Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

4.3
#3 of 14 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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  • Although much of this complex was under renovation, the display of the glacial rocks, with good explanatory information was definitely worth the visit  more »
  • The place is on the side of the Lion monument, I didn't find it interesting are some holes that were made millions of years old formed by the ices, lasts around 20 min the whole lap, it was under renovation and only this space was open to the public , for the price I do not advise to enter. From what I understand the Main Problem would be is renovation because it seems to be more interesting to see the place. Quality price to be desired.
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  • This was under expansion so not all was available for viewing but you do get to see and understand the glacier holes.  more »
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