Wanda Mound is a tumulus assumed to be the resting place of the legendary princess Wanda. According to one version of the story, she committed suicide by drowning in the Vistula river to avoid unwanted marriage. The mound is located close to the spot on the river bank where her body was found. Archaeological studies, conducted on site in 1913 and in mid-1960, did not provide any conclusive evidence of the mound's age and purpose.

The mound base, some 50 metres in diameter and its height is 14 metres. Unlike the other three mounds in Kraków, this one is not located on a natural hill.

The first written record of the mound comes from the 13th century. Within a mile of the mound-site in 1225 a monastery was built by the bishop of Kraków, Iwo Odrowąż, called the Mogiła Abbey, which is still active today. In 1860 it became a part of Austro-Hungarian fortifications, pulled down only in 1968-1970. In 1890 a monument designed by Jan Matejko was erected at the top.

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Artur Kaleta (4 months ago)
I had an opportunity to see all the Mounds in Krakow and I must admit this is the least appealing one. The location of the Kopiec makes it pretty hard to get there and this is the lowest of all 4 Mounds making the view not the best one. If I may rank these hills in Krakow I would put them in the following order: 1. Krakus 2. Kościuszki 3. Piłsudskiego 4. Wandy
M S (13 months ago)
Old, historical place (at least 700 years old) Mount. If you lucky with nice view on Nowa Huta. Area around is cool with few places to sit. Easy to reach on bike or by tram.
Michael Augusto (16 months ago)
The worst out of the 4 mounds in Kraków, but still worth a visit
Maxim K. (18 months ago)
Good destination to walk here. Interesting surrounding areas, like Nowa Huta entrance group and park with pond. In real Mound looks a little bit bigger than on photos.
Aleksandr Filippenko (21 months ago)
Quite nice place, smallest of all Krakow mounds, but vise great sightview. Little bit far placed, but not much people because of that. Best to get by trams, and go back bypass.
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