Glacier garden


Denkmalstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern

Meeting place

Denkmalstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern

At the heart of Switzerland we find Lucerne, and at the heart of Lucerne we find the Glacier Garden. It is nature's own monument to its history, with a park and museum. It is also a tourist attraction and an oasis of peace from busy Lucerne life.

Polished rock, glacial potholes and erratic blocks bear witness to the fact that Lucerne was covered by glaciers during the Ice Age
Image: G. Sengün, wikimedia

Glacial potholes of impressive proportions bear witness to the last ice age and to the fact that Lucerne was once covered by glaciers. Fossilised mussels and palm leaves found in local rock strata indicate that some 20 million years ago the area of Lucerne was a subtropical beach. A multimedia show and interactive information system will bring to life the exciting history of the earth in an easily understandable way. The oldest large scale mountain relief in the world by F. L. Pfyffer von Wyher and the Alhambra Mirror Maze are some of the other highlights of the Lucerne Glacier Garden.

Intended for

  • 6-10
  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Family
  • Group


Content: simple

Interactivity: active

Inside/outside: inside/outside


  • Geology
  • Ice age
  • Mining
  • Raw materials
  • Rocks
Erwachsene: 15.-
AHV/IV/Studierende: 12.-
Kinder (6-16): 8.-

Für Gruppen und Familien gelten reduzierte Eintrittspreise. Mehr Informationen dazu finden Sie auf der Homepage des Gletschergartens.
Anreise öffentlich: Ab Bahnhof Luzern: Bus Nr. 1 Richtung Maihof bis Haltestelle Löwenplatz. Ab Bahnhof Luzern: zu Fuss 20 Minuten (Seebrücke-Quai-Hofkirche- Löwenplatz)

Anreise individuell: Parkhäuser für PW: Löwencenter und Cityparking
1.4. - 31.10.: täglich 09.00 - 18.00 Uhr
1.11. - 31.3.: täglich 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Languages: English, German, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes