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Lion Monument

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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lion Monument is amazing and the story is interesting as well. Worth the hike off the main sections to see it but I would not recommend the glacier museum. Save your time and money unless you have a lot of both.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PhilM443
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is within walking distance from Chapel Bridge. The monument is to commemorate the fighting of Swiss Guard to protect King of France in French Revolution. It's free and worth for taking photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ucartech
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dying Lion monument is definitely worth seeing when in Lucerne. It is beautifully carved and his mane, nose and tooth are particularly detailed. It is set behind a lake so you can only view from a distance, but its impact is great - the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HBB85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must-see place in Lucern. Dying lion monument is really impressive. It is hidden in the garden in the center of Lucern.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TuristaFeliceAM
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is a spectacular and poignant. I've never seen a monument carved into a cliff/rock face before, and it was particularly moving. It is also a well shaded spot, and nice for a little rest.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sassbrydon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seemed like a nice monument until the story with the connection of this town to the French Revolution. Then this place became sombre and sad. Well worth seeing and hearing the story.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vivie313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been sightseeing Luzern and the Lion was on the map. Yes, it’s huge. But not something you shouldn’t miss. Yes, M. Twain said... Well, maybe only if you understand the meaning of the monument. I rather appreciate the artistic value. Which didn’t impress me.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tončica P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the many reviews read prior to our visit, we were glad we did take time to visit this monument. The sculpture was beautifully carved & rather moving especially looking into the details (broken spearhead, suppressed shield). Very symbolic indeed. The Glacier Garden is literally...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StrictlyOurOpinion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard of the monument from several people we met at our hotel and some of our guides. We are so glad we took the time to go see it. The monument is just beautiful and upon hearing the history behind we just stood in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward 'Ned' H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very short and enjoyable walk from old city. It is an amazing monument carved out of stone with a reflecting pool below it. Places to sit to be contemplative.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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.
8 July 2015|
Response from HeinzG331 | 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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Thank you!