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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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+41 41 410 43 40
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"ice age"
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"lion monument"
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"observation tower"
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"swiss pass"
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"million years"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see the lion next door but lots of people, so went and found this place. What a jewel, the first part was fascinating and amazing. Have never seen anything like this that large. Then we went in the museum, all for the same...More

Thank Clyde H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I'm a German geography student and I already knew a lot from uni. However, it was absolutely great to see all the things I knew about "in action" and I learned new things. It was so interesting and I loved to walk around and read...More

1  Thank kiwianna1
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the Glacier Garden with my two young kids as we have the Swiss Museum Pass. It was fairly eclectic - the glacial rocks, an exhibition on the ice age, an old Swiss house, a mirror maze (a hit with he three year old),...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Traveler Tip: If you have a Swiss Rail Pass, you get admission to this and many other attractions all over Switzerland. We used an 8-day pass and never paid for transportation or attractions after that. This attraction is right next to the Dying Lion Monument....More

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Pleasantly suprised by this attraction. Lots to see including the glacier caves themselves, a historical home, a fun mirror maze and an observation deck with great views. Totally worth the admission

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great ski and winter hiking holiday. The hotel is wonderful, the food is delicious and the stuff is welcoming. Highly recommended !!!

Thank Omritamir
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is an unusual attraction, a mixture of museum and historical house, with our favorite bit being the lookout tower at the top of the steps. Gorgeous views of the city, and nobody else around at the time of day (early on a weekday).

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

It is very cool, my son enjoyed it...if you are in Tittlis you must check in in the Ice Cave :) The only thing is, if you dont have a proper boots it feels very sleepery!

Thank Grasi P
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I had not heard of the Glacier Garden, when we initially made our plans to Lucerne. It happens to be right next to the Lion Monument, and was such a terrific surprise. The museum focuses on the glacial history of the area, has an extensive...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day while wondering what to do, had thought the entry fee of CHF15 sounded too high, but enjoyed our time spent here and glad we visited...something a little different and very informative. The sight starts with an outdoor archaeological excavation...More

Thank Anfield33
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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.
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