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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 1 week ago

We hadn't planned on taking this place in, but was included in our city museum pass, and we're glad we stopped. Interesting place to visit, and located right beside the Lion carving. Be sure to go through the mirrors - it's fun.

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glacier Garden was interesting and informative, the lookout gives you an amazing view over Lucerne and I really enjoyed the water-based artworks. The best thing for me, though, was the mirrors. My friend and I had a great laugh working our way through the...More

Thank SHare333
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We never planned to go to this place. We just went to Lion monument and saw this place and entered it on the spur of the moment. The ticket was hefty so we were a little hesitant. But after the visit ,we felt the visit...More

3  Thank SundarRam54
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Was very interesting learning about the glaciers. A must do is the hall of mirrors. Kids will have a blast there.

Thank nasoo
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This attraction is situated right beside the famous Monument of the Dying Lion. It charges a fee, but we got in because of our Combo rail pass. There were not too many visitors inside. Upon entering, the first section we saw was the glacier garden....More

1  Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is sited for its geology but also has amazing collections of minerals flora and fauna. We only had 90 minutes and saw about half. We will return to finish the visit on a future occasion

Thank Lawrence R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

...and yet, here we are. I didn't expect much, in fact. However, this random collection of exhibits and natural wonders and strange dolls and mirror maze and old style Swiss house was a super interesting juxtaposition. The Glacier Garden was able to capture my attention...More

Thank Pawcone
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It is quite educational and neat to see how the earth has evolved during the different periods. Unfortunately it was cold and rainy so we did not longer and read as much as I would have liked to. Wish I could return.

Thank Susan612
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So fascinating and interesting to walk through. Something you don't see elsewhere. We had a bit of altitude sickness while going up, but it was worth it all the same. Don't miss it!

Thank UNCBalan
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's very beautiful and a must visit, but the amenities out of it keeps it so hot that it makes you nauseate, like Jungfraujoch

Thank uttiyam
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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!!