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Löwendenkmal

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Michel
Michel
July 21, 2012
The Lion Monument is a sculpture in Lucerne. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
Anton & Myronne
Anton & Myronne
June 4, 2016
Most visitors of Luzern go to see the iconic Lion Monument, which is not so strange considering its beauty, history and importance to the city. However it also means there are usually quite a lot of tourists there taking photos. It is worth it nonetheless.
Ravena
Ravena
February 7, 2017
It's normally a little crowed, but it's just beautiful!
Esther
Esther
March 18, 2016
Beautiful monument, worth to check out. Close by there is a little coffee place called Alpineum.
Ping
Ping
July 21, 2017
The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the…
Cecilie
Cecilie
June 28, 2017
The popular lion monoment.
Rainer
Rainer
May 13, 2018
Memorial in the stone with a little lake
Viki
Viki
May 30, 2017
Lovely in the early morning or late evening when there are no crowds!
Beat & Mirj
Beat & Mirj
May 9, 2018
Is a impressive rock relief that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution.
Thomas
Thomas
January 6, 2017
The Lion is Lucerne's main city symbol after "Kapellbrücke". It's a silent spot to enjoy. Don't miss to throw a coin backwards over your shoulder into the little water-fountain. Nearby there is the museum of glacers, called "Gletschergarden", with it's well located "vista point" on the tower.

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Location
Luzern, LU 6006