Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

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#3 of 10 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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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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