Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), Lucerne

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Built around a glacial pothole from the last glacial period, Glacier Garden Lucerne (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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten) by using our Lucerne driving holiday planner.
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  • Great opportunity to learn from past to future, I was especially impressed by the walk trough the mountain an the atmosphere created to transfer the message. Just fantastic! Definitely a top 5 must... 
    Great opportunity to learn from past to future, I was especially impressed by the walk trough the mountain an the atmosphere created to transfer the message. Just fantastic! Definitely a top 5 must...  more »
  • excellent visit to this museum [April 2022]. The underground exhibition brilliantly done, with many moving features and Sound effects. We were surprised to walk up lots steps at the end but there... 
    excellent visit to this museum [April 2022]. The underground exhibition brilliantly done, with many moving features and Sound effects. We were surprised to walk up lots steps at the end but there...  more »
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  • Loved it. Even better than last time we visited. The hall of mirrors was great fun, if you go slow. However, take the elevator to the top in the back of the garden....the stairs are killers!
  • If you have 2 hours to kill in Lucerne, I would advise spending some time here. Kids will love it because of the activities. The displays are reasonably well curated, but there are some issues with the translations :) this can be overlooked though. The views at the top are great though!

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