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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 410 43 40

Built around a glacial pothole that has survived since the Ice Age, this...

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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I recommend this place. It is something that I never saw before. The power of water is amazing. It is easy to walk and doe not take a lot of time

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I recommend this place. It is something that I never saw before. The power of water is amazing. It is easy to walk and doe not take a lot of time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We arrived in Luzern (via the Swiss Fare Card) Free with this card - took City Bus (#4) from Bahnhof to Lowenplatz - where there is the Lion Monument and adjacent is Gletschergarten (received Lion Pass - Free with Swiss Fare Card or Fr 15) We could not believe the rock (glacier-grind-ed) into different patterns. Then on to the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

There are many interesting glacial eroded stones and geologic features explained. Once through the formations you can climb a tower to have a panorama of the city. After that you enter a mirror labyrinth which is fun and challenging. If you don't want to buymp in a mirror put your hand in front of you. The glacier garden is conveniently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I go to a lot of museums, but I've never been to one like this. There's a lot of information on the formation and destruction of glaciers, with particular application to Swiss glaciers. I learned a lot and enjoyed it. In the museum there is also a mirror maze, which seemed kind of random but was kind of fun (and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I went to see Lion Monument, was unintentionally discovered this place which is just next door only. Since I carried Swiss Pass, I am glad I am entitled to go in for free since this is part of museum package. It is interesting to know how it was make 20000 years ago, don't miss the spooky mirror maze, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum was fascinating. There was so much to it. The unusual glacier garden, the typical Swiss house interior, the excellent video presentations, and the spooky mirror labyrinth. Intelligent descriptions available from the provided leaflet; pleasant absence of making everything plain for 5 year olds. Allow about 2 hours - you will be surprised how much there is to see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I stopped by here since this was included in my Lucerne museum pass. While a bit dated (it appears upgrades are starting soon), I found it to be very interesting and spent more time here than I expected to. I learned a lot in the museum, the swiss chalet was pretty to walk around inside, and the outdoor portion was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Plan on several hours to enjoy and learn about glaciers, the mountains etc. We spent about 2-3 hours here. We even had a hot dog on the patio. There is so much to see. We saved the maze until last. I would say is should be high on your list of things to see. You can buy a combo ticket... More 

Thank Marilyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This museum was very interesting explaining a huge amount of information about the glaciers, how Switzerland's landscape was produced and the history of discovery in the Lucerne area. Well worth the visit if you have an interest in the history of the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I live in glacier country and while seeing the Lion statue noticed this museum. For $15 franc I was going to pass until I noticed it was free with the Swiss Rail pass. It was a fun and interesting experience, would be impressive to see the entire hillside in this form without all of the buildings but they do a... More 

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