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Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
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So much history

This hidden gem was found as part of our tour This lion holds so much history and love for those soldiers that lost their lives in war Pat on the back for the sculptor you did an... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hidden gem was found as part of our tour This lion holds so much history and love for those soldiers that lost their lives in war Pat on the back for the sculptor you did an amazing job

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was a pretty interesting sculpture. it was carved right into the face of a rock face. next to it is a cool glacier museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to sit and reflect on sacrifices which were made by the Swiss. A little off the tourist trail, it is worth the effort to locate this quiet haven. Being one of the world's most seen monuments, I recommend to go early for a peaceful experience. Luzern itself is a magical city and if you visit, be sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lion of Lucerne is a rock relief carving that attracts probably every tourist visiting the city. While impressive, it is more meaningful to view knowing this sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion was hewn in 1820–21 to commemorate the Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution, and that Mark Twain praised it as "the most mournful and moving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop off the local bus route. Only about 3 minute walk from closest bus stop and you can get in and out rather quickly. It's worth stopping by and paying respects to the fallen and wounded soldiers. It's much bigger than you think it would be from photos. There were large groups arriving as we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inspired place. It can give you a sense about how the locals are thinking regarding their history. Arriving to the monument is through the old city of Luzerne, it's neroew streets and it's unique shops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is located just outside of the Gletscher museum and flocked with tourists, even on a cold winter day. Definitely visit this wonderful sculpture and take your tourist photos but no need to spend too much time here with all of the other beautiful scenery that Lucerne has to offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-visit if you are in Luzern. Get there in the early dawn or dusk to avoid the many tourist groups. Novelist Mark Twain (of Huckleberry Finn fame) described the monument as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” With the dedication "Helvetiorum fidei ac virtuti", the sculpture commemorates the mercenary Swiss soldiers who laid down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit the lion monument as it is a "tourist must" expecting to find simply a lion carving. We were pleasantly surprised at how large and impressive the carving was - depicted in the stone of the cliff. Absolutely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Löwendenkmal (I love that the literal English translation of the German word 'denkmal' would be 'think time') is just a short walk from Lake Lucerne and the Old Town centre. It commemorates Swiss mercenaries killed in the service of Louis XVI during the French Revolution, so you would think that it's impact would be as removed in emotion as... More 

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