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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 yesterday

Carved in the rock, it commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, in Paris. a must in Lucerne!

Thank AleAllegri
Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is beautiful and poignant...definitely worth a slight detour from the main tourist area to see.

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here at night and again in the day. Go in the day as it’s just too dark at night to appreciate it. Better make it an early stop as it starts to get pretty crowded once the tour buses starts arriving.

Thank FaizPiperdy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately our guide was dismal so I am sure we did nor appreciate as we should have . Was cold and raining in Dec. if we came in summer with a lot of other things to say it could be good.

Thank travellingon60
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument is a moving sculpture about the history of Lucerne. It is in a lovely park like area with a small water feature. It commemorates the deaths of loyal soldiers. Expect a crowd of people.

Thank moonstone0005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful monument carved into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry. Commemorates the death of mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the french king Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Our guide told us that the Swiss were...More

Thank bilbo42
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dying Lion commemorates the bravery and suffering of Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. Its a really poignant piece of work and is situated in an area that adds to it. I don't mean the nearby street, i mean hewn out of cliff...More

Thank Puttmans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited lucerne on a six-day trip that included Zürich Interlaken Bern and Saint Moritz This was a unusual sculpture cut into the mountain with exceptional detail And historical value

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here 3 times and somehow remembered the surrounds of the monument differently...it's right alongside a small street and overlooked by an apartment block, I remembered it being more 'remote', but it is about 20 years ago now! My last visit the small lake...More

Thank Anfield33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend reading up on history to appreciate monument. Pictures don’t do this monument justice. Bigger than I thought. We visited when it was dark on New Year’s Eve. There is no light to illuminate monument. Go during the day if you want better...More

Thank Rox-eJoy
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Lisa H
10 September 2017|
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Response from aat1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Free. No charge unless you visit the museum within the grounds.
Maurice M
8 July 2015|
Response from Heinz G | Reviewed this property |
You go up to the Rathausplatz, than turn right to the Weggisgasse. Go right along this street. Go straight on to the Hertensteinstrasse to the Löwenplatz. Cross this place and go short left, 30 sec.
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Angela J
15 May 2015|
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Thank you!