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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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+41 41 410 43 40
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"ice age"
in 23 reviews
"lion monument"
in 46 reviews
"observation tower"
in 10 reviews
"swiss pass"
in 26 reviews
"mirror hall"
in 5 reviews
"million years"
in 5 reviews
"climate change"
in 4 reviews
"global warming"
in 4 reviews
"glacial potholes"
in 3 reviews
"fish pond"
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"indoor museum"
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"swiss home"
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"museum pass"
in 9 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"nice museum"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is definitely not to be missed if you visit Lucerne. It has an appeal to all ages and interests and the past is brought to life by amazing presentation. A fascinating insight into the effect of climate changes over the centuries.

Thank Kurt J
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

The glacier grooves and pot holes are great illustrations of the impact of glaciers. Seeing the real thing (as opposed to a recreation) is impressive. The exhibits on glaciers is informative and attractive.

Thank Rich-Stamford
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

An old museum that tells the story of how the glaciers found at the museum was formed. Good for aspiring geologists but we were just there because it was next to the Lion Monument and this was covered by the Swiss Pass.

Thank two5kid
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

The glacier garden is one of the most educative experience one can enjoy. The pot hole dating back to the age age, the rocks that have been formed with the sea shells and the imprints of a palm leaf found on a rock. Are really...More

1  Thank Samvdha
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Combine this visit with the adjacent Lion Monument. It's a well done museum which descibes the glacial formation of the Lucerne area geology. It also covers the history of Lucerne. It's worth your time.

1  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

In my opinion in lucerne, besides walking across the chapel bridge, you want to see the löwendenkmal and the glacier garden. The glacier garden consists of some quite different "themes". The glacier garden itself, which is very impressive, and a well done small museum abput...More

Thank nathalieyes
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was a nice place to visit, they gave me an english language leaflet about it and there was a lot of information in the museum. The mirror maze was fun and disorienting!

1  Thank Katie P
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was very interesting, the exhibits are written in English as well as an English paper guide, and English show inside. The maze of mirrors was hilarious, and climbing to the top of the tower gave an amazing view!

1  Thank Amelia_Lynn
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

You need not be a paleontologist to be blown away by this museum. See the physical evidence which proves that Lucerne once stood at sea level and that a large inland sea was home to all kinds of sea creatures. There is SO much to...More

2  Thank Basilico
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

The glacier garden shows you in a simple way the effects of glaciers on the environment. The original effects, found locally, as well the explanation of how glaciers effect the environment is impressive.

1  Thank tripZeist
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According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.
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