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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Lion of Lucerne is a must-see in the beautiful Swiss city of Lucerne. The monument was completed in 1821 as a commemoration for Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris in 1792. The sculpture was designed by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and produced by Lukas Ahorn from southern Germany.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Apart from its historical importance what attracts about this monument is the life-alike sculpture of the Dying Lion. A fantastic monument indeed but the surroundings being crowded and dirty you would not want to linger here for a longer time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a free attraction, easy to walk to if you are staying in the old town district. However, the adjacent attractions are not free so be aware.

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Guelph Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

An interesting piece of history about the swiss guards and there bravery protecting King Louis. Nice peaceful place an easy walk from the centre of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A must see attraction when visiting Lucerne. The sculpture commemorates the slaughter of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. Before you visit the monument, read up on the history behind the sculpture. You will come away with an appreciation of the bravery of the Swiss Guard. I found it to be a moving experience. There is no charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

a very somber monument with great history. Well worth the look. Only require 30 mins and it's not for from Lucerne central

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Lion Monument commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The mortally wounded lion represents how the swiss guards fought till their last breath. Its a quiet little place which definitely deserves a quick visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The monument is moving, well worth the visit! It is located in a cute little garden where there is a small lake and benches. Immediately on one side you have the entrace of the Glacier garden. In order to get there, just follow the signs that are placed well around the city center and also in front of the Hof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a must see while in Luzern if you are near the Hof Church - it is a bit hidden away but just ask around and you will find it - 5 minutes is all you need - it will be a very moving experience to see this hand carved huge monument made in honour of the many Swiss... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The lion monument/museum was just a short walk away. It was a bit difficult to find at first (no signs in English) but somehow managed to follow the lion photo! Didn't think much of it but it is considered one of the things to be seen in Luzern! :)

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