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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

You can't go to Lucerne and skip the Lion Monument. It's beautiful and the story behind it makes it even more so. The mortally wounded lion's expression is something to behold. They dying lion lies upon symbols of the French monarchy and the inscription refers to the Siss Guardsmen wo were killed in the French Revolution. The water in front of the monument is beautiful and the lion can be seen just above. This was very moving.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

During the city tour of Lucern,visited this historic Lion monument which is a commemoration of the Swiss guards.The statue of the dying lion sculpted & cut out of the single rock is nothing less than amazing.The beautiful landscape around and the pool beneath adds to the attraction of the place.I spent a good 30 minutes capturing some good photos of this famous place.To top it all, the visit to this place does not have any entrance fees for the visitors.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Not much to say or maybe I’m not sure how to say it. But this was a beautiful monument of a dying lion, very symbolic of Swiss bravey & apparently build to commemorate all the Swiss soliders who died during the French revolution protecting Marie Antoinette & co. Apaprently Mark Twain has praised it as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world." The lion’s expression is very heartfelt, wounded & you see it’s suffering, it’s reflections/inner ‘thoughts’ are open to interpretation. Nice small lake in front of the statue which a guide had earlier told us was often filled with salt in winter months to prevent it freezing into a frozen surface which people can use to approach the lion & touch it. Some Asians had gathered around laughing & posing & spending too much time taking photos [of themselves] so unfortunately be prepared that as is often the case with things like this, many around you don’t understand what it’s all about. It is a walk into the old town & signage will generally guide you there. It’s worth seeing.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

The most peaceful park I have ever been to. The statue is majestic and a real tribute to such bravery of the Swiss soldiers who list their lives. You cannot believe how large the monument is, as it almost takes up the whole of the rock face. Just walk from the train station over the bridge, continue around the beautiful lake on the left hand side and watch for the signs. It takes roughly fifteen minutes to get there.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We went in the afternoon just as the sun was about to set and somehow, it added to the over-all somber atmosphere of the place. The scene was breathtaking, you can read from every detail of the story behind the monument, the strength, pride, suffering, sadness and finally, acceptance. Truly a masterpiece.
However, beware of mosquitoes.

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