Wanda Mound

Local nameKopiec Wandy
LocationKraków, Poland

Wanda Mound is a tumulus located in Mogiła in Kraków, Poland. The mound is 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 with a German. 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 or purpose.

The mound base, some 50 metres in diameter, is at 238 metres AMSL, 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 two kilometres 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.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanda_Mound

Address Kraków, Poland

Coordinates 50°4'33.086" N 20°3'40.77" E

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