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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 2 days ago

Current renovations within the vicinity of the monument do not detract from the aura of the location.

1  Thank wwyattds
Reviewed 3 days ago

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!

1  Thank Tranquillo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another symbol of Luzern like the Chapel Bridge. Both are free and open to the public. But I prefer this one. The artistry of the majestic animal's death is hard to beat.

Thank williambA2447DF
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Farquharmarl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked the extra 10 minutes to see this and so glad we did! Was a magical place ! Definitely worth a visit

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is bit crowded.The water in front of the monument is very gud with a nice color.Around this place u can do shopping.Especially the cuckoo clock can be bought here.

Thank travel_diary_review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank beetcanner
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank gil014
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Angela J
15 May 2015|
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Response from Angela J |
Thank you!
28 March 2015|
Response from JulsSam |
The memorial is outside in a public garden so it is open throughout, and free.