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The monument reminds about victory in a battle which was fought on July 15th 1410 during the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War. The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Władysław II Jagiełło and Grand Duke Vytautas, decisively defeated...More
The Battle of Grunwald (1410) is regarded as one of the most important in the history of Poland/Lithuania and this impressive monument which depicts individuals in heroic pose was erected in celebration of the 500th anniversary (1910). It was destroyed by the Germans during World...More
Located on the Royal Road near the Barbican, the monument commemorates the Polish-Lithuanian victory against the Teutonic knights in the Battle of Grunwald. An equestrian statue of the King of Poland sits atop a tapering rectangular pedestal which stands on a tiered base. Around the...More
Was walking around the edge of old town Krakow when I saw this off side street. Beautiful statue commemorating the battle of Gruwald. Just requires a few minutes and is just a short distance off the green belt that encircled old town Krakow.
I decide to visit this monument after visiting the Barbican. The monument included other figures that were beautifully sculpted.
Took pictures of this monument. Note that at this location is an excellent place to take pictures of the Barbican.
Although it was really close to our hotel, right behind the corner, we almost missed this magnificent monument. Impressively well sculpted figures with authentic appearance of those days. A memorial to all the fallen. Highly suggest to invest at least a few minutes and visit...More
This monument is strikingly different from those erected today after a victorious war. There are no angels with bowed heads, weeping mothers holding dead sons, or soldiers kneeling over their dead companions. This monument glorifies the Polish victory over their enemy, the Teutonic Knights in...More
This dramatic monument celebrates the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, when Poland and Lithuania defeated the German-Prussian Teutonic Knights. The Polish and Lithuanian alliance was led by King Władysław II Jagiełło and Grand Duke Vytautas, while the Teutonic Knights leader, was Grand Master Ulrich von...More