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Easy to locate this commemoration of a city pillory

The donkey statue was easy to locate on a street corner opposite the Copernicus statue (in front of... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
retireeVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
A unique and innovative punishment

Originally wooden, this statue is now made of brass. Altho it has become a tourist attraction... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Quasimama
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Port St Lucie, FL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is just a small donkey, well done, with a metal band on the back so that it is quite impossible to ride, but it was probably functional for the punishments it was intended for.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The donkey statue was easy to locate on a street corner opposite the Copernicus statue (in front of the Town Hall) and 1 block away from the main church, Cathedral of St. Johns. This bronze donkey certainly was popular with groups of school children in...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This statue used to be made of wood and is a testament to one of the most interesting forms of punishment I’ve ever heard of! If you were a bit of a wrong ‘un you had to sit on the donkey for a day. “That’s...More

1  Thank Teejay_mk1
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Originally wooden, this statue is now made of brass. Altho it has become a tourist attraction which children and inebriated folks like to climb on (to their later regret), it was originally used to punish lawbreakers who were required to sit on it for a...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Another must see and take your photo with. An interesting monument with a history behind it. Ver easy to find.

Thank char5656
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Another of many bronze amusements that are scattered about Torun. Rub his head. Take the photo. A very narrow ridge of metal has been placed on his back so you will not want to sit on him. Too bad. IT would be fun watching people...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If after so many years a bronze replica of a wooden donkey, that according to legend,in the dark ages was used to punish criminals in a nasty way, still manages to attract so many visitors, as attested by the shining parts in his body, this...More

Thank david s
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited Torun many times and my favourite monument or statue is a life sized donkey located just off the town square, opposite Copernicus. The popularity of the donkey can be clearly shown by how polished its nose and ears are from tourists constantly...More

1  Thank Travelingjohn123
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great fun for kids... and for olders as well, everyone likes to make picture of it or even to climb on donkey.

Thank DejanNS72
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A really excellent user-friendly little history with an interesting history. Strongly recommended not to sit on it!

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