Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), Krakow: Hours, Address, Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) Reviews: 4/5

Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)
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Lookouts • Monuments & Statues
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 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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AlexMa1981
Aberdeen, UK491 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
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.
Written October 6, 2020
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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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Tomas S
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Very nice view over the whole city, lovely panorama and great trip for whole family but also for couples and friends.
Written July 28, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,312 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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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK4,488 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had thought about walking out to here from the centre - I'm pleased we didn't. We came on the WowKrakow tourist bus.

Once you find your way in there's a museum area telling the mound's history and you can visit exhibits in the lower areas.

There's still lots of the various stages of fortification to see.

When you go outside its a fairly gentle walk up the sloping path which goes around the mound several times to reach the top.

The views are good, it was a little misty when we were there but still worth the views. The photo opportunity of the castle is spoiled by the power station behind it.
Written December 11, 2019
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George F
Kettering, UK81 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I walked an hour and ten from my hotel to get here which was pleasant as it was a very scenic route. However upon arrive it was not marked clearly where to go to gain entry so as you would I went in the first door you see and was greeted by a man with no English. Some better signage would be helpful! After that I went through a yellow door and I was greeted by two very helpful people who I paid and they let me in to see the mound. The circles to the top were a very easy walk. As I was early no one else was there so I got to enjoy stunning views and take some lovely pictures. Would recommend a visit.
Written November 12, 2019
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Geoff D
Tewkesbury, UK13 contributions
Oct 2019
We decided to walk along the river from our hotel on Krakowska street. The walk took about 1 hour 10 minutes. Alternatives are by bicycle or by tram and bus. The mound is well cared for with great views from the top. There's a small cafe serving drinks and nice cakes. Some information boards all in Polish with photographs of the historical context of the mounds were readble thanks to Google translate. A very peacful half day out. We returned to the old town by number 2 tram. 3.40 PLN each. For the future, there was a lot of work being done to enhance the museum and the old Austrian Fort that is attached to the mound.
Written October 11, 2019
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Barry W
Leeds, UK157 contributions
Sep 2019
the nice people at the tourist office gave us instructions to get here from a trams stop near the station. But involved a tram journey then we had to wait for a bus that runs only every hour. This mound is one of 4 near Krakow. It was built in honour of a war hero in the 19th century and later surrounded with fortifications. It does not take long to climb to the top and the views are far reaching.
Written October 1, 2019
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Petr G
Prague, Czech Republic39 contributions
Sep 2019
IF you like a little walk, then Mound is great place to go. With end station tram 1 and then a bus. or walking 1,6km up hill. As reward you get nice view around to whole Krakow. There is Also a museum. (hill and museum 20 PZL, Mound adult 12 PLZ).
Written September 18, 2019
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