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Reviewed 2 days ago

By no means a must see, this monument is swarming with tourist groups with leaders talking about the monument so it is not a serene setting to enjoy. The story and sculpture are interesting from an historic perspective. If you have time stop for a few minutes, but it's not worth going out of your way.

Thank 298DickZ
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are no words to describe this moving Lion monument carved out of sandstone. It’s peaceful serene setting compounds the mournful story behind the mortally wounded lion which memorializes the Swiss guards who were killed trying to defend the Tuileries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution. There is no admission fee to see this monument. When in Lucerne absolutely do not miss this iconic carving.

Thank Mhcole17
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A hidden treasure. A lion craved in stone as a tribute to the Swiss guard who died during the French Revolution. Why go to Switzerland and miss it.

Thank Kathryn H
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Reviewed 6 days ago


Follow the line of people walking to this monument. You can't miss it, It takes your breath away on first glance.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There’s a beautiful pond in front of the monument and the whole atmosphere is really beautiful. We were here in the fall and the colors were absolutely beautiful. You should stop by and see it if you’re in Lucerne.

Thank nathanderave
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and look at this monument,. Its only a 5 minute walk from the Lake, its free, it tells a story.It's very poignant, very moving and well worth a visit. Carved out of the rock, I found it very sad but very interesting

Thank Christine c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting carving to look at whilst passing. The surrounding area is pleasant and full of nature. Would have been useful for more information about the significance of the monument to be provided for tourists.

Thank Nicola_E_3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile


This Monument celebrates the bravery of the Swiss guards who were massacred during the French revolution. It's a short walk within the city area and worthy of your time.

Thank gjb-6
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lion monument is hidden away just a 5 minute walk from the chapel bridge and lake Luzern but it is well worth seeking out.

A touching tribute to slain Swiss mercenaries it is quite a feet of snow work and set in quiet gardens has quite an impact.

A class act.

Thank Dewhura
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely worth the walk and search to find! Had to stop and ask 3 different locals for directions walking to it but it was well worth the effort. Connected to it was a glacier museum which was a pay for attraction but was free as part of our Swiss rail pass but after seeing the museum and hiking the surrounding area it is well worth the price of admission!

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