Gletschergarten means glacier garden, and this Lucerne institution consists of three elements: a geological site formed by a glacier, a museum next door and a mirror maze dating from 1896. This quaint jumble of attractions is very 19th century, making this museum a museum piece in itself - an echo from a bygone era. The geological site is a set of deep funnels and channels worn into the bedrock by the glacier that once covered this area. Walk along the footbridges and read how these formations came into existence. The museum is housed in a building with Baroque, Renaissance and Biedermeier rooms, which are exquisite but not tied into a larger concept. The larger part of the exhibition consists of relief models of Switzerland and exhibits about glaciers, climate change and avalanches. The mirror maze finally is pure and simple 19th century fair-ground fun. But it still works, and children particularly love this part. Watch your nose!
Open 09:00 - 18:00, Nov - Mar 10:00 - 17:00.