Glacier Garden, Lucerne

Glacier Garden, Lucerne (must see)

Glacier Garden is the place to go to learn as much as possible about ice age glaciers. Visitors will walk through the museum and gardens where they will find the Rock Adventure Trail, which allows them to effectively walk through the rock and see how it was formed during the Ice Age.

The museum is in a traditional Swiss house. It has an 18th century mountain relief map, which is the oldest in the world. There is also an interactive relief map of Switzerland. After going through the museum, visitors can see themselves in the Mirror Mazer. Made from 90 mirrors, this 19th century maze offers a fun and interesting distraction.

An Observation Tower provides stunning views of Lucerne. Visitors can also find a the perfect area in the park to rest or have an outdoor picnic.

Glacier Garden is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm during the summer season and from 10 am to 5 pm through the winter months.

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Glacier Garden on Map

Sight Name: Glacier Garden
Sight Location: Lucerne, Switzerland (See walking tours in Lucerne)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Lucerne, Switzerland

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