The Kosciuszki Mound in Krakow

Images of the Kosciuszki Mound in Krakow through time.

Kosciuszko Mound

An old postcard featuring the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow, Poland, c.1911.

The Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow is a large hill-like mound constructed in honour of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. It was built in 1823 making use of earth from the battlefields where Kosciuszko fought. The mound reaches a height of 34 metres (112 ft) with the top of the mound offering panoramic views over Krakow.

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A photograph taken from the top of the Kosciuszko mound in Krakow, Poland, c.1933.

The cost of the construction of the Kosciuszki Mound was met by donations from Poles living in all territories of Poland under foreign occupation.


An old postcard image of the Kosciuszko mound in Krakow, Poland, c.1959.

Next to the mound there is a fascinating museum devoted to Tadeusz Kościuszko.

Read something about the Polish ‘hero’ – Tadeusz Kościuszko.

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