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The Kosciuszko Mound Traditional Geocache

Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache was originally created and hidden by Ania and Karl-Olav. It was adopted by elales in September, 2022.

[Original but outdated content: This cache, as well as many other caches in Poland, has also been registered at Gpsgames.org. Please consider registering your find here as well.]

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 Salwator or #101 from Os. Podwawelskie or Rondo Grundwalskie. However, it is much nicer to walk from the city-centre.

A web-site with information about the mound.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PL] Avfxb, ceml zhemr
[EN] Ybj, pybfr gb gur jnyy

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)