Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument


Member Rating 2 out of 5 by kimca on March 12, 2001

The Dying Lion of Lucerne is one of its most important monuments. In fact, Mark Twain called it "the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world."

It was carved into natural rock (sandstone) to commemorate the Swiss that had died in the French Revolution in 1792. If you look closely at the Lion's face, you will notice an incredibly sad expression.
Under it is a small pond and flowers and plants grow around the area in abundance. Due to the pond, you will not be able to go right up to it.

It is a very beautiful sculpture, very detailed and realistic. It also fits in well with its surroundings and makes for a very natural setting.

You can walk to the monument very easily from the city center or from the covered bridges. Its located northeast of Lowenplatz and it not hard to find.

Lucerne Lion Monument
Denkmalstrasse 4
Lucerne, Switzerland

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