Poznan

Freedom Mound

  ul. Wiankowa ,   Lake Malta         more than a year ago

Walk along ul. Majakowskiego until you reach Freedom Mound. Work on this man-made hillock began on May 3, 1919 with workers from across Poland volunteering to take part in its construction. It was built to celebrate the success of the Wielkopolska Uprising and was typical of the Polish tradition of marking important events or people by building similar mounds elsewhere in the country. Completed in 1922, the Nazis could not wait to destroy this symbol of Polish victory when they arrived in 1939 and promptly levelled it. In 1982 plans were unveiled to rebuild it from scratch and work began four years later. It is still unfinished and the plan is to build it up to a height of 30m above the surrounding land to a level of 107 metres above sea level. Until then it is closed to the public but with its location next to the ski slope and toboggan run it is there for you to admire.

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05.11.2014
Aliha

Freedom Mound is looking an awesome place. I have never seeb it before it in my life and even never heard about it. I am glad to read about it through your blog because I am a tourist and I like to read about the different monuments and architectures and I must say this blog is very helpful for all tourists and history lovers because it offers all detail about this place.
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