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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

A short walk from Lake Lucerne will take you to this monument. worth the short trip to visit this.It was not busy when we visited. Most people will not stay long but to take some pics. It is a quiet place. Restrooms!!!! yes!

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well to be honest is just that Lion but is very popular and must visit if you go. I will recomend to enter to the "museum" that is inside it. Is very nice and fun for families and kids, you will learn a lot about...More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lion Monument is a rock relief that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in the French Revolution. It is very impressive and free to visit, which makes it well worth the visit. The dying lion is impaled by a spear and the inscription...More

Thank basilpesto2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy access and solemness place of historical background. Rather recommend to visit before the noon due to shade!

Thank 용민 정
Reviewed 3 days ago

This sad monument to the killed Swiss mercenaries is often packed with tourists and groups, but if you can find a moment between groups, its quiet beauty and reflecting pool are worth the visit.

Thank MMMSebastopol
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much history behind this impressive monument. Reading about it beforehand will add the historic dimension to your visit. It's less than 10 minutes walk from the lake and totally worth visiting and spending half an hour there.

Thank Omar O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be sure to walk to the dying lion monument. Some history surrounding it - a quick visit on the outskirts of old town.

Thank marienjnj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice little area to visit. Beautiful carving. Late afternoon is best time for pictures. Try a cheese pie on your walk there. Will find them on many corners.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I never expected a stone monument to move me to tears, but the Gletschergarten Löwendenkmal brought a tear to my eye. It's an incredibly sad and moving rock relief carving that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. There's...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stunning monument the detail is amazing Go to the side to look at the features on his face so well done

Thank Wendy L
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Maurice M
How to get there from weinmarket?
8 July 2015|
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Angela J
How does one walk to the monument from the chapel bridge? It looks like the pathway in through or under the buildings?
14 May 2015|
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Response from Angela J |
Thank you!
Is it open throughout or is there any closing time?
28 March 2015|
Response from JulsSam |
The memorial is outside in a public garden so it is open throughout, and free.