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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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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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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I did not know what to expect. The Glacier Park is only small part of site. Beautiful Swiss furniture exhibit, old Swiss cabin and guard tower and a great place for a snack and cup o coffee.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On he left of the Lion monument. It is worth a stroll. See what was left when the glacier melted. Good display.

Thank PerthFern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum itself wasn't interesting climbing up to the tower was a waste of time and energy . However, I would have done it again only for the mirror maze which was fun !!

Thank Joefrenk
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This museum is cool. When digging to build, they found glacial rocks, holes, etc. Self guided tour takes 30-60 minutes. Be sure to go into the Mirror Maze, which is killer fun.

1  Thank LauraJMar
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This museum endeavours to teach you about the geological history of Switzerland and generally succeeds, beginning with the glacier-developed potholes. It explores different areas in the country and the stone types prevalent in them, but also includes an old Swiss house set out with furniture...More

Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Right next to the Lion, the glacier garden itself is an interesting insight into geological phenomena - specially for kids. The house/ museum next door is ok - and can be visited if you have time on your hands.

Thank Joshsang
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to look round after seeing the dying lion.the hall of mirrors is really fun.if you have a Swiss rail pass it's free to get in.

Thank StHelensLes1959
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

If you come to Lucerne just to see the weeping lion,then you are missing an opportunity that is just a few steps away. This museum is small, but covers a lot. For those amateur geologists out there this a great introduction to how this area...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting. However, the show that was supposed to be played did not play at the stated timing on the board. When I tried asking the staff, the staff just said, if you want to see the show I can show you. The show is...More

1  Thank diorshow
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Glacier Garden and the Glacier Museum are located right next to the Lion Monument --all easy to get to with the public transportation and a little walking. Admission is included with the Swiss Rail Pass. This is a great place to get information on...More

1  Thank Patti_Bessette
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the fee is 15 CHF, yes they are open weekends
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24 June 2017|
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Yes, we were on Sunday
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According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.
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