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May 1, 2023: 150 years glacier garden

official anniversary celebration

A 150-year anniversary is not something we take for granted. That's why we're celebrating our birthday on May 1.

The Gletschergarten will be closed to the public on that day.

Thank you for your understanding.

Travelers Choice

Each year, Tripadvisor recognizes businesses that consistently provide excellent experiences for their customers with a TRAVELERS CHOICE AWARD. This year, the Gletschergarten Luzern is also one of them! This means that the Gletschergarten has received positive reviews and overall ratings on Tripadvisor over the past year.

The Gletschergarten is therefore one of the most popular 10% sights worldwide!

Many thanks to everyone who has rated us and will continue to rate the Gletschergarten in the future.

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With the opening of the Sandstone Pavilion on June 21, the renovation of the Glacier Garden is finished. The angular pavilion is not a building, but an overturned boulder partially constructed with sandstone from the Glacier Garden.

In this Sandstone Pavilion, a 13-minute film explains the Glacier Garden and shows the climate, geology and tourism history of Central Switzerland.

In the adjacent room, the first special exhibition conveys exciting impressions of the spectacular "MOSAiC Expedition Arctic".

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Arctic exhibition

The exhibition on the international MOSAiC expedition of the Alfred Wegener Institute shows both the Arctic nature threatened by climate change and the people who spent time in one of the most hostile zones on Earth during the polar night and polar day in 2019/2020.

The exhibition of photographs and objects from the largest research expedition of all time sheds light on the participants and their extremely demanding work, whether as researchers or as part of the crew.

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The new felsenwelt

The century construction is complete and open to Glacier Garden visitors.

As soon as you enter the imposing entrance 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 and into the future.

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newly designed, the Sommerau

The winding passage through the Lucerne sandstone inside the earth leads up to the Sommerau. Back in daylight, visitors can enjoy a view over Lucerne all the way to the Alps. The idyllic piece of land of the Sommerau extends the historic park of the Glacier Garden.

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