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.
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.
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.
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...!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
13th Century - In 1253, Przemysl, Prince of Wielkopolska, bestows Magdeburg Law rights to the town of Poznan. A regular street sytem is laid out around a central marketplace and a castle is added to the fortifications. Trade increases. The city has a coat of arms by 1295, the year in which Przemysl is crowned king of Poland.
Aleksander Fredro Street is situated in the city centre. You can see there Saviour's Church and Collegium Minus.