Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

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Geologic Formation
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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  • this attraction next to dying lion monument. Entry is free for those who have Swiss travel pass. Mirror maze is interesting and must experience. Once u r inside mirror maze u cannot decide which path ...  more »
  • The museum was free to us with the Swiss Pass, so it was easy to walk right in... The exhibits were interesting and there was a lot to see.  more »
  • For who are you interested in the natural sciences, what happens under the glaciers, animals that inhabited the area in prehistoric times, huge dioramas with the Swiss mountains in very well-made models, a maze of fun to learn about mirrors, and other attractions highly recommended visit in group, family or couple.
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