Warsaw Uprising Mound

  ul. Bartycka ,   Mokotów         more than a year ago
Standing at 121m dominating the skyline of Czerniaków (Mokotów district), the PW (Kotwica/Polska Walcząca - Fighting Poland) symbol is found on top of the mandmade Warsaw Uprising Mound (Kopiec Powstania Warszawskiego), made up entirely of rubble from the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, which was piled up here between 1945-50. For a long time, the mound was simply seen as a dumping ground, and it was only in 1994, for the 50th anniversary of the uprising, when the current PW monument, created by Eugeniusz Ajewski was added. For the 60th anniversary in 2004, the mound was tidied up, and a new set of stairs from ul. Bartycka was built leading to the top, with the lane lined with crosses being called 'aleja Godzina W' (our translation: 'W-hour avenue'), commemorating the moment the uprising kicked off on 01 August 1944 at 17:00, traditionally known as 'Godzina W' (Godzina wybuchu, from the Polish for 'hour of explosion'). From the top, you are greeted by a view of southern and western Warsaw. To get there, you can take a 10 min walk from Łazienki Park, or take buses 185 (from Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernika) or 187 (from Metro Politechnika or Pl. Na Rozdrożu near Łazienki Park) and get off at stop Bartycka 03 then walking along ul. Bartycka for 5 mins to get to the entrance to the park area.




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