Krakus Mound
Krakus Mound
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  • Tirre74
    Kungsbacka, Sweden60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely view over Krakow
    Me and my partner took the tram to this place to see the mound and take in the view over Krakow. The walk up to the mound was warm, due to the lovely weather, however there was some spots of shadow when we got up there where we could rest a bit before we walked the last bit up the mound. The view from both the mound and the hill it’s located on where well worth the journey from the center of Krakow.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Sophie M
    Paris, France505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than expected
    I did not expect to enjoy this place as much as I did. Beautiful view of the whole of Krakow. The sad part is that you are in the middle of horrors that took place during Ww2 (Plasnow concentration camp, querry, Jewish ghetto...). You should visit this place at the end of the day to enjoy nice lighting. The climb is not too difficult.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Sjb
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Krakus Mound
    Took tram to look around the memorial site and found this gem by accident. There was a battle re-enactment taking place with stalls selling goods. Place was busy and views from top of mound amazing.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2024
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Imperium66
Torquay, UK213 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A good place to get views of Krakow. Unfortunately, when I visited there was a swarm of flies which attacked everyone climbing up, or escaping down, the mound! Nearby in a disused quarry you can see the props left after the filming of "Schindler's List". If you're at a loose end I'd recommend it, but there are more interesting places to visit in and around Krakow.
Written July 31, 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
It is believed that this prehistoric man-made mound is the burrial place of king Krakus (legendary founder of Kraków). However, excavations in the 1930s did not reveal evidence of any human remains. Anyway, the 270m high mound is a good viewpoint over the city. It is just under 4 km southeast from the main square in the old town (basically follow Starowislna and cross the river towards Podgorze suburb). I combined the walk with a visit to the grounds of Plaszow concentration camp just beyond Krakus mound. Visits to both took me a whole day.
Written January 28, 2021
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Tirre74
Kungsbacka, Sweden60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Me and my partner took the tram to this place to see the mound and take in the view over Krakow. The walk up to the mound was warm, due to the lovely weather, however there was some spots of shadow when we got up there where we could rest a bit before we walked the last bit up the mound. The view from both the mound and the hill it’s located on where well worth the journey from the center of Krakow.
Written June 26, 2023
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tilly1622
Middlewich, UK542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We walked here from Oskar Schindler's factory and the two places do pair well together. It is not too arduous to get to the top and views are worth it. Take a drink with you. It takes about 30 minutes to walk back down and into the Jewish area of Krakow. Next time we would take a picnic.
Written September 3, 2022
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Sophie M
Paris, France505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I did not expect to enjoy this place as much as I did. Beautiful view of the whole of Krakow. The sad part is that you are in the middle of horrors that took place during Ww2 (Plasnow concentration camp, querry, Jewish ghetto...). You should visit this place at the end of the day to enjoy nice lighting. The climb is not too difficult.
Written August 21, 2023
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Rene M
Norway57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very nice panorama at the top. 360 degrees view on Cracow. Just a few minutes from the city center by tram. Don't go through the cemetery as there is no exit at its end. Nice green flat areas where the locals are gathering. Very peaceful.
Written August 21, 2021
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LukeyNorwich
Norwich3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Hi,

My parents visited Krakow 06/11/16 to the 12/11/16 and are both in their 50's, and have travelled to many European destinations. They decided to visit the Krakus Mound in the Podgorze Region, away from the main square, however It is quite a popular site for tourists to visit.

Around 11:00 AM they were making their way up the mound when a man, around 25(ish) appeared in front of them. He stayed in front of my parents, appearing to act as a tourist, reading tourist signs and leading them over to a secluded area. He then approached them, asking my father to take a photo with his mobile phone. My father obliged, and then the man asked to take a photo of my parents, with my fathers SLR camera. My father politely refused the offer several times, aware this could be a con. However, as the man persisted, my fathers better nature, and not feeling intimidated gave him the benefit of the doubt and let him take a picture of my parents.

After the second photo was taken, the man suddenly sprayed first my father, then my mother directly in the eyes and face with a CS or pepper spray. The man then turned to run with the camera, but luckily my father managed to lunge across and grab the man. Luckily he fled, dropping the camera in the process. Due to the amount of pepper spray which had been sprayed, they were both temporarily blinded and disorientated for almost an hour. Luckily, there was a very helpful English mother and daughter within shouting distance who aided their safe return to the hotel. The effect of the spray lasted for the next 2 days.

My parents still managed to enjoy their trip to Krakow, but thought by highlighting this, it could help stop another such incident. Also If you need help, the Embassy were very helpful.
Written November 12, 2016
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Peder A
Tenerife, Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Business
You simply walk to this man made hill. Its a very nice stroll from the old town across the river. There you could walk across the bridge where lovers show their affection for eachother in a very significant way. I am not going to spoil how, but it is really worth seeing. Then when keep on walking you will see a bigh church or Cathedral. Keep on walking and you will find a trail in the end of a road. That trail leads to church or whats left of it from St. benedict or similar. Apparently very old. You also see a fort or some military oldish construction, which is behind barbed wire or fences and you cannot approach. What you can do is keep on walking in kind of open wood and then out of the blue, krakus mound will appear in the horizone. You then just walk towards it from those paths. What you also could do is pay a taxi driver and drive all the way - but that would be less exciting. When you are there beaware that there are no safety railings, so be careful when going up, especially in autumn or winter - I have tried all seasons. The view is fantastic and if you are lucky you planned your trip to a day of clear water, and perhaps you brought yourself a drink or two to share with your travellingpartner. Have a drink, cheer the moon and the fantastic view.
Written July 21, 2013
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Tom J
London, UK1,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Krakus mound is a perfect way to get a panoramic view of the city. A short walk away from the Kazimierz area in Podgórze. The walk itself is mostly uphill / steps and is not too strenuous however once you get to the top of the hill there is then the mound to climb.

The views from the top of the hill themselves are fantastic and you can see the old town and down into the Liban Quarry with the remains of the Schindlers list set. The climb up the mound itself is a gravel slope circling the mound. There are no handrails and as such there is just the slope if you slip so be sure to wear shoes that you are comfortable in.

The views from the top of the mound are brilliant and span the whole of Krakow. Catching the top of the mound at sunrise / sunset would be truly breathtaking. There are not many shops in the area so be sure to pack something to drink and maybe a snack to sit at the top and soak up the sights.
Written August 11, 2019
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Štěpánka Č
Ostrava, Czech Republic1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
We visited the hill on New Year’s Eve, being there alone and there was almost zero visibility. However, the place has a fabulous atmosphere and we enjoyed it a lot. Lots of flint-stones everywhere, which was nice too. Info board in English would be an advantage.
Written March 27, 2014
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