Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

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#3 of 11 in Museums in Lucerne
Built around a glacial pothole from the last glacial period, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) outlines the town's history. Fossilized mussels and palm leaves tell the story of how the area sits on what was a subtropical beach 20 million years ago. A multimedia show and interactive exhibits recap the history of the planet and the city itself. View the oldest large-scale mountain relief in the world. Explore the surrounding park with its walking paths and plants from different periods. On you way, notice different versions of yourself when you pass through the mirror maze, and then climb the observation tower for a panoramic view of the city. Put Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lucerne driving holiday planner.
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  • There are glaciers views and exhibits about glacier process and a slideshow but we were not impressed. It takes @an hour to see it all and It cost $15 CHF per adult which is pricy but suggest get the ...  more »
  • It is very nice museum that tells you history of Lucerne ( it appears that Lucerne was a beach couple million years ago), and has mirror rooms where you can get lost easily, and a tower from which you...  more »
  • The carving of te Monument of the Lion is a strong sculpture. The events of 1792 are TRAGIC AND SAD. You admired the loyalty and duties of these swiss soldiers, assassinated through the mob in Versail...  more »

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Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
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