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Name: The Kosciuszko Mound
Owner: ogravdal
 
Country: Poland
Region: Malopolskie
Near: Lobzow
 
WGS84: N50° 03.331 E019° 53.539

 
Hidden: 2004-10-27
Cache type: regular
Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5
Environment: placed without permission
Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE00EE
 
Maps
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: Grinch, ogravdal
Ignores: 0
 

Description:

The cache is hidden close to a landmark on the top of a hill in Kraków.

Between 1820 and 1823 a 34-metre high mound was raised in memory of the Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who led an army of peasants to victory in the battle against the Russians at Raclawice.

An Austro-Hungarian fort was later constructed surrounding the mound, and today the place still has a special feeling connected to it. Although parts of this fortress are now in ruins, it contains a Hotel, the headquarters of the Polish radio-station RMF-FM, a cafe, restaurant and two museums.

From the top of the mound there is a great view of the city and although most tourists never go here, it is a must-see in Kraków.

The easiest way to reach the mound is by bus #100 from either Salwator or Rondo Grundwalskie. However, it is much nicer to walk from the city-centre.

This web-site shows some nice photos from the surroundings of the mound.

Hint:
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Edited: 2005-02-12 01:55:43 UTC

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