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Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Very Moving Monument !!

The Lion Monument commemorates the massacre of the Swiss Guard, defending Louis XVI of France near Paris in 1792. The Monument, carved into rock, is set in a garden area about 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Lion Monument commemorates the massacre of the Swiss Guard, defending Louis XVI of France near Paris in 1792. The Monument, carved into rock, is set in a garden area about 10 minutes walk away from the famous Kapellbrucke in Lucerne. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was much bigger than we expected based on the pictures we had seen. Worth seeing as an additional sight as you walk around the Luzern lake and the old town of Luzern. It makes for a nice package day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What struck me was the size and detail of this amazing sculpture. It is an exquisite monument that people will get the most out of if they read about its history and meaning before visiting. The monument is only a short walk from the old town area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I really applaud the work of the artista behind this. The detail the emotions everything well captured...The only problem was too much crowd when we arrived. Couldnt click a very good picture of this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Lion Monument is an awesome sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland which was created to commemorate the Swiss guards who died during the French Revolution in 1792. The most touching depiction of this event is seen in that of the wounded lion whose contorted body lies just above a pond, carved into a sandstone cliff. on closer observation I was amazed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, this is on almost every tourist's list of spots to hit in Lucerne. There is a plaque which explains what the Lion sculpture commemorates, but there is not enough about it as a work of art, which is a shame since it is fairly moving. Right past the Lion is the Glacier Garden, which is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

LOL, I'm not sure if most people know this but if you look at just the outline border of the monument you will see that its a pig/hog. Apparently this was deliberately done by the artist as he/she was not paid for their services.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I lived in Lucerne for 2 years before visiting this monument. Tourists would often ask me where I could find it and I directed them, however I'd never seen it for myself. So one day I did and I was so impressed. It's much more impressive than I had thought and a great work or art and history. A great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I backpack through 31 countries in Europe and this was the most detailed and powerful statue I witnessed. You can feel the pain of the lion monument over the death of its Swiss Mercenaries. The statue sits above a small pond in the center of Lucerne. A must visit in Europe, especially in Switzerland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The dying lion, the name itself describes. The place so quiet and seesms like tourists are avoiding. It's a much see location.

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