Pomnik Flisaka
Pomnik Flisaka
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We saw this statue at the Old Town Square but didn't know it had any significance as it looked a bit plain to us. Some man was taking lots of photos but we didn't bother.
Written 24 July 2022
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland16,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The statue of a raftsman in Toruń is a kind of fountain, crowned with a statue of a raftsman playing the violin.
Monument is located in the area of the Old Town Complex, in the western part of the Old Town Square between the Old Town Hall and the academic church of The Holy Ghost.
A bronze figure is placed on a sandstone pedestal and is surrounded by a well made of sandstone, on which eight brass frogs which spit out water from their mouths.
Written 28 May 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The fountain was built as a reminder of man who was asked to leave the city. He cursed the city to be flooded with frogs, which has happened and now the fountain proves it.
Written 27 November 2020
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK2,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
or, the equivalent of the pied piper story, but this time a fiddler who removed a frog invasion! Don't forget to rub a frog's back to be lucky in love or so the folklore goes. A popilar stop over for the school trips.
Written 15 March 2020
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nice fountain popular with many on a nice day it is nice to see and matches the style of many other of the monuments in the area
Written 21 April 2019
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847nickf
87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Flocked to by all the local school children seems to be a number of stories as to its origin..in the old town main square and close to the other key statues like the donkey and the dog so not difficult to find. Doesn't seem to be spraying water so just the frogs on the side and the fiddler hard at work but i liked it, seems a very popular local piece of art.
Written 11 April 2019
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SYLWIA S
London, UK519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Little statue, in a very special corner of old town. Very difficult to take picture as this place is very popular with tourists.
Written 21 October 2018
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,821 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It helps to have a tour guide explain the story behind this fountain located between the old Town Hall and the Church of the Holy Spirit on the town square. The fountain has a bronze statue of a barefoot fiddler swaying with the music he is playing on his violin. This young man is placed on a pedestal in the middle of the fountain. Below him on the rim of the 6 sided fountain are 6 large bronze frogs spouting water from their mouths. Perhaps due to low water pressure, these sprays were very minimal, but that didn't stop the children from gathering around the fountain to touch the frogs, now all golden from their many caresses.

The story we were told was that the town, when plagued with frogs, offered the hand in marriage of the mayor's daughter to whoever could rid the town of these frogs. When a young man, a rafter who brought logs to the town on the Vistula River, played his violin the frogs followed him out of the town. He stopped playing when he was in an area of wetlands and the frogs stayed there. That's why the fountain is called the Rafter's Fountain/Pomnik Flisaka. The fountain was placed in the square in 1914 to remember this legend.

For us, the fountain was a photostop and a meeting point. Not an essential tourist attraction, however, IMO. The fountain needs to have more water spraying; otherwise it looks like a monument. If it is a monument, there should be an information board explaining the story behind it, just like the Monument to the Donkey and the Monument to Filus have.
Written 16 August 2018
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Donna S
Florence, WI1,600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
The Frog Fountain and adjacent statue commemorate the local story of a traveling witch who was expelled from the city, and in return cursed it with a plague of frogs. A Pied-Piper type fellow charmed the critters away by playing his violin, and in so doing, also won the hand of the local princess. Fun to see, and kids will love it. I traveled solo with a Real Poland Tour Group.
Written 16 February 2018
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK3,055 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
Nice statue, the middle of the town square. Not as cute as the dog or the donkey so easy to overlook but still worth a quick look if you are nearby.
Written 11 June 2017
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