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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fascinating insight

To see how glaciers form and behave is fascinating, the museum would benefit from some English... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Very Entertained by the Mirror Maze

I thought the Museum itself was a bit hokey, with some displays better than others. Not all... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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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
+41 41 410 43 40
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

To see how glaciers form and behave is fascinating, the museum would benefit from some English translation but was interesting nonetheless. The hall of mirrors was mind blowing, it was difficult to know what was real and what was reflection. Climb up to the observation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 702catherines
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I thought the Museum itself was a bit hokey, with some displays better than others. Not all exhibits had English translations so I missed out on understanding some of them. The observation tower view is pretty marred by construction at this point, but worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank anonymous9257
Reviewed 24 November 2018

It is adjacent to the Lion of Lucerne. Our conceirge at the hotel mentioned it. While not glitzy I thought it was very interesting and worth the admission

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A fantastic place to visit, holes in the ground and lots of information on the history and the initial thoughts on how they occurrred. The house is full of interesting exhibits too. Wel, worth a couple of hours of your time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The glacier garden itself isn’t huge, and while intriguing, not so much for a couple of teenagers. But, this site has a lot more to offer. There’s a number of hands on glacier exhibits and displays, the old Swiss house with a selection of models...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PerthFern
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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 !!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joefrenk
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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22 May 2018|
Response from ClydeH961 | Reviewed this property |
the fee is 15 CHF, yes they are open weekends
24 June 2017|
Response from Tanyacher | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were on Sunday
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Response from Joseph R |
According to the Tell Pass brochure, you receive a 20% discount to the Glacier Garden.