Poznan Travel Guide

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Poznan Things to Do

  • The Dzialynski Palace.

    On the western side of the Old Town Square, at the beginning of Ulica Franciszkanska, sits the Dzialynski Palace, erected in 1773 - 87 in Baroque style. Its classical facade is topped with richly decorated sculptures. In the middle on top of the roof is a statue of a pelican with outstretched wings. Today, the palace houses various divisions of the...

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  • The Franciscan Church.

    The beautiful yellow Franciscan Church was erected in 1674 - 1728 in late Baroque style. Its interior is adorned with wall paintings and rich stucco works. The local monk Adam Swach made the paintings while his brother Antoni made the sculptures.

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  • Remainigs of the castle.

    The castle was built in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 16th, extended in the 18th and destroyed in 1945. It has partly been built up again and from 1963 it serves as a museum.

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Poznan Restaurants

  • A local pub in Poznan

    I was visiting Poznan in August and looking for a place to have an evening drink. I was walking along Zydowska ulica, when I heard POLISH (contemparary) music coming out through the door, so I entered & was made welcome by the bar maid, who was a student and spoke/understood English. I tried the local beer, Midowe Lubiskie & Specjal Jasny Pelny,...

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  • Brovaria

    Brewery restaurant and also our hotel, so, guaranteed a visit! Having to pass by one of the bars to reach our room proved impossible to us most times, actually several visits!Anyway it's a smart place with several areas to choose from, particularly enjoyed the upstairs part ourselves.Food we tried was pretty good, Mrs B loved the mushrooms as ever...

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  • Pirogi heaven!

    Pretty much everything on the menu here is pierogi, now that's good for us!Both had fantastic meals here, I didn't know there were so many fillings to choose from, finally went for chicken curry, lovely!Very busy on our Sunday evening visit, so, looks a very popular lpace and rightly so, enjoyed ourselves here.

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Poznan Nightlife

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  • Refreshingly Different

    A nice bar, right on the rynek, that is NON-SMOKING. Not too expensive, and you can often listen to live jazz or blues. There's a CD store that is open during the day. Good selection, good music, and comfortable seats make this place my favorite place in the rynek. Come as you are

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  • Deep

    Good nightclub in one of Poznan old town cellars. There 2-3 rooms. In one dancefloor with music - dj playes. Bar, comfortable sitting places. Good atmospheare.Buing 2 beers get 1 or 2 for free or something like that. No shorts, t-shorts

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  • Rock 'n Roll

    Lizard King is a popular bar / music venue that takes its music theme seriously. Not only does it have some of the loudest bands in Poznan their drink menu reads like a list of rock & roll hall of fame Be Cool

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Poznan Transportation

  • The "L"-line serving the airport.

    The bus serving the airport is the one called "L" (L for "Lotnisky" = "airport" in Polish) which has it's end stop at the railway station, Dworzec Glówny. It leaves from outside the airport at 05.20, and after that 15 minutes past the hour until 22.15 EVERY day. It leaves from the station at 05.00, 05.45, 06.45, 07.45, 08.50, 09.45 until 17.45,...

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  • Public transportation.

    Tickets to the public transports has to be purchased before entering the bus or tram, you can not buy them on board at all. There are tickets valid for 15, 30 or 60 minutes and they are valid only for one journey, so if you have to change vehicle a new ticket has to be used. Very important is to punch the ticket as soon as you have come into the...

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  • Airport

    Reasonably simple airport to negotiate, everything worked very smoothly fo us, why can't we do the same in the UK?Anyway bus #58 runs to Rondo Kaponiera, buy a 30 minute ticket, then a short tram ride or maybe 15 minute walk into the old town.There's a lovely restaurant at the airport too, Sami Swoi was the name I believe, good food and a view of...

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Poznan Shopping

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  • Stary Browar Shopping Mall

    The Stary Browar (Old Brewery) is both a shopping mall and an interesting sight. The history of the old brewery dates back to the middle of the 19th century when it was built by Ambrosius Hugger.In November 2003 the building complex was opened as a mall after extensive renovations. Besides numerous shops, it is also home to many restaurants and...

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  • Good shoping centre in Piatkowo district

    Good shoping-entertainment centre located in Piatkowo district. Good location of the centre does easy way to get there. Nice modern building, moving staircases/escalators, two floors with shops, cafes, cinema, club, bowling etc. Good choice of:Men's ClothesWomen's ClothesChildren's ClothesShoesSporting GoodsToys and GamesFood and Drink etc.Good...

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  • Shop like the locals!

    If you can't find something you want in this large outdoor market, well, you're just too boring. :)From clothing to flowers to fresh meat and eggs to organic produce to knock-off perfumes to shoes to jewelry and accessories, to electronics, to antiques this market has it all! There's even tables of second-hand items- not limited to clothing. If...

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Poznan Local Customs

  • Polish Money: Zloty

    Although Poland joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is divided into 100 Grosz. There are plans that Poland might introduce the Euro as official currency in 2013.

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  • Public toilets

    It is customary in Poland that ladies toilets show a circle or the words "dla pan", whereas gents toilets show a triangle or the words "dla panow". This can be quite confusing when only the signs are shown on the toilet doors, which sometimes happens especially in restaurants.Public toilets usually charge anything between 1 and 2 Zloty, so just...

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  • Polish beer

    Poland is famous for a vodka-drinking tradition. Nevertheless, there are some really tasty Polish beers. The most popular beer in Poznan seems to be the locally brewed Lech beer. The history of beer production in the Poznan area dates back to the 15th century, although the brand name "Lech" was only established in 1992.Another well know beer brand...

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Poznan Warnings and Dangers

  • Be aware of distractions in crowds!

    Every day at noon crowds gather in the Old Market Square to watch the goats ram heads on top of the city hall. It's a Poznan tradition, you really must check it out. But be careful! While you (and 99% of the others) are looking up, it's an opportune time to get pick-pocketed. Hold your purses and bags close to you and don't have loose items in your...

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  • Closed restaurants at Easter

    Although we knew that Poland is a very Catholic country, we were quite surprised that all Polish restaurants and even many other places were closed at the Easter weekend. The choice was limited to a very small number of international restaurants at the Stary Rynek (Old Market Square).What surprised me the most, was the fact that even Mc Donalds was...

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  • Get them away!

    During expectation in an automobile jam in Poznan there was the following incident. The Polish youth earns on a highway by washing windows of cars standing in jams. Usually they approach to the car and ask the permission to wash a frontal window. If the permission is received, within one minute they wash a window and receive quite deserved money....

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Poznan Tourist Traps

  • Modern buildings spoil impression

    In the southern part of Stary Rynek and in the central part of the square, there are two buildings constructed in a modern manner. In my opinion they strongly deform medieval shape of the beautiful square. Cloth shops and an arsenal were settled down there in the medieval ages, but it was not possible to restore them in a protogenic view because of...

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  • Taxi's (Warsaw)

    Do not take a taxi from someone in the airport / train station with a sign. They will most likely charge you double if the hear that you're a foreigner. If you're staying at a hotel I would recommend that you have the hotel call the taxi for you. Also, negotiating a price is recommended. In Warsaw the airport posted the "friendly" taxi cab...

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  • Tipping

    Tipping is now common in restaurants and service has improved greatly over the last few years. 10-15% is an average estimate, if your service is good.BUT, and this is a warning, when you hand over your money to the waiter/waitress, DO NOT SAY THANK YOU. If you do, you are implying that they should keep the change, and they do. My son was stung like...

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Poznan What to Pack

  • Free map and brochures

    The Tourist Information Offices in Poznan are very well equipped with all sorts of free brochures and maps.We got a helpful free map straight away at the airport information desk. Besides the main sights it also included information about the public transportation network. Another excellent brochure is the latest edition of the free guide The...

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  • In Your Pocket Guide

    I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides. They are usually an excellent resource for information about travels to Eastern or Central European cities. So I purchased the latest edition of the "Poznan - In Your Pocket guide" at the Tourist Information Office for 5 Zloty. It not only provides helpful basics, but also many off...

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  • Packing List

    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.

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Poznan Off The Beaten Path

  • Church of St. Adalbert.

    The present-day Gothic edifice was built in the first half of the 15th century, but the history of the Church of St. Adalbert (Kosciol Swietego Wojciecha) goes back to the time before Poznan got its town rights. The church's interior is covered with Secessional polychromy from 1911 - 13 (pic #2-4). The high altar contains a late Gothic relief...

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  • Corpus Christi Church.

    The Corpus Christi Church once belonged to a monastery which was founded in 1399. The construction of the church was finished in 1470 but renovations were performed in the Baroque period. The Gothic elevations and Baroque gable and tower are preserved in the original state. The church was once an important pilgrimage destination.Unfortunately it is...

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  • Bernardine Church of the Franciscans.

    This church seems to have many different names: it is also known as The Franciscan Father's Church as well as St. Francis of Assissi Church. However on the maps is says Kosciól Bernardynów sw. Franciszka Serafickiego and you'll find it in the Bernardynski Square close to Ul. Garbary, a main street.It was originally built in 1473 in the Gothic style...

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Poznan Sports & Outdoors

  • Warta Poznan

    A chance to see a game in the City stadium that will be host to three games in Euro 2012.We joined less than 1000 others to see Warta vs Sandecja Nowy Sącz in the second tier of Polish football.A 2-1 win for the visitors and a reasonably entertaining game at a price of just 8zl, I'm sure prices will be higher for the Euro games.The stadium is...

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  • Stadium Miejski

    The Stadium Miejski (Municipal Stadium) is the home gound of the Polish 1st league football team Lech Poznan. The stadium was finished in 1980, but during our visit in April 2009 it was under massive construction for the Euro 2012, which will be held in Poland and Ukraine. For this event the current stadium capacity of 24.200 will be extended to...

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  • Winter sports in Malta ski

    In Poznan you can enjoy for example snowboarding also in summer. Malta sport/rest centre offers great possibilities of winter sports. There is a ben/mountain with a guide rail for bobsley. Another part of ben is organized for skiing, snowtubing etc.. Special cover is there that fills for snow in summer. Ben is equiped with a lifts.Great place also...

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  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Poznan by night

    Most of Poznan's main sights are beautifully illuminated at night. Among them are of course most buildings on the Old Market Square, like the Old Town Hall and the Dzialynski Palace.Other worth seeing buildings at night include the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Imperial Castle and the University Aula.

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  • Citadel Park

    The Citadel Park (Park Cytadela) is Poznan's largest park. It is situated north of the city centre and can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot or by several tram lines (e.g. #3, #4, #10).If entering the Citadel Park from the south (al. Niepodleglosci), you will see a grand staircase leading to a Soviet Obelisk. It is dedicated to the Red Army...

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