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THE GLACIER GARDEN WITH THE MIRROR MAZE IS OPEN.

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE BISTRO SALWIDELI REMAINS CLOSED.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT  CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS MAY CAUSE WAITING TIMES AT THE TICKET OFFICE AND AT INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTIONS. TO AVOID THESE, WE RECOMMEND A VISIT TO THE GLACIER GARDEN AT OFF-PEAK TIMES.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

In the Glacier Garden, you will embark on a journey into the mountains simultaneously with a journey through time. You discover the subtropical sandy beach of Lucerne and fly to the end of the Universe. You photograph yourself in front of a glacier that no longer exists and hike, as mule packers, across the Alps. Playfully you discover witnesses and wonders of the earth's history.   

On your journey, you are exposed to a wide variety of time dimensions: You encounter particles that are 300 or even 1000 million years old.  At the same time, you find yourself on the fossilized Lucerne seashore 20 million years before today and in the Ice Age 20’000 years ago. Finally, in the museum you dive into the 19th century and are introduced to the multifaceted family history of the Glacier Garden founders. Ultimately, in the mirror labyrinth, you encounter yourself and face your very personal and extremely brief presence on earth.

We hope you enjoy discovering hidden treasures, on your journey to the center of time.

travel through space and time

the new world of rocks -
get hold of earth history
estimated opening date: July 16, 2021

 

The new main attraction leads you through the actual original substance of the Glacier Garden: the sandy beach of Lucerne, hardened into rocks. In different cavities you will discover different geological eras. At the end of the stone walkway, a staircase and a lift lead from the boulder lake through the garden courtyard up to the romantic Sommerau with an Alps view.

 


stories of the lucerne sandstone

As soon as you enter the portal, the rock begins to tell its story and reveal its secrets - from the formation of the Lucerne sandstone on the seashore, to its unfolding into the Alpine Mountains, to its modeling by the glaciers of the Ice Age. With the support of lighting, projections and sound, you will feel part of the earth's history.


over the rooftops of lucerne

The adventure trail in the rock leads up to the Sommerau. Back outside, a view opens up over Lucerne all the way to the Alps. The idyllic piece of land of the Sommerau extends the historic park of the Glacier Garden.

From the platform "Alpenblick" you enjoy a beautiful view over the city of Lucerne to the mountains. A telescope becomes a time machine: look back to the primeval sea, to the folding of the Alps and to the Ice Ages. Calmly experience the hectic present and the future, in which our beloved mountains will be eroded again.

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