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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Lucerne
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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Bangalore, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of best sculptures I have seen with great emotions of a Lion in pain. And you can see the reflection of the Lion in the pond in front of it.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The monument was crafted very carefully & it is awesome . Although there was not much people there when i visited .

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Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This poignant monument captures an important moment in history and provides a cool respite from the hustle of the city streets.

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Aviano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I loved the lion. Very busy even at 0830 in the morning in the rain. next door is the glacier museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Lucerne without stopping at the Lion Monument. This is an incredible sculpture. Tip: go very early to miss the bus loads of tourists.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was tucked away in the backstreets but relatively easy to find. What a beautifully chiselled and moving monument! Didn't expect it to be so large.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The monument to commemorate the death of Swiss soldiers. The lion with the sad face and the dagger on his body is quite apt method to depict the agony the war brings on both sides.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

...you should really visit the Lion Memorial (Lowendenkmal). You can not tell friends back home that you were in Lucerne and didn't have time to see the Lowendenkmal! Despite road signs pointing you in the direction of the "Lowendenkmal" it can be slightly challenging to find if arriving by car. For you non walkers (car drivers) follow the main road... More

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a unique example of a memorial and to the Swiss Guards is unique. Well worth a visit and not too far from the Old Town.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Without the crowds, it's an incredibly moving work. Try to visit very early in the day or very late.

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