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The Lion of Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland, commemorates the Swiss guards who were massacred by French revolutionaries in Paris during the French Revolution 1792. Mark Twain praised the lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”

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The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn.

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Watch the Refreshing View of Switzerland with Stunning Mountain and Lake Scenery

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Dying Lion Monument / Lucerne, Switzerland. A giant lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock serves as a memorial for the soldiers from Switzerland who lost their lives during the French Revolution.

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The Lion Monument at Mount Pilatus - I have photos from when I was there, but I need to go back with my family.

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Lion Monument «The dying Lion of Lucerne» is one of the world's most famous monuments. It was carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic deaths of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792. Mark Twain described the Lion of Lucerne as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world.

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