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Lion Monument

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Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 January 2006

This is most likely the most moving tribute I have ever seen. It commemorates the honor and loyalty of the Swiss Guards hired by the French Royalty for protection. When the crowds, during the French Revolution, stormed the palace the Swiss Guards fought to the...More

15  Thank Roving5268
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

The monument is moving, well worth the visit! It is located in a cute little garden where there is a small lake and benches. Immediately on one side you have the entrace of the Glacier garden. In order to get there, just follow the signs...More

3  Thank martinab381
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Reviewed yesterday

It was my second time there, the first time was in 2009 this time it was October 2018. Wow what a difference since then, this place was extremely crowded with tourist, jam packed is more like it. I couldn't wait to leave since I was...More

Thank eev e
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

That was really good that we can see such a historical attractions in lucern.I recommend walking in the old city till arriving there.

Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth seeing...its free and it is very well done. It is a picture worth taking, and it is not too long of a walk to get there!

Thank ttmayes
Reviewed 4 days ago

I so looked forward to seeing this touching work of art. It was not what I expected. It's actually quite small, in a busy shopping district, not the quiet and contemplative environment I had imagined. Maybe my expectations were too high. It's a lovely piece,...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The pig shaped den is quite visible. This is really not a long walk from old town as the maps suggested. Well worth the short walk. The changing leaves in the fall surrounded the monument. Very pretty

Thank jeffm645
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must-see if visiting Lucerne. Visit during the day as it is not lit at night.I wish that it was lit at night, it would be stunning.

Thank Connector51317055407
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an amazing monument to see. the sculpture of the lion was done with so much detail, Look close at the sculpture and you will se it is done in the shape of a pig. Lenend has it that the artist was not paid...More

Thank Donny W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This statue is carved into the rock face and above a pond, so looks very picturesque. The location is an easy walk from the centre of Luzern and is free! Lots of tourists visit this statue, so getting a good photo without people in it...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

By no means a must see, this monument is swarming with tourist groups with leaders talking about the monument so it is not a serene setting to enjoy. The story and sculpture are interesting from an historic perspective. If you have time stop for a...More

Thank 298DickZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are no words to describe this moving Lion monument carved out of sandstone. It’s peaceful serene setting compounds the mournful story behind the mortally wounded lion which memorializes the Swiss guards who were killed trying to defend the Tuileries Palace in Paris during the...More

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Lisa H
10 September 2017|
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Response from aat1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Free. No charge unless you visit the museum within the grounds.
8 July 2015|
Response from HeinzG331 | 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!