Lowendenkmal, Lucerne Overview

L_wendenkmal is a famous carving of a dying lion onto a rock by Bertel Thorvaldsen. This is located in a park in Loewenplatz.

This famous carving of a dying lion was carved by Thorwaldsen in 1820. It was meant to commemorate the lives lost of more than 800 soldiers and 26 officers of the Swiss guard, who were massacred while defending King Louis XVI during the attack on Tuileries in the French revolution of 1972.

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