The Walker (Šetač)
The Walker is a recognizable two meter sculpture in the city of Osijek which has been located at Trg Slobode (Square of Liberty) since 1974. Its author is the academic sculptor Stjepan Gračan. It is a Bronze statue of the Croatian writer August Cesarec captured walking in motion, which was given a name by the people of Osijek. The Walker is the first street sculpture in Croatia and Europe. The popularity of this sculpture increased when the Walker was put on traffic lights in the city center, which was a great foresight by Tomislav Levak. The sculpture was not destroyed during the Croatian War of Independence, so it remained one of Osijek’s most popular landmarks.
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Trg Slobode, Osijek 31000
45.558623, 018.678202 (45°33’31.0″N, 018°40’41.5″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.558623, 018.678202 (45°33’31.0″N, 018°40’41.5″E)
Address: Trg Slobode, Osijek 31000
Sculpture of the walker is located on the Square of Liberty next to the Croatian Republic Street (around 400m away from the center of Osijek, Ante Starčević Square).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do spomenika Šetača koji se nalazi na Trgu slobode pored ulice Hrvatske Republike (udaljen je oko 400 metara od centra grada Osijeka trga Ante Starčevića). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema spomeniku Šetaču koji se nalazi na Trgu slobode pored ulice Hrvatske Republike (udaljen je oko 400 metara od centra grada Osijeka trga Ante Starčevića). Hvala!
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