understand about glaciers, rocks, formations and the mountains. A good visit.
Written May 31, 2020
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grotbags
london414 contributions
Most interesting
Nov 2019
I found the Glacier Garden fascinating it explained how glaciers were formed in a clear and interesting way.
Written November 6, 2019
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Gregory D
New Lambton1,057 contributions
Very interesting display
Sep 2019
Although much of this complex was under renovation, the display of the glacial rocks, with good explanatory information was definitely worth the visit
Written October 25, 2019
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italiauno2017
Cincinnati, OH102 contributions
Eons Ago
Sep 2019
This was under expansion so not all was available for viewing but you do get to see and understand the glacier holes.
Written September 11, 2019
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hscbaj
2 contributions
Surprisingly enjoyable visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Great place to visit on a rainy day with genuinely good information on glaciers and their formation. Also enjoyed the mirror maze and the viewing tower at the top which offered a nice view of Lucerne.
Written September 1, 2019
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FF13
Sykesville, MD1,761 contributions
Different Experience
Jul 2019
A visit to the Glacier Garden is a different experience. It is located inside the city next to the Lion Monument. It is easy to miss and you will need to pay admission if you don't have a Swiss Rail Pass.
Following the path after entry, you pass several interesting geological formations all under a large canopy. You can then enter the museum proper or continue to additional outside exhibits. While we visited, there was construction going on and blasting!
This is an interesting experience and certainly worth a visit.
Written August 18, 2019
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Ilaudj
Bucharest, Romania775 contributions
Nice activity
Aug 2019 • Friends
It is a good activity if you want to get out of the rain or a hot summer day. It has a lot of different areas. Good for kids, lot of things to discover and play.
Written August 7, 2019
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RobertJE
London, UK542 contributions
A gem
Jul 2019 • Couples
A surprisingly interesting place- far more interesting than you'd expect when you enter. It's quite expensive (as with everywhere in Switzerland) but worth it. The glacier marks, pot holes and rocks as you enter is a very small part of the garden/museum. The really beautiful house contains a wealth of exhibits including information about glaciers, various rocks, crystals and fossils as well as furniture and artifacts. The building interior is wonderful. There is an alpine 'cottage' outside with a walk up to a viewing tower. There are also crazy mirrors and a wonderful mirror maze which was brilliant for adults so I imagine children would love it. We spent a very enjoyable two hours here.
Written July 21, 2019
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Greg M
Hastings, New Zealand65 contributions
Great views from the garden tower!
May 2019 • Couples
Good place to visit, nice garden, very steep stairs to climb to the top where there is a viewing tower, worth the climb! Museum good to wander around an look at all that is on show! Very interesting!
Written July 13, 2019
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Hoppetlewes
Lewes, UK23 contributions
I loved this place
Jul 2019 • Solo
This museum, garden, mirror maze really moved me. It has an unusual history - it’s features were discovered when someone was digging out a wine cellar in the 19 th century. The view of the lion monument from inside the garden is very good too.
Written July 12, 2019
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