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Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 041-227-17-17
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While carved from stone this sculpture embodies the flesh and blood of a dying lion. The expression on his face brought me to tears. A must see in Lucerne

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While carved from stone this sculpture embodies the flesh and blood of a dying lion. The expression on his face brought me to tears. A must see in Lucerne

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monument is much bigger than I thought. It sculpted into the stone wall, beautiful green pond of water reflect it. Go when it is quiet, if possible. Let it sink in to your heart - feel the meaning of it. I think the perception is widely depends on state of mind - I loved it. I felt the sorrow... More 

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you happen to be in lucerne ,then one can visit the place.A monument of huge lion(like narnia) is there

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spellbound after seeing the minute details sculptured in stone. Pain in the eyes of a dying lion with the spear was apt homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument is a statue of a lion with a water body infront and few seating arrangement. Nothing extraordinary about it. Can give it a miss if in a hurry.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carved out of a sheer sandstone face, this sculpture honors Swiss guards who died defending Louis XVI of France. Simply done, but impressive. Doesn't require a large amount of time to visit.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In amongst the backstreets to the north of the town centre, this is a monument to the Swiss Guard killed in the French Revolution in 1789. It's a pretty spectacular statue carved into a cliff wall with a spring in front of it, the water preventing vandals getting to it to deface it ( if they have such things in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get the information on the history of the memorial and the sculpure will realy get to you and make more sense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had seen numerous pictures of the carving but for some reason they are always close up, it is the setting that adds to the beauty of the carving so don't miss seeing this monument in person. Even with people crowded all around the annoying selfie sticks it still seems intimate and beautiful. read the history behind the monument before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Build by Danish sculpture artist Bertel Thorvaldsen in the early 1800's, this is a small piece of Danish design in Luzern. Erected to commemorate the appx. 700 Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution in 1792, when defending the King. Close to the pier and train station, making it an ideal stop on a Luzern walk...

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