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    Bamber Museum

    by viddra Written Aug 2, 2015

    This is an interesting ethnographic museum that offers you a chance to find out more about the history and culture of the Bamber people, farmers from the Bamberg area.

    There's a timber house on the ground floor, with a garden and rooms with furniture and utensils.

    In the showcases upstairs there are photographs, pictures, documents and embroidered bonnets and scarves. There's also a collection of tools.

    Opening hours:
    10-14 Friday and Saturday

    Groups should be announced earlier.

    Free entrance!

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    The Museum of Musical Instruments

    by viddra Written Jul 29, 2015

    The Poznań museum founded in 1945 by Zdizsław Szulc is the only one of this kind in Poland.

    Thanks to numerous professional and folk musical instruments collected here from different parts of our planet, the visit can be a sort of musical trip around the world. There's a room dedicated to Chopin.

    Unfortunately, you can't hear any sounds or read any additional information about the instruments, and there are some very beautiful and unusual instruments that I personally wanted to listen to or find out more about them on the spot.

    Opening hours:
    Tue - Thu 9:00 - 15:00 (11:00 - 17:00, from 16th of June to 15th of September)
    Fri 12:00 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

    Admission fee, except on Saturday, when it's free!

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    The Henryk Sienkiewicz Museum

    by viddra Written Jul 29, 2015

    This museum is dedicated to the life and work of Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916), Polish winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905, best known for his works 'Quo Vadis' and 'In Desert and Wilderness'.

    Apart from the collections of the writer's novels, you can see his manuscripts and letters, the portraits of his family members, his writing desk and spectacles. There are also different multimedia presentations of Sienkiewicz's work, mostly in Polish.

    The museum was founded in 1978 by Ignatius Mos, one of Sienkiewicz's admirers. It is situated in a house built in 1553, once owned by Giovanni Baptiste Quadro, an Italian architect who created the City Hall.

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday-Friday: 9-17,
    Saturday: 9-16

    Admission fee, except on Saturday when it's free, even the audio guide!

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    The Historical Museum

    by viddra Updated Jul 29, 2015

    If you want to get to know Poznań, this should be your starting point.

    The Museum of the History of Poznań has been housed in the old town hall since 1954.

    In the cellar, once the prison, you can see the exhibits from the 13th century, when the people first settled in this area.

    The exhibits on the ground floor show the development of the city in the 16th century.

    The most valuable exhibits can be seen on the first floor, including a table clock with the city's coat of arms from 1575 and a globe from 1688. However, the biggest attraction here is the Great Hall with its decorated vaulted ceilings showing mythical creatures and gods.

    The second floor covers the 19th and 20th centuries, showing everyday objects, portraits of citizens and photographs.

    Working hours:
    Tuesday-Thursday: 9-15 (June-September: 11-17),
    Friday: 12-21,
    weekends: 11-18

    Admission fee, except on Saturday when it's free!

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    Picturesque square

    by viddra Updated Jul 28, 2015

    Believe it or not, the old town of Poznań was destroyed in WW2, but was rebuilt in the 1950s!

    This charming square is surrounded by colourful houses, including the oldest pharmacy (Stary Rynek 43), the museums of Henryk Sienkiewicz (Stary Rynek 84) and musical instruments (Stary Rynek 45-47), Działyński Palace crowned with a large eagle (Stary Rynek 78), Mielżyński Palace (Stary Rynek 91), the old town hall, now the historical museum (Stary Rynek 1), and numerous cafés and restaurants.

    The narrow merchant houses in the middle, the weighing house and the well with the old Bamber woman behind the town hall's entrance, the statue of St John of Nepomuk and the fountains of Neptune, Apollo, Mars and Proserpina around the square will definitely draw your attention, too.

    On sunny days, the square's very lively, with artists painting or playing, children running after pigeons, people chatting in cafés...

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    Adam Mickiewicz University

    by slaw.poz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Adam Mickiewicz University is located in the City of Poznañ and was established in 1919. Its original name was the Piast University.
    The Ceremony of bestowing the Honorary Degree upon those whom the University Senate has decided to so distinguish is always held in the University's Small Auditorium and all those present may enjoy looking at a famous painting entitled "The Foundation of the Lubrañski Academy in 1519" which has been hanging on the central wall of the Auditorium for quite some time. It was painted by our distinguished 19th century painter, Jan Matejko, in commemoration of the historic event of establishing an institution of higher education in Poznañ in the early part of the sixteenth century. This was the first successful attempt to found an institution of higher learning in Poznañ.However, since the year 1955 the University has been named after Adam Mickiewicz, our greatest Polish Romantic poet of the first half of the 19th century. Today, the University is unquestionably the largest University in Western Poland, which enjoys a very high appreciation on the part of the community of the Wielkopolska Region.

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    Steam train journey to Wolsztyn.

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    The PKP website [in english] gives times of trains between Poznan and Wolsztyn it states which are steam. I took the 09.23 steam from Poznan ,it arrived at Wolsztyn at 11.18. Wolsztyn is a small place not much to see although there is a steam museum, i took the next ordinary train back.

    Steam train at Poznan station. driver. old timetable board still in use.

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  • Shopping

    by dwjohnsonla Written May 22, 2006

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    Poznan is one of the largest and most historically important cities in Poland. Its city center area has many shops, cafes, museums, and historical monuments. It is also a thoroughly modern city which hosts many conventions and meetings throughout the year. It is a quick train ride from Berlin and a good place to get some shopping bargains and get a glimpse of Poland if your time is short.

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    ENJOY YOUR ..TEA and Cake!!

    by buna Written Oct 19, 2005

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    I discover this fantastic tea and coffe room with the delicious cakes!!
    The name is " VERANDA".
    There are two of them around "RYNEK" square.
    Friendly stylish enviroment with romantic colorfull decoration .
    Many tea tastes and coffees. choose your preferable cake and enjoy...!!!!

    VERANDA cafe
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    Cytadela Park - Poznan

    by slaw.poz Updated Feb 19, 2004

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    Cytadela Park - Poznan is a beautiful inner-city island of greenery.
    The latest work of Magdalena Abakanowicz, was raised in Poznan. This world - famous artist was for twenty-five years professor of the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts and will receive the first honorary doctorate of this academy. The multifugure sculpture consisting of 112 headless human figures cast in iron were placed in the Cytadela park. Although the park was once a military fortress and a part of it is now a military cemetery.

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    CITY - Fredro Sreet

    by slaw.poz Written Feb 18, 2004

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    Adam Mickiewicz University - The first institution of higher learning in Poznañ, was founded in 1519 by Bishop Jan Lubrañski.
    The University occupies over 50 different buildings of varying sizes, which are located in the city of Poznan. The main University buildings such as Collegium Minus, which houses the Rector's Office, the University Library, Collegium Chemicum, Collegium Historicum, Collegium Iuridicum,Maius, and Collegium Novum, are all located in the centre of the city.

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    City, Malta Lake

    by slaw.poz Updated Feb 18, 2004

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    Malta Lake - Central Europe`s first year-round synthetic ski centre opened in 1993. The main 150m artificial slope has a tow lift and chair lift and there`s a smaller bunny slope for beginners. Nearby are a 560m summer sled track and a climbing wall, and at the bottom of the main slope is a kids` playground. Skiing rates are 8-10zl per half hour, 16-20zl per hour and 24-30zl for 90 minutes. Group lessons are 30-35z³ Monday to Friday and 35-40zl on Saturday and Sunday. Bicycle rental is 7zl per hour, 11z³ for two hours, 15zl for three hours, and 18z³ for four hours.

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    Old Market by night

    by slaw.poz Written Feb 15, 2004

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    Museums around the Market Place:
    Archaeological Museum, Archdiocesan Museum, Ethnographics Museum, Museum of the History of Poznan City, Museum of
    Musical Instruments, Museum of the Literature of Henryk Sienkiewicz, Museum of Applied Art, Museum of Old Motorization, National Museum, Wielkopolska Military Museum

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    Old Market

    by slaw.poz Written Feb 15, 2004

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    The Old Market is the central point of located here in 1254 new city.
    Main point of the Old Market is Town Hall. Beside that you can admire interesting tenement houses, Bamberka well, old pillary, the fountain of Persephone and baroque figure of St. Jan Nepomucen.
    First Town Hall was built in the 13th century. However its appearance changed into the Renaissance one after huge fire of the city that took place in 1536.
    The new building was designed by an Italian architect J. B. Quadro from Lugano. It was ready in 1560 after 10 years of work.

    Interesting tourist attraction of the Poznan Old Town Hall are the billy-goats, which horn each other every noonday on the tower.

    Inside the Town Hall there is Museum of the History of Poznan City, where you can see historic monuments of Poznan from the 10th century.
    In the cellar there are remnants of the first Town Hall.

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    Cathedral - Ostrow Tumski

    by slaw.poz Written Feb 15, 2004

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    Today's appearance of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Cathedral dates from the 14th century, but the first wooden cathedral church was ready in 968.
    In the crypt there are some pre-Romanesque and Romanesque remnants of the oldest temples as well as the tombs of the first rulers of Poland (Mieszko I and Boleslaw Chrobry).

    There are also many other valuable historic monuments, as main altar from 1512 or pulpit from 1720.
    Ostrow Tumski is an island among water of river Warta and Cybina.
    This is the oldest part of Poznan city and the place where, as legend says, Poznan was founded.
    Archeological research has proved that the foundation took place in the 10th century.

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