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Wojtek "the Soldier Bear" Statue

| Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Stop for a few moments to learn the history and enjoy the sculpture

We came upon this by chance when walking along Prince Street. It's a soldier, a big bear and some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MiDiFr
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Superb bronze statue

One of the monuments that draws visitors to it is this great statue . The bear adopted by a polish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
craigluscar
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Statue of Wojtek "the Soldier Bear" and his keeper unveiled on the 7th November 2015 by the Wojtek Memorial Trust to commemorate remarkable story of Wojtek and as a tribute to all brave men, women and children who fought in the World War II.
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"second world war"
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"moving story"
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"monte cassino"
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"polish soldiers"
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"princes street gardens"
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"fitting tribute"
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"photo opportunity"
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"edinburgh zoo"
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"wouter"
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"freedom"
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"cub"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came upon this by chance when walking along Prince Street. It's a soldier, a big bear and some inscriptions. Take a few moments to remember the bear who carried ammunition for Polish troops during the WWII battle at Monte Cassino. The bear lived out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the monuments that draws visitors to it is this great statue . The bear adopted by a polish regiment and carried ammunition during battles ….amazing ….do not forget to rub his nose for luck !

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely monument to a fantastic story (that really is the plot to a Hollywood Blockbuster in the making) of Polish solders doing their bit to help Scotland during the Second World War, along with their mascot, Wojtek the bear. Located in a really nice area...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop for few photos and read the story of a bear that liked to drink beer with soldiers that adopted it during the Second World War in what used to be Persia. Very popular among polish tourists :)

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Cute statue and moving story to go along with it and a good photo opportunity. We sat here and saw squirrels in the park too.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This bronze statue of Wojtek and a fellow Polish Army soldier 'walking in peace and unity' is a relatively new addition to Princes Street Gardens, having been unveiled on the 7th November 2015. Busy with people taking photographs alongside the bear during my visit, and...More

4  Thank thetravellingmanUk
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Wojtek is in Princess Street Gardens so you will pass it by more than once on your travels around town. Worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

One of statue if you are walking in West Princes Street Gardens. This bronze statue is memory of one Polish soldier.

Thank Lukáš Š
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The bronze soldier bear statue stands in Princess Street Garden in honour of Wojtek, the beer drinking bear who saw action during WWII. Wojtek's role during the battle of Monte Cassino, when he helped the Poles transport heavy crates of ammunition, passed into legend. After...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were told about this commemorative statue when on the city bus tour and glad we went a bit out of our way to find it. Good modelling complements the moving story. But no mention of a Dickin Medal......yet.

Thank Asiotye
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