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Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Beautiful statue

historic statue worth the short walk from the Lake. Commemorates the death of the Swiss Guards who were protecting the French Monarchy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

historic statue worth the short walk from the Lake. Commemorates the death of the Swiss Guards who were protecting the French Monarchy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Just around the corner from the main shopping strip. There is a museum up the road to see as well for a fee, but you can just skip and come here for some peace and quiet if your lucky.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is about 10 minutes wal from centre of the town. A must to see attraction in the town. A lion image is carved on the wall of small hill. I loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Being a free sight and a quick ten minute walk from the center of town, the lion is not to be missed. I was lucky to catch it on a quiet day in March, and was able to spend a few minutes alone in reflection. The lion is huge and seemingly carved into the hillside, and is much grander than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Luzern. The size and the setting will surprise you. The heartfelt skill displayed in this sculpture is moving. Mark Twain got it right about this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

I will recommend anyone to visit this place at night. I couldn't use one world to describe my feeling. I wanted to gently pat the lion. Sad and beautiful. I did visit it during the day as well, it was very nice too. But the power of sadness is stronger in the dark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You can net ignore this monument, and you'll remember it many days after visiting Lucerne. Very touching. There were obviously even more tragic events in the history, but due to this memorial monument, you will remember the tragedy of the Swiss mercenaries guards of a French dictator forever.... worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It only takes a few minutes to stop by here, but the experience is touching. The lion carved into the mountainside is remarkable and his expression is heartbreaking. A beautiful tribute to the brave Swiss soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Take a few moments and walk up a side street to view this moving carving me moralizing the soldiers Swss soldiers who were massacred while protecting the royal family inParis during the French Revolution. One can't help but be moved by the intricasy in the carving of the dying iion's tortured face. Don't leave Lucerne without visiting this impressive Iandmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is well worth the 10 min walk from the railway station. The history behind the lion is well worth the read. and its a lovely place to take lots more photos.

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