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Glacier Garden / Lion Monument Lucerne


Glacier Garden / Lion Monument LucerneLocation : Luzern

At the heart of Switzerland is Lucerne and at the heart of Lucerne is Glacier Garden. It is an outstanding natural monument with glacial potholes witnessing the last Ice age of some 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Fossilized shells and palm leaves show that some 20 million years ago, Lucerne was a subtropical beach. It is a major tourist attraction and offers an escape from the busy Lucerne life. Just a few steps away you find the sculpture of “The dying Lion of Lucerne “which is designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the memory o heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792 in Paris, France. According to the American writer Mark Twain it is the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. The museum houses the oldest relief map of Switzerland, a historical model of the city and fun hall of mirrors. The opening hours of Museum from April to October is 9 am to 8pm where as from November to March is from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Glacier Garden / Lion Monument Lucerne Nostalgic paddle steamers on Lake Lucerne
Zoo Goldau Picasso Museum Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transport and Communication Lucerne From Stans to Mt. Stanserhorn by funicular
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach The Swiss Way/The Rütli Meadow Brunnen

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