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“Very interesting monument and story” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grunwald Monument

Grunwald Monument
Pl. Matejki, Krakow 31-157 , Poland (Kleparz)
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“Very interesting monument and story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Tells the story of the heroes on the Monument, further along from the monument is a plinth showing the before and after, the Monument was partially destroyed when the Germans invaded, pictures showing the dismantlement can be see at Schindler's Factory, and the reasoning behind it

Visited August 2013
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“Nice monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Saw this monument from the top of the Barbican and went over to take a look. It commemorates the Battle of Grunwald June 1410 and was unveiled in 1910 on the 500th anniversary. Destroyed by the Nazis in 1939 it was reconstructed and unveiled again in 1976. Lovely large monument and we were glad we saw it and had our photo taken next to it.

Visited July 2013
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“Not to much to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Nothing worth it to see. Large monument that you can climb on to take pics with enormous statues of Polish knights.

Visited June 2013
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“A city monument commemorating the Battle of Grunwald”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The monument, a short distance and in a straight line (towards ‘new’ Krakow) from the Barbakan, was built in 1910 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald (also known as the First Battle of Tannenberg, 1410). In the battle, considered one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe, the alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania comprehensively defeated the Teutonic Knights. The Teutonic leader, Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen was killed, and his figure (in death) feature prominently at the monument. At the top on his horse is the King of Poland Władysław Jagiełło, his sword pointing downwards in his right hand. At the front is his cousin the Lithuanian prince Vytautas (Vitold), who is flanked on either side by victorious soldiers from the joint army. The battle is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland and Lithuania, and is surrounded by romantic legends and nationalistic propaganda. Thus, during WW II under the German occupation the monument, a symbol of Polish patriotism was initially shielded and then later destroyed. However, it is said that Polish workers succeeded in hiding important parts of the monument, like King Jagiello's scepter and sword, the coats of arms of Poland, Lithuania and the head of Grand Duke Witold. The replica that now stands was reproduced using sketches and models of the original and was finished in 1976. The monument itself probably does not merit a detour but is worth a look if one is passing by the area (on way to the Railway Station for example)

Visited July 2012
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“Across From The Barbican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This landmark is located on the Plac Jana Matejki, across the busy street from Barbican. This monument commemorates the Battle of Grunwald. It is fascinating to see and the detail will keep you circling it for awhile! I always knew where I was in Old Town when I would see this in the distance. Well worth a look.

Visited August 2012
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