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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This hadn't been in our "to do" plans; but glad we caught it! It's a moving tribute to military heroism.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The story behind the structure is amazing. The lion is carved in rocks but the story with it was made is really heart touching. The place is quite and quant but do.it early morning before the tourist buses arrive

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Nice old town, beautiful lakes and amazing lion structure nearby the prehistoric glacier park. A must visit when in Luzern

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San Francisco,cal.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

THE most agonizing face and all the feelings with it - show in this GLORIOUS LION statue.. WOW , amazing. DO !!! go in the early day , since so many tours and tourist arrive after 9AM.. Breath taking..! Did try to upload photo.. called it "prayer and peace " -- but was unable to..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Lucerne during a whirl wind tour of western Europe. We spent 2 days in Lucerne and I think it is the most beautiful city anywhere. We saw this Dying Lior of Lucerne and it is hard to believe it is cared out of stone. There is a large pool in front of the carving which reflects the beauty... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had never heard of the monument before our trip to Europe. The carving by craftsmen to honor the forefathers is simply amazing. Beautiful park like location.

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St. Ives, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You will stand with your mouth wide open at the sheer brilliance of the craftsmanship. The hours, months, years that it would have taken to The fine detail of the lion's coat is breathtaking. Set in a tranquil garden, a must see when visiting Lucerne

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Dying Lion monument in Lucerne is dedicated to the Swiss Guards who were killed during the French Revolution while protecting the Royal Family. It was carved out of sandstone on site in 1820-1821 and is 6m x 10m in size. The engraving over the top reads "Helvetiorum Fidei Ac Virtuti" which translates from the Latin as "To the Loyalty... More

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Took the tram there then walked down to old town. It's just a lion engraved in a stone, took pics n left.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

An impressive memorial to a time in history. A skilled carving that will last for a long long time. I was grateful that our tour director saw fit to include it in our schedule.

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