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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 3 days ago

In order to get to the Dying Lion monument, you can take a short bus ride from the bus terminal and get off the lion monument stop. You enter a side street from the main road towards the road where the monument is located. Alternative...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful place to visit. Sadly when we were there is was being cleaned, but still very moving to see. It is much larger than I expected from the picture. Involves a lovely walk to get there, great spot to sit and have a rest.

Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were visiting Lucerne and our tour guide took us here before going to the hotel. Very nice sculpture into the rock. He had a lot of history on the man who did the carving including the boat behind the lion. The toilets were free...More

Thank VanHalenII
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth seeing and a very powerful piece of sculpture. It is only a short walk from the quayside so it just takes 30 minutes out of your day. There is a archaeological site beside it which you can visit to the cost of 15 francs....More

Thank George S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A stunning monument. You cannot help but be moved by the dying lion. It is a sombre reminder of conflict.

Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 6 days ago

nice monument, well built. however the place may be more well kept for a city where almost everything is kept beautifully.

Thank rmk5515
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a monument to the mercenary soldiers of Switzerland who lost their lives helping King Lous XV1 during the French reverlution. The guides tell the story with feeling.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see. But good, cool and serene place to stop, relax, photo shoot and things like that. Lion is beautiful.

Thank uttiyam
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture of the dying lion in central Lucerne was an unique attraction. Carved into an old limestone quarry the effect is striking. Apparently built as a monument to the Swiss guards who fought and died in the French Revolution. It is free to visit,...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The statue of the Dying Lion of Lucerne was poignant and heart touching. Currently there is a large painted mural describing the fight which was waged by 300 brave Swiss soldiers in an effort to protect the royalty during the French Revolution, which helps people...More

Thank Melody S
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Lisa H
10 September 2017|
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Response from J_travelB | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost (just to use the washroom there ;) )
Maurice M
8 July 2015|
Response from Heinz G | Reviewed this property |
You go up to the Rathausplatz, than turn right to the Weggisgasse. Go right along this street. Go straight on to the Hertensteinstrasse to the Löwenplatz. Cross this place and go short left, 30 sec.
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Angela J
15 May 2015|
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Thank you!