We were visiting Lucerne and our tour guide took us here before going to the hotel. Very nice sculpture into the rock. He had a lot of history on the man who did the carving including the boat behind the lion. The toilets were free...More
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Worth seeing and a very powerful piece of sculpture. It is only a short walk from the quayside so it just takes 30 minutes out of your day. There is a archaeological site beside it which you can visit to the cost of 15 francs....More
This is a monument to the mercenary soldiers of Switzerland who lost their lives helping King Lous XV1 during the French reverlution. The guides tell the story with feeling.
The sculpture of the dying lion in central Lucerne was an unique attraction. Carved into an old limestone quarry the effect is striking. Apparently built as a monument to the Swiss guards who fought and died in the French Revolution. It is free to visit,...More
The statue of the Dying Lion of Lucerne was poignant and heart touching. Currently there is a large painted mural describing the fight which was waged by 300 brave Swiss soldiers in an effort to protect the royalty during the French Revolution, which helps people...More
A very sad and moving sculpture of a dying/crying lion, presented to Switzerland by the French, in gratitude for the sacrifice of the Swiss Guards who lost their lives protecting King Louis vi from revolutionaries. Beautifully executed in a lovely setting. Not to be missed!