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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Lucerne
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: The famous carving of a dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen is in a small park just off Loewenplatz.  The carving was made to commemorate more than 600... more »
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Chambery, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You cannot leave Luzern without visiting the lion, but be aware that everyone else will be going there too, especially in high-season. It is free to visit, but the gardens adjacent are paying. I could not find a panel explaining what it was about, so you will need a guide book or a tour guide!

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Orpinton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Carved directly out of the rock face ,it is outstanding .It can easily be found and is in easy walking distance from most places in Lucerne

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It is easy to get to and you only need to spend maybe 15 minutes here, but it is well worth the visit. This ancient sculpture, in the side of a stone wall, is very impressive, with all the fine details.

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malacca, malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautifully carved out of the side of a rock formation. Shows a large sized Lion dying, symbolising the sacrifice of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. It is located just a short distance from the Chapel Bridge at Lucerne.

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Lakehurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This majestic monument is a one of a kind! Definitely take the time to stop and see it when you visit Lucerne. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France.

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KNOXVILLE, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This large sculpture of a dying lion carved into a cliff face is dedicated to the Swiss mercenaries executed defending the French King during the French Revolution. It's free and worth the walk.

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful sight, free to access, and will leave you wondering how exactly they managed to carve it, given its location. Go see!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very moving, carved into the side of the mountain (or wall) in a cemetery. Quite large and impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we took the 10 euro each tram with earpiece guided tour on a small tram/train. we just got a quick peek at the lion. We went back for a look, it was quite impressive. You do need to find out the story of the wounded lion.

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Margao, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A nice place to visit. Place is very calm and as you come out you see the busy street. Nice to get some souvenir

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