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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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+41 41 227 17 17
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is bigger than I expected and absolutely stunning. It is a short walk from town and is certainly worth a visit. There was no water as there was some restoration work being done but it didn't matter, it's a very moving piece. Definitely...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The monument is hewn out of solid rock in what was once an old quarry and is dedicated to the Swiss Guards who died during the French Revolution. It was designed by a Danish sculptor ( Bertel Thorvaldsen) and carved by a German ( Lucas...More

Thank M V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a beautiful monument. With a little help we were able to walk to the monument, and it was definitely worth the effort. It's in such a peaceful setting. Very tranquil and relaxing. What a beautiful tribute to Switzerland's fallen soldiers.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We almost skipped this monument and thank goodness we didn’t. Its very moving (and we saw it with no water and being restored by a worker). Still it was so breathtaking I managed to ignore all that. It was about 3 times larger than I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Long walk from the center of the Old Town. It is interesting and there is a souvenir shop on one side of the exhibit.

Thank MinnesotaRandy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It depicts what happened in 1820. Death, martyrdom, pain of defeat and mass killing is well expressed by curator . And you can share the pain, tears, blood drops with the dying lion; waiting for end to life. But that central spot is the fact...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It will be best If you can get to this place at quiet time, maybe before 8 and after 4. It is powerful monument - somber but peaceful. I always spend some quiet time there.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The monument is not difficult to local with well pointed signage. However the vicinity is over crowded by souvenir shops. A stanch from the sewer is evident in the atmosphere that marred the otherwise beautiful monument.

Thank Michael Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk from most of old town and the main train station The Lion Statue is really interesting and impressive. Unfortunately while we were there the fountain in front of the Lion is under repair / construction.and of course the construction people decide to leave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time and maybe sit on the bench and look at the Lion. It is being worked on right now (restored) but still very visible. Best view is when the workman is on lunch. Maybe check out the Glacier Museum right there. Very worthwhile.

Thank Rick P
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Lisa H
10 September 2017|
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Response from aat1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Free. No charge unless you visit the museum within the grounds.
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Maurice M
8 July 2015|
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Response from Heinz G | Reviewed this property |
You go up to the Rathausplatz, than turn right to the Weggisgasse. Go right along this street. Go straight on to the Hertensteinstrasse to the Löwenplatz. Cross this place and go short left, 30 sec.
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Angela J
14 May 2015|
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