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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Reviewed today via mobile

Would not have found this without TripAdvisor! Wonderful and tranquil location to stop and reflect for a while.

Thank skphillipsss
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lion itself was a true piece of art. It was really impressive to see the details and I can only imagine the time it would have taken to make it! With that being said, I was somewhat disappointed with the atmosphere because there were...More

Thank lpmac57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great sculpture into the face of the wall. A short walk from where the tour left us on our own. Worth it.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Either time your visit to avoid the tour groups or zone them out. Walk fast or slow to time your arrival.

Thank born2travel15
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fresh water comping out of the natural stream is like a divine potion. One can make a wish by putting a coin here in the small pond.

Thank sandeepkumarindia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing sculpture and art form , a hidden gem in Lucerne, worth the visit. Go early to avoid the tour groups

Thank meghie2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can see the pain in the lion's face. The mood is somber even though there are a 100 and one tourists there! And, its free.

Thank mntanmama
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beauty and historical significance makes this monument worth the visit. And I feel at peace in the "secluded" atmosphere. That is, of course, if you get there before or after the tours invade the courtyard. My wife and teenage daughter saw it as a...More

Thank PrinceAlfred
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Especially when you consider its history. The role of Swiss soldiers in France is not always very well-known.

Thank FleurNastia
Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument, cut into a rock wall, is beautifully and sensitively done. It captures the sadness of the sacrifice made by Swiss Guards who were murdered during the revolution. In spite of the large number of tourists in what is a fairly small space, the...More

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Angela J
How does one walk to the monument from the chapel bridge? It looks like the pathway in through or under the buildings?
May 14, 2015|
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Response from Angela J |
Thank you!
Is it open throughout or is there any closing time?
March 28, 2015|
Response from JulsSam |
The memorial is outside in a public garden so it is open throughout, and free.