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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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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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al. Jerzego Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
012 425-11-16
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All reviews walk up wax works path leading easy climb gentle stroll sunny day degree panorama wax museum small fee to enter old town city centre hop on hop nice walk per adult wawel castle worth a visit vistula river
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Stopped here on the hop on hop off route. Small fee to enter. Steady slow climb to the top, with great views. Interesting museum/buildings. Filled in a good hour waiting for the bus back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trail791596
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Dedicate to a Polish national and military leader from the nineteenth century, the artificial mound is surrounded by fortifications and offers panoramic views from the top. Worth a short visit for the views.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice walk out of the town to get some country air. I didn’t find the exhibition particularly interesting, but the history of the mound itself and the fab views of the city are well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BDBUnitedKingdom
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I climbed Mound Kosciuszko. Note, this is not a spelling mistake, and I’m not in the Australian Snowfields. Yes there is a big pile of dirt here in Krakow called “Kosciuszko Mound”. The Poles constructed it in 1823 to honour Tadeusz Kościuszko. Its got a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sgharrison
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very nice to see all of Kraków and surrounding region all the way to the mountains in the south. You really get a sense of the layout of the city, its size, and twentieth century buildings outside of the central old town. Good on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marie80027
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is on the Krakow card views are great as it was a clear sunny day but considering they rely on the tourist it was poorly signposted for English only speaking folk. The museum is beside the cafe up on the roof next to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronnie K
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Bit of a steep incline, but the views are nice. The museum is very small, but quite interesting. Look for George Washington.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed August 1, 2018

costs 14 zloty for a ticket which gets you on the 'hill' and into a wax work museum. the hill is very worth it, amazing views of krakow. you can stay as long as you want. beautiful hill, very well kept grounds. the wax museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

The mound is surrounded by a beautiful huge fort; it was a nice and easy walk to the top enjoying a beautiful panoramic view of Krakow.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Antoinette R
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Walked all the way here in the baking heat from the centre of town with my wife. The mound was exactly as expected: a bloody great big pile of earth with a flag on top. Got to the top, smiled at the epic view, turned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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