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“Best panoramic view of Krakow”

Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)
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$18.65*
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Hop on Hop off Kracow Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #48 of 319 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We took the #100 bus from Salwator up to the mound, which was a short ride. We were glad that we did so instead of walking as it's quite uphill for a four year old child.

The mound itself has a short staircase up and then follows a winding path which circles around the mound to the top. It's a fairly easy climb for anyone in good physical condition. Our child absolutely loved running around the circular paths, so we can easily understand why it's featured on the children's site list. However, note that the path doesn't have a guard rail and the sides are quite steep, so it's not for small children who may not be able to manage the edges by themselves.

The view from the top is spectacular and surprisingly high over Krakow. We went on a cloudy day and could still see for many miles. The old town, castle, and river were easy to spot, as was a monastery on the hill in the opposite direction. The only disappointment is seeing a nuclear power plant right behind the castle from this vantage point.

We only spent 30 minutes, which is the elapsed time between the bus dropping us off and the next bus departing, else we would have had to stay for 90 minutes. There was a museum on site, which we skipped.

All in all, this was a pleasant use of an hour with a surprisingly wonderful view, so we would recommend going as long as the weather permits. Stay away in very inclement weather.

Thank tangek
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We walked along the river to Salwator to see the mound. It took about 20 minutes from the Castle area but there is quite a hill to climb just to get to the mound so you may want to take a bus. The mound and surrounding walls were worth the walk but we did not go to the top of the mound or into the museum.

1  Thank LizMarcWirralEngland
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Important place for polish people. This is a monument one of the biggest polish hero Tadeusz Kościuszko. It was build by the citizens by hand only.
Only interesting thing in this place is panorama view. The best is from the meadow below mound.

Thank Wojtek K
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

It takes a little bit to get there but you will not find a better place to over see the city. You can't beat the view.

Thank 4happyfeet
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

nice trip you can walk from the city or take a 1 or 2 tram. Pathway up to it can be a bit dodgy however

1  Thank irishtourerIreland
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