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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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Reviewed yesterday

a lot of history here regarding medieval Swiss mercenaries, great for history lovers a very interesting monument

Thank Emperor Ned F
Reviewed yesterday

As you get to the monument you understand how big it is, I got all emotional watching it. Unless you are a photographer, or with a guide, you won't be there more than 15 minutes on your own, but it's well worth the visit. This...More

Thank Lilach_Gilboa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Is worth the walk up, just the other side of the river. Very interesting the history of the piece is incredible, carved out of the rock it sits in.

Thank Tina56Edw
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the sights to see in Lucerne. Carved into the side of a hill, the detail is spectacular. Well worth the short walk from downtown to see it.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The carving is a memorial to the Swiss guards who went back to Paris during the French Revolution to be fulfill their committing in the face of known danger.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in behind the Glacier Museum, this is a great carving and worthy of searching out. We were there later in the afternoon, and getting a perfect photo was a challenge with all the shadows.

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sculpture that was carved out of rock as a tribute to the Swiss mercenaries who fought in support of the French revolution. Quite beautiful!!

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan a few minutes to view and read the story to appreciate the valor honored by the carving. The story about the artist and the funding families was also interesting.

Thank TexKS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pictures do not do this monument justice. Its absolutely stunning. We were lucky enough to be there on a rainy day so there was no one by the monument. It gave us time to enjoy and reflect on its meaning.

Thank wagnerkarinl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the monument, but what we enjoyed more was the Glacier Park right next to it. We spend a couple hours there and really enjoyed it!

Thank Paul W
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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.
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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Response from Angela J |
Thank you!