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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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Address: al. Jerzego Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
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012 425-11-16
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz...

Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path leads to the top, approximately 326 meters (1,070 feet) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city.

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Great View of the City

This mound was built as a memorial to General Kosciusko who fought for Polish independence in the 1790s. He also led the planning for the defense of a number of key forts in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a hike to here from downtown Krakow, but a beautiful walk through a shady park, through some neighborhoods and up a steep, winding hill. Awesome view and interesting history.

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Lisburn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this Mound as part of a Trabant Tour to the old "ex-communist" part of Krakow. It had been snowing the day before and the cobblestones on the path leading to the top were icy and had a sprinkling of snow. It's a fairly easy circular climb - but there were NO HANDRAILS (as would normally be present in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mound was built as a memorial to General Kosciusko who fought for Polish independence in the 1790s. He also led the planning for the defense of a number of key forts in the Revolutionary War in the US from 1776-1778. I live in Los Angeles and a very small street, but one that is much trafficked downtown is named... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It certainly worth the visit and learn about the fantastic story of Kosciuszko. Nice place to walk around and a fantastic view of Krakow from the top.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Koscuiszko's Mound is one of 4 (or 5?) Mounds around Krakow, and is well worth the walk to the top for stunning views of Krakow & the surrounding area, including the Tatra Mountains in the distance. If you walk to the tram stop (or catch a tram) to Salwator, then walk up the hill. Near the bottom on the left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The walk from the city center and up through the forest to the mound on an early October morning was a peaceful, adventurous hike. The view at the top was awesome and rewarding. I will definitely remember and treasure this day of my trip for a long time!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Top of a mound offers spectacular views over city of Krakow and if weather permits, way beyond. Hike is rather easy, would suit everyone. There is entry fee of 12 PLN. Overall, Good outdoor activity while in Krakow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a free day so we decided to take the bus to the mound. I think we approached from the back side of the mound. It's fairly cheap to visit, though the cashier wanted exact change, so we had to do some digging. The views were nice. There is no railing around the path on the way up the... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We saw that the Mound is near to our hotel ( Novotel) and we decided to visit it by foot. The walk was great because we saw little polish streets and met some locals. on the Mound you have to pay entrance, but it is really cheap. You can go for a walk and climb to it, and there you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you take the time to walk along the Vistula to Salwator, there's more to see than the Mound. There's the convent just opposite the tram stop and a nice leafy walk to Salwator Cemetery. If you make the effort to get here, you might as well explore Salwator.

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