explore
our Historic
alpine park

The Glacier Garden is not only a magnificent park with alpine plants that were already growing in this area during the last Ice Age. It also has boulders, ancient stones, wooden huts, an observation tower and a fish pond, which is fed directly from the Gorner Glacier. This is a place where our visitors can relax and picnic in the midst of a historic park.

GLACIAL MILL MODEL

THE OUTDATED
SCIENTIFIC
MODEL FROM
1896

This model from 1896 demonstrates the first, original theory – long since disproven – of how glacier potholes were formed. Despite the fact that the model is outdated, it is worth maintaining as a document of scientific historical value. Potholes were formed by the force of the vortexing water, not by large rotating rocks as shown in the model.

ROCK-CLOCK WALK

SET OUT
ON AN EPIC
JOURNEY
THROUGH TIME 

On this walk, each individual step takes the visitor 3 million years further back in time. Leading from the glacier potholes up to the observation tower, there are 24 rocks placed according to their age that can be seen and touched. They take the visitor back to the Carboniferous Period, 300 million years ago.

OBSERVATION TOWER

Enjoy the
view from 
the highest
heights

The observation tower offers a fantastic view of the City of Lucerne and beyond to Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne countryside.

further MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS:

NATURAL MONUMENT

touch
the legacy
of the
ice age

The glacier potholes and boulders, as well as the fossilised seashells and palm fronds, lead directly into the prehistory of Lucerne's foothill landscape.


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SWISS HOUSE

EXPERIENCE
THE ALPINE
collection
of wonders

Where the founder of the Glacier Garden once lived, you will now find fascinating historical testimony about the prehistory of the Alps, as well as information on measuring them and their formation.


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MIRROR MAZE

WHO CAN
FIND THEIR
WAY OUT OF
THE MAZE?

The exotic Mirror Maze dates from the end of the 1800s and is an attraction from the early days of tourism that remains as fascinating as it is bewildering.


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