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Hedgehog Monument, Kiev

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Visit one of film's most lovable creatures at Hedgehog Monument, which represents the main character of Yuri Norstein's classic Soviet animated movie, "Hedgehog in the Fog." Created by Kyiv Landscape Initiative, the statue honors this 1975 movie, named as the world's best animated film in 2003. The monument highlights the hedgehog's wooden face and iron spikes as he sits on a stump with a jar of jam in his hands. Some visitors throw coins at the site, hoping it will bring good luck. Use our Kiev vacation planner to add Hedgehog Monument and other attractions to your Kiev vacation plans.
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  • The photo with the Hedgehog all turn out really cute. A good author's idea, good execution. Hedgehog is not very big and not to small, well placed in the frame
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  • It is impossible to pass by and not take a picture with him. Monument to Hedgehog in the fog was set around George lane in Kyiv in 2009 year, not far from m. Golden Gate. Many tourists leave coins in a grid, that it symbolizes is unknown, but most likely, this gesture signifies the desire to meet with the Hedgehog again. The monument is called "horse" in honor of the horses from the cartoon. Asked Google, who is the author? -Kiev 26-year-old architect Konstatnin Skretuckij. Thank you!
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  • The location shown on the map here is wrong. Find the monument on the corner park of Reitarska St and Heorhiivs'kyi Lane. Near the St. Sophia Hostel. (Makes a big difference when you're looking for it...  more »