ul Szewska 2, Poznan, Central Poland, 61-760, Poland
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28 june I will go to Poznan for 10 days. Would like to do some shoping there as city is great for that. Where can I buy good clothes and shoes of Polish brands? (not Reserved, Cropp town --> they are also in my country).
Also interested in Polish made kitchen appliances - mixers, cordless kettles etc (for example "Zelmer")?
In Poznan good place for shopping is Stary Browar. Polish goods you can reach in many boutics in downtown. I have checked your home page - you are so close to Poland, you will find the shops just easy.
Good shoe polish mark - Lasocki,Rylko,Gino Rossi
Travel Tips for Poznan
The centenary stagnation of the city began with the Swedish invasion in 1655. Northern war and epidemic of plague reduced the number of its inhabitants from 20 to 5 thousand. Wars weakened Poland. In the end of XVIII century its western part was attached to Prussia. In 1815 Poznan became the capital of the Poznan Princedom.
The development of the city was stopped during annexations time while Poznan was attached to Prussia and its name was changed into Posen.Revolts flashed in Poznan many times. In 1848 during the revolt against Prussian domination insurgents suffered defeat.
Independence was brought only by the Great Polish revolt in December of 1918. In 1940th the city strongly suffered from bombings. The Soviet armies took it in January of 1945, but during two months it was necessary to beat out fascists from the old Prussian citadel.
City of business and trade
Poznan is important centre of economy in Poland and Central Europe. Agencies and headquarters of companies and banks locate in Poznan centre. Becouse of that lots of new modern buildings were built in the city, also high-rise buildings.
There is a pillory nearby to the building of the Town Hall and trading houses. Criminals were punished there and they were exposed to everybody. Iron circuits were attached to the stone column and swindlers were put there. They were publicly punished and executed.
In 1592 authorities made such a decision: it was necessary to beat a whip at a pillory gamblers who swindled during game then they were cut off an ear... It is curious, that the column was constructed on the penalties collected from dandies who liked to dress up more magnificently, than their public position them allowed.
Pack an extra bag or two. Poznan is a great shopping centre, and if you go to the Trade Fair, you come away with so many freebies, you'll need extra bags to cope with it all. Film and developing is expensive in Poland, so I recommend you bring as much as you think you will need.
Wolsztyn - small town not far...
Wolsztyn - small town not far from Poznan with the Europe's only working steam locomotive shed!
Travelling by a steam-pulled regular train from Poznan to Wolsztyn or from Zbaszynek to Leszno is unforgettable. Steam locos go all year round except for ... vacation months (July and Aungust), when the fire risk is too high.