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“Small but interesting”

Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
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$89.16*
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne
Ranked #12 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this museum also displays artifacts from throughout the town's history.
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This 'museum' (not sure what to call it) was small but interesting. I learned a lot about Switzerland before the ice age which I would not have known otherwise. There is also a mirror labyrinth here that was pretty fun.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

While there were some interesting exhibits at the Glacier Garden, overall it is basically a tourist trap with a lot of random things--cage of bunnies, Alhambran mirror maze (in the middle of Switzerland?), etc. While a lot of the glacier-centric exhibits were geared more to adults, the children (ages 6 and 8) did enjoy the mirror labyrinth. It should be noted that the place is not stroller friendly. In fact, they make you park your stroller, so if you have a small child not able to walk, be sure to bring a Baby Bjorn carrier or the like. And if you have a toddler, you will have to take them out of the stroller and then there are some dangerous areas so you have to keep them close.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Even for a layman as myself. Recommend to join a guided tour. Loved the ticket booth built in 1872 and enjoyed the mirror labyrinth. Fun and interesting for the whole family. Staff I met spoke German, English and Norwegian.

2  Thank Mona R
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the entrance, so we were quite suprised at how indepth it is. The story behind it and the house is very interesting, something for all the family, even a few animals out the back and a cafe for the kids.

Thank Bebe318
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went under duress with my children, to put in time. How wrong I was to think it would be dull. So interesting and, family friendly. The discoveries made and the multimedia presentations are informative and well made. Best on day when you can walk the gardens, climb the tower, see the pet animals, fish and take photos in the fun mirrors.

Thank Dubheidi
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