Luzern and Central Switzerland Sights

Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)

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

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

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."

Sight Information

Address:

Denkmalstr. 4, Luzern, Luzern, 6002, Switzerland

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Published 04/14/2015

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