Favorite thing: The first Polish prince Mieszko I was christened nearby to Poznan in Gniezno in 966. Soon his son Boleslaw Chrobry was proclaimed as the king. He began the dynasty of Piasts which rolled the country almost three and a half century.
In those days Poznan was the main administrative and military center of the Polish state. Poznan was the capital of Poland till 1038 then the capital was moved to Krakow. Crafts actively developed there, and by the end of XIV century Poznan became the important center of European trade.
In Renaissance, thanks to its position on the Warta River and close to German border, Poznan was one of the main trade centers in Europe.
- Historical Travel
Adam Mickiewicz Square
Favorite thing: The Adam Mickiewicz monument was created by Wojtowicz and Wozniak in 1960.
There is also another monument: Poznanski Czerwiec 1956 monument, created by Graczyk and Wojciechowski in 1981 to commemorate the Poznan Uprising in June 1956, which was bloodly suppressed by communist rulers.
On the western side of the Adam Mickiewicz Square there is a Renaissance Collegim Minus building, created in 1910.
In this building the University's Auditorium, which is famous for its excellent accoustics and is also used as a concert hall, is situated.
On the eastern side there is a Prussiann neoromantic castle, which was built in 1905 -1910 for German emperor - Wilhelm II.
Today in the castle there are: theatre, cinema and offices of many institutions.
Parish Church 1
Favorite thing: Baroque Parish Church (St. Stanislaw Church) is a former Jesuits temple.
Building works started in 1649 (they were conducted by Poncino, Wasowski and Catenazzi), and the consecration took place in 1705.
Contemporary appearance is contribution of Pompeo Ferrari, who in years 1727 - 1937 created for example three most impressive altars, the front portal and the facade.
This church is one of the most precious historic monuments of Poznan.
Ostrow Tumski/St. Peter's and St. Paul's Cathedral
Favorite thing: 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.
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.
Old Market Square
Favorite thing: 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.
In this picture you can see some cultural activity with classical music on the street.
Watch as the clock strikes the hour...
Favorite thing: Watch as the clock on the City Hall in the Market Square strikes the hour. Mechanical goats appear and enact a charming little scene to amuse the audience gathered below to watch.
You can explore this splendid Renaissance City Hall, the Przemyslaw, the Fara Palaces and the many art museums, all in this small area of the city.
The market square is a lovely place to just sit and watch the world go by from one of the many open-air cafes and restaurants. Throughout the summer, there are also many fairs, markets and concerts taking place in the square.
Fondest memory: 1976 - our first visit back to Poland - and my 9-yr-old son's reaction on being introduced to a similarly aged Polish girl (Marcus spoke no Polish and she no English). Her name was Justyna, but as with all Polish names, there is a family diminutive used, so she was introduced to Marcus as Justynka (this is pronounced "You-Stink-A"). Marcus looked at her in amazement and said:
'YOU-STINK-A' she shouted.
'I WHAT?!?!?' cried Marcus, beginning to lose control.
'YOU-STINK-A. YOU-STINK-A,' we all loudly and clearly chorused together.
'YOU-STINK-A! YOU-STINK-A? WHO-STINK-A?' he spluttered helplessly, as tears of laughter rolled down his cheeks, and he squirmed between embarrassment, disbelief and amusement. And as my mother tried to translate and explain why he had turned into a gibbering idiot, we all ended up with tears of laughter rolling down our cheeks.
- Family Travel
Thinning on top? ...
Favorite thing: Check this out if you're worried about hair loss.
Chirugia Estetyczna Ortopedia
Hair Loss Treatment/Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
Located slightly outside Poznan, this clinic is gaining a worldwide reputation for providing the same standard of treatment as can be found in Western Europe or America, but for about one-third of the price.
Hair Clinic Poznan
ul. Staszica 20A
62-020 SWARZÊDZ k/Poznania - Nowa Wieœ
Tel: +48 61 818 7550
Fax: +48 61 818 7551
- Business Travel
Be here in June!!!!The Theatre...
Favorite thing: Be here in June!!!!The Theatre Festival MALTA takes place here!!!Many theatres from all over the world, every hour a different spectacle, a different story, a different world...
More info at www.malta-festival.com.pl
Visit the Old Market...
Favorite thing: Visit the Old Market Square
This is the centre of Poznan. In the middle you'll find the Town Hall, and surrounding lovely tenements. If you don't have a lot of time, just come here, sit in one of the cafes and feel the athmosphere of this magic place..
The Rynek was small, but very...
Favorite thing: The Rynek was small, but very colorful, and chock full of people outside the pubs enjoying the warm spring day. Poznan was a very warm, friendly, lively town. Here's a picture of the Ratusz.
Fondest memory: I was there on a day trip from Wroclaw while I was living there. It was just so nice to walk around town all day and just take in everything with no particular purpose.
Old Market Square with snow 1
Favorite thing: this is a must. go to Poland also in the winter time when its cold of course. Buildings are not going to look the same.
Visit Poznan International...
Favorite thing: Visit Poznan International Fair.
It takes place somewhere in June in the centre of the city (ul.G³ogowska).Companie from all over the world show their products and culture of their countries.
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