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Our tours are tailored to the various wishes and interests of our visitors. The tours are offered in German, English, French or Italian.

General tour

This tour is intended for the interested general public and for school classes. It starts at the Lion Monument and explains the main attractions of the Glacier Garden. The commentary focuses on glacier potholes, the growth and melting of a glacier, the formation of the Alps and the Lucerne seashore, as well as the history of the Glacier Garden and of tourism in Lucerne. Upon request, further objects in the museum can be included, such as the famous relief of Central Switzerland by Franz Ludwig Pfyffer.

Marie Amrein-Troller

This theatrical tour recounts the story of the wife and then widow of the Glacier Garden's founder, who died in 1881 at a young age. Thanks to her tenacity and sense of innovation, the museum survived. Marie Amrein-Troller herself tells the story of how she managed the Glacier Garden and expanded the museum over four decades.

Ice ages and hot ages

Hot and cold periods have alternated continuously throughout Earth's history. The Glacier Garden with its potholes and fossilised palm fronds is impressive proof of this. This special tour is intended for groups who are interested in questions regarding climate change, both historical and current.

Peak tour

This tour highlights the historical landscape reliefs in the Glacier Garden - the relief of Central Switzerland by Franz Ludwig von Pfyffer, the Gotthard relief by Xaver Imfeld and the Muotatal relief. In addition, the latest in relief technology is presented.

Xaver Imfeld

This tour focusses on Xaver Imfeld (1853–1909), the most famous alpine topographer of the 19th century. The tour follows the impact that Imfeld had in the Glacier Garden, showing his landscape reliefs, his maps, and what is probably his only diorama - that of the Gorner Glacier by Zermatt (VS).



Dauer: 45 Minuten 
Preis: CHF 135.–


spezialführung ins berginnern

Ausgestattet mit Helm, Weste und Stiefeln erleben Sie auf dieser exklusiven Führung die Felsenwelt des Gletschergarten bereits vor der Neueröffnung.

Pro Gruppe bis 25 Personen


Dauer: 45 Minuten 
Preis:  CHF 1'500.–


Gletschergarten Luzern
Denkmalstrasse 4 
6006 Luzern

Telephone 041 410 43 40

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You will find information about opening times and directions here.

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For decades the Glacier Garden, situated right next to the famous Lion Monument, has been a very popular destination for school excursions. We will be pleased to assist you in organising your own excursion to Lucerne.

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access is
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The Glacier Garden is partially accessible to wheelchairs. You will find detailed information here.

The following are accessible to wheelchairs:

- Large pothole
- Glacier Museum
- Million Year Show 
- Ground floor of the museum
- Mirror Maze 
- Summer terrace with shop

The other installations have many stairs and are not accessible to wheelchairs. The wheelchair access will be opened for you upon request at the entrance.

Ticket prices

Adults CHF 7.50
Children CHF 4.–
Assistants CHF 7.50

More information for the handicapped who are interested in culture at:
Telephone 041 410 43 40