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Address: Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 227 17 17
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SAD and Eerie

I think most people that visit will say it is very sad and solemn place there is a 'quiet' about the place and stone surroundings, I was glad to visit but glad to leave as well... read more

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think most people that visit will say it is very sad and solemn place there is a 'quiet' about the place and stone surroundings, I was glad to visit but glad to leave as well, leaves you quite emotional.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Lucerne before and seen this monument; only this time the crowds were absent because of the time of year. Picture taking was more pleasant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps a 10 minute walk up from the famous bridge. I originally thought it was going to be just a statue but it is much more dramatic carved out of the rock and in front of small pond. Quiet and solemn place. Sure its not one of those amazing sights but honestly worth a quick visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was designed as a memorial for the Swiss soldiers who lost their lives during the French Revolution. It's a very sad piece of art made of rock, hidden in the corner of the main road of Lucerne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First, let me say that the simple fact you are not charged a dime to see this magnificent piece of artwork is by itself amazing. I love the setting, the statue etched in the side of this stone wall right above a small pond is very tempting for any traveler to want to try and take professional photos. The history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sight in Lucerne the grandeur of the statue is a sight to behold a must see in Lucerne such a peaceful area also in mornings and late.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just one of those things that you should go see to appreciate and check the box. It's kinda hidden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful monument which is not at all commercialised and still has that originality. Not much to roam inside but this place has some great vibe. Must visit if you are in Luzern!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully carved majestic memorial. Bigger than I thought it would be. More impressive in person; photos do not do it justice. The sculpture overlooks a small pond, with several benches nearby. Ignore the tourists with selfie sticks, smiling with a dying lion. I saw tourists posing as if they were cats, with their arms outstretched, hands held up as paws.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see in Lucerne. It's a beautiful piece of art with history to it. It's really near to the Old Town of Lucerne. And nearby there's a cheese shop which sells extremely delicious freshly baked cheese pie, the shop's called Chas Barmettler. If you're there, try it out!

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