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Lion Monument

Denkmalstrasse 4, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland

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About Lion Monument

The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.


Attractions near Lion Monument

Alpineum Museum0.07km from Lion Monument

A small museum located close to the Lion monument, the Alpineum can only be accessed through a gift shop. The museum has an old-world charm and offers yet another view of the spectacular country. There are also so many interesting things to see in and around this museum.

Hofkirche St. Leodegar0.39km from Lion Monument

St. Leodegar was founded in the mid-8th century, part of the monastery which in turn founded Lucerne. St. Leodegar's white stone interior is generously furnished with gilt statuary and altars. Ornate wooden pews comprise the south half of the sanctuary, while simpler wooden seats occupy the north, a reminder of an earlier time when wealthy and poor parishioners worshiped apart.

Chapel Bridge0.8km from Lion Monument

The Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique in containing a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world's oldest sur

Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre0.89km from Lion Monument

The Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre is located right on the shore of the stunning Lake Lucerne. There are 19 different areas for congresses, meetings, conferences and cultural events available in the building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. 500 national and international events in the fields of culture, business, science and education are held annually at KKL Luzern, and they delight around 500,000 visitors per year with their unique combination of culture, convention and cuisine

Jesuit Church, Lucerne0.99km from Lion Monument

Lucerne's Jesuit Church is the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the alps. First and foremost is an expression of the Catholic Church's 17th century struggle to regain spiritual leadership in the counter-reformation At the same time it does show, that the Catholics then refused to accept any discussion on major points of criticism by the protestant churches.

Spreuer Bridge0.99km from Lion Monument

The Spreuer Bridge is one of two extant covered wooden footbridges in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Besides the other preserved bridge, the Kapellbrücke, a third bridge of this type – the Hofbrücke – existed in Lucerne, but was demolished in the 19th century.

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The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.