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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
+41 41 227 17 17
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The sculpture of the dying lion in central Lucerne was an unique attraction. Carved into an old limestone quarry the effect is striking. Apparently built as a monument to the Swiss guards who fought and died in the French Revolution. It is free to visit,...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The statue of the Dying Lion of Lucerne was poignant and heart touching. Currently there is a large painted mural describing the fight which was waged by 300 brave Swiss soldiers in an effort to protect the royalty during the French Revolution, which helps people...More

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful, but sad story with the history behind the sculpture. It depends on the person whether this is a must see sight!

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very sad and moving sculpture of a dying/crying lion, presented to Switzerland by the French, in gratitude for the sacrifice of the Swiss Guards who lost their lives protecting King Louis vi from revolutionaries. Beautifully executed in a lovely setting. Not to be missed!

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

NEver had heard about this particular attraction but well Worth the visit. Very Easy to find by can Get very crowded at times.

Thank caryn k
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the city/train station it is a very moving monument. I had read about the history before the trip. I was surprised to see the small park surrounded so closely by buildings but imagine it was quite different...More

2  Thank HalfpintNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought this would just be another monument but it is more impressive than your average monument as it is a lot bigger than expected. You cannot get near to it but as it is so big you do get good pictures. It is worth...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I just love this beautiful lion in the mountain. Our tour director told us about the history and it was just wonderful. The whole town is beautiful

1  Thank softballgirl3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at a walkable distance near Lucerne lake. The Dying Lion carving has done excellently in stone with a pond front. A marvellous art. The surrounding atmosphere is very peaceful. A must visit spot.

1  Thank vivek v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument was carved out of a sheer cliff in the city of Lucerne. It memorializes the Swiss Guards that were lost defending France in 1792. It's a beautiful work that draws thousands of people to the site. It's free and it's located just off...More

2  Thank GPBurdell67
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Lisa H
10 September 2017|
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Response from J_travelB | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost (just to use the washroom there ;) )
Maurice M
8 July 2015|
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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Thank you!