Current renovations within the vicinity of the monument do not detract from the aura of the location.
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This is a must see attraction that is free but gets crowded! The Lion Sculpture is a symbol of the storming of the Tuileries Palace where 300 Swiss guards lost their lives protecting the French King Louis XVI in 1792!
This is a famous monument to the Swiss guards that died protecting the French Monarchs in the revolution. It is easy to get to and view. The monument is very well sculpted.
Do yourself a favour and find out the history behind this monument before visiting. As you walk around town you will see plenty of flags with lions on them. When you know the history the significance is quite emotional when viewing this. Easy to walk...More
A few minutes stop at the Lion will set the tempo for your day. Find somebody to tell you the historical significance of the dying lion, if you're not on a guided tour. You can clearly see the arrow sticking in his carcass.
We were fortunate to visit when few others around. Very serene place and one I will remember for a long time. Had research the monument beforehand but still blown away by the size and sheer quality of the stonework. Situated in the centre of Lucerne...More
This is a very impressive site better than I had expected. The tours, however, were so distractive that I could not fully appreciate it. No one's fault really. I was happy that it did not require any climbing or stairs.