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Sitting atop a natural hill at 326 m (1,070 ft) above sea level, Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) stands as an architectural marvel that was erected in 1823 to commemorate Polish national leader Tadeusz Kościuszko. The man-made mound was modelled off the natural mounds in Krak and Wanda, and has both the Founding Act encapsulated in a glass and marble case at its base and buried urns filled with battlefield soil inside it. In the 1850s, Austrian fortifications were added to the site, but were later demolished following World War II. In 2003 the mound was restored with state-of-the-art technology to protect it from the elements; a museum next door preserves artifacts and mementos of Kosciuszko's life. With our world travel planner, Krakow attractions like Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) reviews
Short climb of 10-15 minutes up the paved walk and you can admire beautiful views of Krakow as well as the Tatra mountains to the south. There is also an interactive museum on the site. more »
Kościuszko Mound is an artificial mound not so far from the city centre, about 5 minutes by car from the castle. If you are interested about the life of the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kościuszko..... more »
Good place to visit when you want to know more about the American Independence war or first world war. Also the mound gives a nice view of the city. The expositions in the mount give a good picture of the role it played during the first world war, lots of background text both in Polish and English.
We visited the mound on our first evening in Krakow. A great vantage point to understand the layout of the city before the rest of our trip, plus as it was summer we enjoyed a beautiful unobstructed sunset together. If possible, bring binoculars and take your time to spot some sights from this unique vantage point. The Wawel and parts of old town can clearly be seen if you know what to look for. Also, it’s worth turning away from the city to see the huge forests that surround Krakow, which were a pleasant surprise for us.
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