Kraków Mounds

The five mounds make Kraków an absolute record-breaker in this field.

Kraków Mounds
Photo Bogusław Świerzowski /

The oldest are the mounds of Krakus (King Krak) and Wanda, the mound of Tadeusz Kościuszko is much younger, though the most popular, the Józef Piłsudski Mound, is the largest, and the youngest and smallest is the John Paul II Mound. There used to be a sixth mound, of Esterka, mistress of King Casimir the Great (Kazimierz Wielki), who according to legend leapt out of a window straight into a local pond on hearing news of the king’s infidelity. Currently, its place is taken by the Stadium of WKS Wawel football club.

Name of the institution Category of institution
John Paul II Mound
ul. Księdza Pawlickiego 1 Kraków
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Józef Piłsudski Mound
Kopiec Piłsudskiego Kraków
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Kościuszko Mound
Kopiec Kościuszki 1 Kraków
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Krakus Mound
Kopiec Krakusa Kraków
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Wanda Mound
Kopiec Wandy Kraków
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