"Lion Monument" L÷wendenkmal - Lion Monument Tip by colin_bramso
L÷wendenkmal - Lion Monument, Lucerne: 46 reviews and 69 photos
"The saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world"
I agree, it is the most moving experience to look at the sad face on the dying lion. It really is a remarkable piece of art, carved out of a solid sandstone cliff-face. The lion's face is unforgettable.
It commemorates more than 700 Swiss officers & soldiers who died defending the Tuileries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution in 1792. They believed that King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and their children were sheltering inside, when in fact they had been smuggled out.
The sculpture was carved in 1820/21 by Bertel Thorvaldsen, a Dane.
Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, 6002 Luzern,
Directions: To the right of Bucherer watch store on the waterfront take Alpenstrasse or L§wenstrasse to the L÷wenplatz, then along Denkmalstrasse. There are signs to the monument.
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