Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

(4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lucerne family vacation planner.
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  • It was fascinating to learn about Lucerne's prehistoric landscape as an parent as well as for my teens and younger children. The mirror maze was excellent and surprisingly fun! Definitely a memorable ...  more »
  • I kidnap regularly visit and my new Labour colleagues think here there. It is a place where amazing one and I each end corner something new, what I have not seen before. The Glacier Garden is very fascinating and the Museum to do so very informative. It is very impressive that the entire area under several hundred meters of ice is located and it had tropical States there.
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  • A visit to the Glacier Garden is worthwhile in any case. You can learn a lot about the history of prehistoric times and staying well in the small park and the mirror garden. A visit with children is to recommend in any case.
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