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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The dying lion is a tribute to Swiss soldiers. It is much larger than you would expect and beautifully crafted. The surrounding pond make for a quiet ambiance in spite of the constant coming and going of tourists. Being just a few minutes from the centre it can easily be combined with a walk to the old city wall or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Interesting monument to visit. It is a short walk from the town centre and is easy to get to. Found it bigger than expected

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I'm amazed at some of the comments that advise people to take a miss. Seeing the monument was one of the highlights of my trip to Lucerne. Believe Mark Twain called it, "The most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world." We were there on an rainy Sunday morning in December. Very quiet, not a lot of tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

this was an unexpected pleasure. It is huge and although you only need a few minutes to look at it, if that's all you have it is well worth it. there is also a great museum next doo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After hearing about the story behind it, the monument meant so much more than just a ‘carved out piece of rock’. The pictures do not do this place justice! There is just something about it that I cant quite put my finger on. The lion’s facial expression exudes emotion that hits me hard, right in the gut. The lake in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is something that you must see when you are in Lucerne. My friends were not really wanting to go and see the Dying Lion Monument, but once we got there, everyone agreed that they were happy that I had pushed for it! It's a moving monument that is truly a work of art. It doesn't take long, isn't far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I can't imagine going to Lucern and not seeing the Lion. The carving is amazing and I cannot only see the pain on the Lion's face but I can fit it as well. I could have spent an hour just sitting, relaxing and taking in the monument. Take advantage of the benches there and stay a while. If your staying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I guess we had to go and visit it once , but if we ever visit Lucerne again, we can give it a miss.. The history is good to know and read but the monument was bit of anti-climax..The best part was the walk from the station to the monument through Lucerne city and enjoy the shops on the way..

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