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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.
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  • 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 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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank George T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You go through life thinking and being convinced that you know quite a lot about nature and climate change and then you visit this absolutely fascinating site which makes you feel I know nothing! Incredible site. Lots to see. Lots to learn. Learnt so much...More

1  Thank Dashers2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Lucerne around 2pm on a Saturday and were just walking around the city so decided to make out way to the Glacier Garden. The Lion Monument outside the museum is beautiful. The museum itself is really interesting for the first 20 minutes...More

Thank LaurenP521
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I love these kinds of educational museums. They are very fascinating. I'm glad I took the time to visit

Thank diner-WS
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I didn't think I wanted to visit one more science-oriented museum but I went anyway. Boy, was I surprised at this interesting and unique place. There is much geology here since there is a lot about glaciers and their effects on the earth. In addition...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

in the heart of lucerne old town, the glacier garden is a place which is free to visit with swiss travel pass. it is walking distance from the main cathedral [church] of lucerne. Alpenium, Lion Monument and Glacier Garden are just adjacent to each other,...More

Thank UdgeethThaker
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Glacier garden has a bit of everything: - Nature with the famous lion sculpture, the fish and the rocks - A bit of fun and "adventure" with the mirror maze and the mirror games - Culture with the puppet museum - Geologic explanation with...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We are not museum folks as would rather spend vacation time exploring the outdoors. With 3 days of rain, snow and gloomy skies, we decided to purchase the Lucerne Museum Pass. What a bargain. Because we had access to the Glacier Garden with the pass,...More

Thank Monicajax
Reviewed 24 April 2017

i brought my family here mainly to see the dying lion but decided to pay for the Glacier Garden admission. The glacier part was educational, but my family enjoyed the Swiss house and the mirror maze more. if you have time in lucerne, i would...More

1  Thank Matt C
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Murphy Y
Is the entrance fee covered by the Tellpass?
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
Do you offer late check-outs for an extra fee?
4 January 2015|
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Response from InstinctiveTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi Soo, hope you got the answer!!