The Gletschergarten 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 1100-sq-metre circular painting depicting the internment of French troops in Switzerland after...
SNG rents out boats and offers cheap 60-minute lake cruises (adult/child Sfr19/10).
Alphorns, cowbells, flag throwing, yodelling – name the Swiss cliché and you’ll find it at this tourist-oriented club with regular lunch...
This pint-sized Thai joint emphasises local organic produce in its generously portioned curries. If you can’t nab a table, order...
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.