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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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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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Nice museum ending with a funny part

This museum is nice, you learn about the glacier covering Luzern a long time ago. But the cool thing is at the end. There is a mirror labyrinth and it is funny to go there with... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

This museum is nice, you learn about the glacier covering Luzern a long time ago. But the cool thing is at the end. There is a mirror labyrinth and it is funny to go there with friends and split then try to find the real person back :-)

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This is right next to the Dying Lion monument and was really interesting. My family didn't know what to expect. It was a mixture of so much that it kept us intrigued and marvelled at what was in this place. So much to see, learn and lots of interactive information. My 10yo son loved this place with its information on... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you are visiting the Lion then you can miss this place, it right next door. Some interesting exhibitions and a great mirror maze makes it a fun way to kill an hour or so.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Visited as a family with 2 kids. Glacier garden was educational while the mirror maze (within the same compound) was enjoyable esp to the kids. Since it is just next to the Lion Monument, which you will probably visit as a "must'see" in Lucerne, why not just drop by.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Not sure what I was expecting but not this. Strangely disjointed with no real flow to the site. The mirror maze was good though.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Combines a garden, glacier rocks, historical house and furniture, history of Lucerne, models of area, working model train with audio-visual display, 896 Alhambra maze of mirrors and a wonderful view of the Lion of Lucerne. Excellent scientific displays about changes in climate and landscape of the area over the past 20 million years Then there is a lookout you can... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

If you happen to visit the Lion monument in Lucerne (which is highly recommended), this attraction is right next door. You dont even need an entry ticket if you have a swiss pass. There is a very good collection, display of the geological history & fossils around lucerne area. Movies lasting a few minutes bring this out further. This is... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

At the entrance, the place looked small but as you walked on, there's so much more to see. The glacier garden is just a small part of it but there's actually a museum with information on how the place was formed over the centuries and on the top floor, there are some exhibits of the furniture & dressing of people... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Glacier Garden is hidden away behind the Lion Monument. It's a park and a Museum containing ice age exhibits, which is very educational, a map of Luzern from 1792 and a mirror maze that will delight.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

The museum is not just a garden as its name implies. The "garden" is a pool of rocks which educate about glacial erosion and such. Apart from that there is an extensive museum with many facts to teach such as what's trapped in a glacier, the physical nature of ice, etc., also some nice models of Luzern and surrounding mountains.... More 

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