Looking for a viewing point in Krakow?
Krak Hil is a fantastic spot in the middle of the city, and completely free!
Legend has it that Krak Hill is the tomb of King Krak, the founder of the city. The people of the city supposedly erected a hill out of gratitude for his reign of justice. The Wanda Hill, approximately 10 km from Krak Hill is said to have been erected for his daughter Wanda.
Krak Hill is 16 meters high and has a footprint of 60 meters.
It is right of the Vistula in the Podórze district and part of the Krzemionki elevation. It is one of the oldest structures in the city and was probably raised in the 8th century.
Archaeologists found a brass clasp buried under the hill that seems to prove that date. Other scholars theorized that the hill could have been connected to the astronomical calendar of the Celts. His position on Wanda Hill is supposed to prove their theories.
Others pointed out that possibly the hill could have played a role in Slavic burial rites. But no one knows for sure.
Scenic viewpoint in Krakow
If the weather is nice the view right upon arrival on the lawn beneath the hill is already quite stunning.
To get even higher to the top of the hill, one only has to follow the little path that spirals all the way up.
Once on top of the hill, it is noticeable that the top is not a naturally shaped crest. It is an even surface. The view from here over the city is wonderful. From Nova Huta to Wawel; there is plenty to discover! The view from the top is quite amazing!