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"See The Lion Monument,..." Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument Tip by steventilly

Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument, Lucerne: 45 reviews and 68 photos

 
 

See <b>The Lion Monument</b>, sculpted out of the rock face as a memorial to the 760 Swiss mercenaries who died trying to defend Louis XVI of France at his palace at <b>The Tuilleries</b> in Paris in 1792.
Described (by Mark Twain, no less) as 'The saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world', this monument is both simple and stirring.

Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, 6002 Luzern,
Directions: Denkmalstrasse, uphill from the cathedral via Weystrasse.
Phone: +41 41 227 17 17
Website: http://www.luzern.com

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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