Local History

Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) Lucerne. Photo: TES.

The old glacier in Lucerne

The old glacier in Lucerne was discovered in 1872 and is one of the city’s major attractions.

The history of this glacier began 20 million years ago when Lucernce was situated on the beaches of the sea.

The climate change came and the glacier is the result of the last ice age from 20 000-10 000 years ago.

After the global warming with periods of short fluctuations, the glacier dried up 10 000 years ago. The glacier shows a unique geological insight into the influences of weather, wind, rocks and climate (changes).

(Further information: www.gletschergarten.ch).