The Lion Monument is dedicated to the death of soldiers during the French revolution of 1792. Also known as Lowendenkmal, the monument is located close to Lowenplatz and is situated in a small parkland.
The structure was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Carved out of a rock of the nearby cliff, the monument shows a dying lion with a shield and a spear. The monument has an inscription below it that has the list of officers and soldiers who died during the war. It is believed that almost 760 soldiers were killed in the massacre and 350 had survived.
One can reach the sightseeing destination from the waterfront by reaching Alpenstrasse and going to the uphill side of the square. Mark Twain had called the symbolic homage to the Swiss mercenaries who died at the Tuileries as the ‘world's saddest and most moving piece of rock'.
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