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Hedgehog Monument

Between Zolotovoritska and Reiters'ka Streets, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #14 of 388 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Kiev, Ukraine
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This monument was made by Konstantyn Skretutskyi in honour of the cartoon hero "Hedgehog in the fog" that was named the best cartoons of all the times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I only popped to see this because of the reviews on trip advisor. It was quite sweet and would agree that it is worth a short detour but don't go out of your way. But if you do go I recommend the amazing Italian on the corner by the golden gate!

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Budapest, Hungary
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It supposed to be our #1 place to visit in Kiev. Right after our airplane arrived to Kiev, we (a couple) rushed towards the monument addressed to "Hedgehog in the Fog." At first, we were confused because we didn't see any monument in the area where it supposed to be. Later, we realized that people around us were also confused... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

an interesting thing to see if you make it to the golden gate, but not worth a trip just for it. brings you good luck if you rub it right!

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Meridian, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The hedgehog is back, and I don't know if he's changed, but he looks great! It's a quiet little green space. Enjoy a coffe or a beer at the shop nearby before heading back into the bustle of Kiev.

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London, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went by to see the monument on 2nd March, 2014 and a poster on a tree at the site appeared to say the monument would be restored in place as of 26 March. The monument is located on a side street behind St. Sophia's Cathedral, so it's not far from where many tourists will visit when in Kiev.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's cute.. or it was cute (apparently, it has been removed). I have a strong suspicion it stands in someone's summerhouse (aka "dacha"). But it should be back this summer - looking forward to seeing it again!

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Oslo, Norway
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

a lovely piece of landscape art. too bad it was damaged when i was there. following the story of the monument i've watched the cartoon and can clearly see the resemblance and probably understand why ukrainians like this hedgehog so much

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London, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you love the famous hedgehog in the fog animation, this little statue is worth tracking down. It's just off the Main Street so easy to find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Unfortunately the sculpture was destroyed by vandals. And you will not find it at the moment. As the announcement says - I will be back in May 2014.

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