VISIT
THE GARDEN
OF FROZEN
TIME


The Glacier Garden is 1 billion years old. It is 300 million years old. It is 25,000 and also only 150 years old. And it is still here, firmly in the present. It was formed out of the sandstone at the bottom of the primeval sea, was raised and folded and shaped by glaciers - to then be made use of by humans. The Glacier Garden is an elemental geological power and a unique tourist destination that narrates the creation, formation, and development of the Alps. Visitors come from Switzerland and all over the world. It is worth a visit for tourists, those interested in nature and history, families and school classes.

OPENING TIMES

WE ARE OPEN
FOR YOU
364 DAYS
A YEAR

Also on all Sundays and holidays.

April 1 to October 31, 9am – 6pm daily
November 1 to March 31, 10am – 5pm daily

Closed: Tuesday, February 12, 2019


TO TICKETS

GUIDED TOURS

CHOOSE
A TOPIC THAT
INTERESTS YOU

Our tours are tailored to the various wishes and interests of our visitors.

The tours are available in German, English, French and Italian.

Duration: 45–60 minutes
Price: CHF 135.–


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FOOD AND DRINK

IN CASE YOU
ARE IN
NEED OF
REFRESHMENT

In our shop you will find pizza, Flammkuchen, toasted sandwiches, hot dogs, sweets and drinks. The shop is open from Easter to the end of October.

We recommend the following restaurants near the Glacier Garden: 

Original and different: 
cafesowieso.ch

Cosy and well-tended: 
de-la-paix.ch

Original and quick:
restaurantcaravelle.ch

Young and fresh: 
hopfenkranz.ch

PICNIC

OR JUST
BRING
YOUR OWN 
PICNIC

For guests who bring their own picnic, there are tables and benches available on our beautiful terrace.

SHOP

TAKE
SOMETHING
TO REMEMBER
US BY

Our shop sells brochures, postcards, Glacier Garden souvenirs, shirts, minerals and fossils, as well as drinks and snacks. It is open from Easter till the end of October.

MEMO CARD GAME

Our Memo game, with its astonishing impressions of the Glacier Garden, will entice you to play and be amazed. The set, which includes 32 pairs of pictures, costs CHF 12.– and can be bought in the museum shop or ordered at: info@gletschergarten.ch.

ARRIVAL

IT’S THIS EASY
TO FIND US

The Glacier Garden is located directly next to the Lion Monument in the city of Lucerne.

ON FOOT: You will reach us in approx. 15 minutes from the railway station and the old town.

BY BUS: Take bus nos. 1, 19, 22 or 23 from the railway station to the Löwenplatz stop.

COACHES: Use the nearby Löwenplatz parking.

BY CAR: The closest parking garages are Cityparking and Löwencenter. 

GPS: lan: 478993 lon: 13004

Information ABOUT YOUR VISIT:

CHILDREN

JOIN THE
ANIMAL
TRACK
EXPEDITION

Our little visitors can follow the tracks of mammoths, ibex, dinosaurs and many other animals through the Glacier Garden. Information about the expedition is available at the museum's ticket desk.

SCHOOLS

WE OFFER
HISTORY
YOU CAN
TOUCH

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 school excursion to Lucerne.


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VISITORS WITH HANDICAPS

ACCESS IS
POSSIBLE
FOR ALMOST
EVERYONE

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

VISITORS IN WHEELCHAIRS
Adults CHF 7.50
Children CHF 4.–
Assistants CHF 7.50

More information for the handicapped who are interested in culture at:  www.zugangsmonitor.ch

info@gletschergarten.ch
Telephone 041 410 43 40