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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 410 43 40
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 410 43 40
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

It is very nice museum that tells you history of Lucerne ( it appears that Lucerne was a beach couple million years ago), and has mirror rooms where you can get lost easily, and a tower from which you can see the whole city, and...More

Thank ladyyari
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The carving of te Monument of the Lion is a strong sculpture. The events of 1792 are TRAGIC AND SAD. You admired the loyalty and duties of these swiss soldiers, assassinated through the mob in Versailles.

Thank Annik G
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Very close to the lion monument is Glacier Garden, a seemingly thrown-together group of exhibits and attractions that may or may not have anything to do with Switzerland's glaciers. You'll learn a little about geology and geography if you are interested enough to really focus...More

Thank CAChris33
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This was an unusual attraction (free with our Swiss Travel Pass). The glacier exhibits were interesting. Then we saw what seemed like way too many scale reproductions of various mountainous regions in Switzerland (not that interesting). Onward to the parts of the old house, which...More

Thank WiscDeb
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The glacier garden was a great experience and the accompanying museum had a lot of interesting information. The Alhambra mirror maze was a fun experience for all of us including our teenagers.

Thank Torbjörn E
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited not quite knowing what to expect. We thought we might we stay an hour and ended up staying three. It was extremely good value attraction for family with young children (8 and 5). So much to see and do. And intelligent, well thought...More

Thank Daniela W
Reviewed August 1, 2017

great museum is included in swiss pass mirror maize is just amazing not too big has inside the formation of lucerne

Thank Rachit J
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum is up a few steps just next to the Lucerne Lion and well worth visiting. Travelling with our 7 yr old son, he got a lot more out of this visit than the lion! It has the footprint of a glacier from the...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

The museum tells a lot about the ice age and displays some impressive things. They give some flyer with all the informations (in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, ...). You can just walk around and when you reach the numbered places you can...More

Thank Antoinovic
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Very interesting museum and exhibitions to learn about the geology and geography of central Switzerland and its history during the last glaciations. It took us a lot longer to explore it than what we had expected.

Thank Ignimbrite
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Murphy Y
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Joseph R |
According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.
Soo Yun K
January 4, 2015|
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Response from InstinctiveTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi Soo, hope you got the answer!!