Rafter’s Monument in Torun

Rafter’s Monument is located in the western part of the Old Town Marketplace. It was created in 1914 by a German sculptor, Georg Wolf from Berlin. It was founded by wealthy citizens of Torun. The sculpture cast in bronze rests on a sandstone plinth. A well with 8 frogs sitting on its brim was also made of sandstone. 

The monument refers to a legend, which tells of a rafter who, with his beautiful fiddle playing, enchanted frogs residing in the town and led them outside the town walls into the suburbs of Torun.

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