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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attraction very close to the Dying Lion of Lucerne monument, which means it is easy to see both at once. Our Swiss Rail Pass secured us free entry to the Glacier Gardens, as well as many other museums and attractions around Switzerland....More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone mentioned checking this out, and it honestly seemed more kid-centric. But, I was pleasantly surprised that it really isn't. There was a lot to see, and learn, through the museums. The mirror hall was also a lot of fun. Don't forget to walk up...More

Thank The_Redbeard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing what to expect, it was a delight to explore the geology, history and ice-age background to the Alps and Lucerne. Amazing mirror maze has to be 'done' and the glacial melt holes with fossils aplenty were really interesting, as were the terrific number...More

Thank 50scoupleManchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy day . My grandson really wanted to walk through the mirror maze and that was his favorite thing .

Thank yellowhummingbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As another review mentions - this is an odd mixture of exhibits but we enjoyed using up a couple of hours here. There is an educational part about glaciers, some interesting relief maps or panoramas of the area and the Swiss mountains in general, a...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Glacier Garden. It's an odd mixture of exhibits: the unique glacier formations and geological curiosities, a good educational exhibit on climate change, a historic Swiss house, a pretty outdoor area with a fish pond, and a Victorian mirror maze. There is certainly...More

Thank CoralReef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Global warming is real danger and if you want to understand it then visit this place just few metres from the Dying Lion Monument.

Thank Prashant N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth a visit. It's educational and entertaining. Lots of science and history. Check it out.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

If you travel to Lucerne by train, when you get out of the station go to to your left and walk to the Jesuit Church. From there you can see the painted building on the other side of the river. It is a short walk...More

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Murphy Y
7 April 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
4 January 2015|
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Response from InstinctiveTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi Soo, hope you got the answer!!