The Fascinating Lion Monument Of Lucerne

Many have heard of the incredible statue of the Lion of Lucerne but few know of the stories behind the monument and what it stands for.

The beautiful sculpture of the lion is located in Lucerne, Switzerland and was built in 1820 by Lucas Ahorn and  Bertel Thorvaldsen.

It was meant to commemorate the deaths of the Swiss Guard that died during the French Revolution. The monument features a dying lion pierced by a spear while under it is shield with a symbol of the French monarchy and beside it is a shield with the symbol of the Swiss coat of arms.

However, what many people do not know is that the lion is placed within a small alcove which has the shape of a pig. This was done by the sculptor due to not being paid for his work. The creator of this incredible piece had a deep respect for the soldiers who died thus he did not want to damage the monument itself but still want to leave a message for the unfairness of his situation.

To this day, the monument remains the same. Let us know what you think of this tale fellow lazy penguins.

Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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Lion of Lucerne

Lion of Lucerne

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