The Gletshcergarten houses a strip of rock bearing the scars (including huge potholes) inflicted on it by the glacier that slid over it...
Edouard Castres’ painstakingly detailed depiction of the Franco–Prussian War of 1870–71, a 1100-sq-metre circular painting of...
For a bird’s-eye view over Lucerne’s rooftops to the glittering lake and mountains beyond, wander the medieval ramparts. A walkway is...
With a steel-and-concrete minimalist design, Loft attracts young, glammed-up hipsters. DJs play Latin, hip-hop and urban sounds.
Our favourite Italian job, this family-run, retro-style paninoteca is a relaxed spot to refuel on yummy panini such as roast beef and...
Denkmalstrasse · interesting places nearby
Lion Monument information
By far the most touching of the 19th-century sights that lured so many British to Lucerne is the Lion Monument. Lukas Ahorn carved this 10m-long sculpture of a dying lion into the rock face in 1820 to commemorate Swiss soldiers who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Mark Twain once called it the ‘saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world’. For Narnia fans, it often evokes Aslan at the stone table.