Luzern and Central Switzerland Sights

Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)

  • Denkmalstr. 4 Map It
  • Luzern
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

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The Swiss guards who died defending Louis XVI of France at the Tuileries in Paris in 1792 are commemorated here. Designed by Danish sculptor Berthel Thorwaldsen and carved out of a sheer sandstone face by Lucas Ahorn of Konstanz, this 19th-century wonder is a simple, stirring image of a dying lion. The Latin inscription translates "To the bravery and fidelity of the Swiss."

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Denkmalstr. 4, Luzern, Luzern, 6002, Switzerland

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