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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, 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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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

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Museum and nature walk all in one

Beautiful way to spend and hour or two. Interesting and inviting layout. Great for adults and kids. Buy the combo ticket with panoramic painting nearby. Must not be missed... read more

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Beautiful way to spend and hour or two. Interesting and inviting layout. Great for adults and kids. Buy the combo ticket with panoramic painting nearby. Must not be missed as it is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great two hours visiting the Glacier Garden. Without doubt it was very educational and one learnt about the continued receding of the glaciers in the Swiss Alps. It is a place where one needs to take maximum advantage of the various elements rather than simply moving around the large displays. My wife and I agree that in perhaps less... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours in this museum. An informative display, explaining the impact of melting glaciers and the need to protect our planet. A lot to see: geology of glaciers, fossils, history, geography and culture. The other attractions like the mirror maze, the viewing gallery which give the great views of Lake Lucerne are also attractive. A must-visit while visiting... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glacial Garden is located near the Lion Sculpture. This is in a park; and it has glacial potholes as well as fossils to show what this area looked like in ancient times. This area is an easy walk from a walking tour of downtown Lucerne.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go and learn about this area which was once sub-tropical! Climb the tower. A bit hard to find. Visit the trolls.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours in Lucerne and stumbled upon this museum while looking at the Lion statue. A very informative exhibition, demonstrating the impacts of melting glaciers and why we need to protect our planet. Also provides the best views of Lake Lucerne up top the museum. A must-visit attraction while visiting Lucerne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here without much research with our 2 small kids (4 & 6). I thought they would be bored, but everyone ended up having fun and learning about Lucerne. The museum was much more than glaciers. They had exhibits about glaciers, trains, and even a little art gallery. It was a mix of interactive displays, stuff to look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While everyone who visits Lucerne is expected to stop at the dying Lion of Lucerne carving, I suspect many tourists don't realize what they are missing by not forking over a few francs to see this fascinating Glacier Garden, which is adjacent to the Lion. The geological formation are unique and amazing demonstrations of the power of glaciers. Good brochure... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place! Lots to see, do and learn, and not just related to glaciers. Switzerland in one place!

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

next to dying lion, this attraction can take an hour or two. A lot to see, encompasses geology (glaciers), history, geography, and culture.

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