Lion Monument

We passed by the Old Swiss House and came to this place to watch the lion monument.

Known as a universal symbol of courage and strength, the lion was designed by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen and was hewn into the sandstone cliff between 1820 and 1821.

Depicting a dying lion with its paw poised over the shield bearing the fleur-de-lys of the Bourbon king, a broken lance pierces its heart, signifying its loyalty in protecting the shield to its death.



  1. beautiful but very sad piece of history.

  2. Made of stone, carved and set for eternity

  3. and this is one famous lion!! :)

  4. did anyone mention the story that the sculptor was refused payment for the work? in anger, he had carved out a sculpture of a pig. you can still see the outline in the picture, inside which the lion is resting.

  5. I believe the pig was because the French did not pay for the monument.


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