Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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janew544
Barnsley, UK36 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We only wanted to experience the view from the top. Entry was £3.50 each and took us through the museum to get access to the mound. The view from the top was probably worth the money but not any more. We used Google maps to get to the mound from krakow centre involved a tram ride followed by bus ride( bus 101). Buses to the mound were hourly so we timed it for the next bus to return back to krakow centre. It worked out well for us as we were not particularly interested in the museum so wasted little time getting up and then back down the mound.
Written May 31, 2022
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Ozan Karahan
Krakow, Poland1,523 contributions
Sep 2022
The walking path up to the Kopiec Kosciuszki is quite nice to have walk. However, the panoramic view of the city which you obtain is not worth paying so expensive ticket price.
Also, it is necessary to have handrails and direction signs on the climbing narrow path for pedestrians in order to have more safe walk.
Written September 18, 2022
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GregoryAlpha
Aalborg, Denmark2,394 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Kościuszko Mound is an artificial mound in Kraków. It was erected to commemorate of the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko. A path leads to the top, approximately 326 metres above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city. You can also visit museum of Tadeusz Kosciuszko before climbing the mound and it takes approximately 2 hours. Entrance ticket costs 20 PLN for an adult.
Written June 26, 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,415 contributions
Oct 2020
Just under 4 km from the main square in the old town (90m elevation difference) visiting the hill is a nice hiking option from the center of Krakow. However, since the top of the hill can not be accessed without going through a newly created museum, you would have to plan time for visiting this place as well. In my case it took several hours extra, as the museum provides a lot of information (mostly offered in both Polish and English). It felt like getting an extensive history lesson on the period 1770 - 1820 (roughly the period during which Tadeusz Kosciuszko lived). Very interesting and well-presented.

Entrance fee 18 zloty (14 for students and seniors).
Written February 21, 2021
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alehope30
121 contributions
Aug 2020
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 you will be satisfied because there is a museum under the mound. You have to pass from the museum in order to go at the top.
from the top you can see a nice view of Krakow, that in my opinion is main reason to visit this place.
Written August 27, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,637 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Built on St Bronisława Hill Kosciuszko Mound was built in three years, and work began in 1820. It stands 34.1 m and contains soil from the battlefields of the Kościuszko Uprising and the US War of Independence. We have went there by foot from Main Old Town Square and it took us 1 hour nice walk. You can admire great view from there- it is worth to go there without doubt.
Written June 15, 2020
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Tattiehowk
Scotland62 contributions
If you find yourself at the foot of Wawel Hill by the river, keep on the path towards the Sheraton Hotel.Keep going for over a mile until you run out of path.You will see an opening at the wall on your right.Go through that and you will come to a main road.Cross the road , turn left and keep on going . You will eventually come to a tram turn around .Cross that and an adjoining small street , you will then come to the next street where you will see the Mound signposted.It is all up there from there.There are street vendors on the way up if you need water etc
It's a long walk but if you are of average health it should be no problem.Otherwise it would be best to take a bus there.
Once there at the Mound be careful of the edge ,as it's a long drop.
You get a fine view from the Mound.You will then notice it from every angle of the city
We rewarded ourselves with a wiessebier at the cafe situated there.It was good to visit this important historical sight
Written August 25, 2009
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yorkuk
York, UK244 contributions
Walk from Salwator tram is all uphill.
Get bus 100 or 101 and walk back (down hill)

Walk was worth it as the view from the top of the mound is sensational (was a clear day)

We got bus 101 back down to the river (opposite castle)

The views over Krakow are brilliant.
It also blows the cobwebs away.
Written February 18, 2008
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Glosjools
Gloucester, UK40 contributions
Easy to get to - take the number 1, 2 or 36 tram to Salwator then follow the second road on the right, up through the trees to the mound. Once you get there it costs 6pln to trace your way around the mound to the summit. The views are stunning. There is a cafe on the site, if you need refreshment. You can get the 100 bus back into town, or retrace your steps back down to the tram depot.
Written May 31, 2007
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Sophia C
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
I forced my travel buddy to go with me to this mound... and we were very happy we did!
We got the tram (1, 2, or 6 - it wasn't expensive, a few zł) from the old town and got off at the last stop.
We walked up the hill from the stop and enjoyed the gentle walk along the tree lined road.
The road is a little uneven and uphill, so be gentle if you aren't a strong walker. (You can also get the "Hop on Hop off" bus (and probably other buses) and it drops you off at the mound if you want - but we liked the walk!)

We did get lost walking around the building surrounding the mound.
Eventually found the entrance, 10zł per person. And enjoyed what we found.
A narrowish pathway wrapped around the mound, with a delightful pattern of the path too! It's a nice height to walk up, (I'd be mindful if you suffer vertigo) but the views around Kraków were spectacular! We went on a mostly sunny day, and got great views of the area. We did pay a few coins to look through the binoculars on top, and got a great view of the old town (a few kms away!)
We took a gentle stroll back down and stopped in at the cafe towards the bottom (20gr for bathrooms)and had coffee/tea and a very yummy apple slice!
We took the gentle walk back to the tram, bought tickets on the tram andthe short ride back to the city.

A great morning out!
Written December 8, 2017
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