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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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Address: al. Jerzego Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
Phone Number:
012 425-11-16
09:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Australia's Highest Mountain

What do Krakow's Kościuszko Mound and Australia's Highest Mountain have in common. (Answer:They are named after the same person.) A good (circa 40 minutes) walk due west out of... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Andy B
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as part of a trip to Auschwitz and Berkenau with Krakow Shuttle. The circular walk up to the top of the mound is easy but if you have any fear if heights, be warned that there is no handrail ... something that freaked my wife a little bit. However, the views from the top are stunning...360 degrees around... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took tram No 1 out to the bottom of the park (2.8 slotis each), then had a pleasant walk up through a small residential area then through a park to the hill apparently 1.6 km to the bottom. It was dry, so was fun and gives you a good vista over the city. We then got the tram back... More 

Thank Lennylens1
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

What do Krakow's Kościuszko Mound and Australia's Highest Mountain have in common. (Answer:They are named after the same person.) A good (circa 40 minutes) walk due west out of Krakow is the Kościuszko Mound. Viewable from the Wavel and beyond the Błonia fields, between the two Krakovian football stadiums. Great View, with a little history. We took a cab there... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

It is worth the visit for the views and the history but on cold days is rather bleak to hand around for to long

1 Thank Deborah D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

By pure chance we found ourselves at the end of some tram line and were told by passerby to go up and see this Mound. One need to walk about 1,5 km ( or more) on a beautiful street, firstly along side some art deco residential houses ( unfortunately many in a poor state of repairs) and later on on... More 

Thank Danutam_12
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Accessible through the old fort, where there's a ticket office. Open in certain hours, longer in summer. Built in early 19th century, and still managed by the same comitee set up to maintain the memory of the great Pole Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Part's of old red bricked austrian fort are a place for exhibition on Kosciuszko's life, and Pole's ways to... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited the place during beginning of march. Things were dull and not beautiful. Even Poland from top wasn't nice. To get a better experience only visit kosciuszko's Mound during spring and summer

Thank Elikhawli
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The most famous of the mounds around Kraków. Worth visiting on a sunny day if only for the wonderful views of Krakow and the surrounding areas. Great for a long stroll.

Thank Mariusz M
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I have been walking to the Mound multiple times. It is a very beautiful, colorful (during Spring and Fall) path. It can be romantic as well. Take a tram to Salwator and up you go. At the end you pay a small fee and can get up the mound which will reward you with beautiful panorama of the city. There's... More 

1 Thank pipen832
Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Walked here from the old square and via the Vistula, 22 zloty to get in. Great views from the top and museum with loads of facts. Something out of the ordinary, quirky.

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