Poznan Travel Guide

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Poznan Things to Do

  • Stroll around old town.

    The old town is a nice place to stroll about and take refreshment.-The old town was destroyed in WW2 .and then rebuilt, as near as possible to previous.archetecture. One of the oldest cities in Poland ,it served as capital city for a short time in the 13th century.

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  • Take a ride.

    A good way to see Poznan is take a ride on a open carriage pulled by horses.from central square Poznan.--Poznan is situated on the Warta river.in west- central Poland.It is one of Polands oldest cities.

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  • Bamber Museum

    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...

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  • The Museum of Musical Instruments

    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...

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  • The Henryk Sienkiewicz Museum

    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...

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  • The Historical Museum

    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...

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  • Picturesque square

    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...

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  • Adam Mickiewicz University

    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...

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  • Steam train journey to Wolsztyn.

    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.

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  • Shopping

    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...

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  • ENJOY YOUR ..TEA and Cake!!

    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...!!!!

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  • Cytadela Park - Poznan

    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...

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  • CITY - Fredro Sreet

    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,...

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  • City, Malta Lake

    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,...

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  • Old Market by night

    Museums around the Market Place:Archaeological Museum, Archdiocesan Museum, Ethnographics Museum, Museum of the History of Poznan City, Museum ofMusical 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

    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...

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  • Cathedral - Ostrow Tumski

    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...

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  • Fredro Street

    Aleksander Fredro Street is situated in the city centre. You can see there Saviour's Church and Collegium Minus.

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Poznan Restaurants

  • After shopping break!

    I dropped by after a few hours of shopping. It was quite a pleasant and relaxing experience. Coffee and cake - there also seems to be a good selection of food and drink available.

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  • Eating In

    I dined alone in the hotel, due to my colleagues being delayed. It was a pleasant experience, even if the restaurant was busy with several conference groups eating as well as holding their event in the hotelGood service, and great experience. excellent salads and a wonderful steak.the chef's appetiser was spicy soup with an almond!

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  • Brewery, Hotel and Restaurant

    A few colleagues and I were visiting our offices in Poznan. It was a rather cold and snowy Wednesday evening and we made a visit to Brovaria.It is an old city townhouse on the city square. It is home to a brewery, hotel and a restaurant. It gave an excellent menu and wonderful service. I paid the bill, and on checking when my credit card bill...

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Poznan Transportation

  • Taxi from Airport

    Grabbed a taxi from the hotel taxi stand. Cost about 55zl to our hotel which was next to the old zoo by the world trade center. Taxis are everywhere around the old square. A friend that lives there says taxis are really cheap so if you don't feel like walking just grab a cab. We walked about ten minutes to the train station with our rolling...

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  • PKP RAILWAY STATION

    I travelled to and from Poznañ by train. The journey time from Warsaw was slightly more than 2 hours. The service was good, comfortable and you can get a coffee and dinner on the train.The station has a lot of services and shops available to the traveller.

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Poznan Shopping

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    Stary Browar: A somewhat impressive shopping centre!

    by gordonilla Written Feb 22, 2014

    I found the centre to be a wonderful experience - there were many shops and restaurants. It was excellent and I was in fact able to buy what I needed - some trousers!

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Poznan Local Customs

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    Beer drinking [ also tea ].

    by alectrevor Written Sep 12, 2008

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    Beer is a good price in Poznan, there was a large openair drinking area in the centre of town when i was there. By the way, Poles seem to drink a lot of TEA.

    Warka brand. Openair drinking area with concerts & tv football

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Poznan Warnings and Dangers

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    Weather conditions

    by armi235 Updated Dec 23, 2004

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    Weather in poznan is typically for all this Great Poland ( pol. wiekopolska) region. Light- to medium weights are worn during warmer months. Medium- to heavy weights are needed during winter. However do not forget that rainwear is advisable all year. Today I forgot about it :(.

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Poznan Sports & Outdoors

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    Poznan Marathon

    by slaw.poz Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    The Poznan Marathon is a fantastic event with 3 000 runners from all over the world. The 6th edition of the Poznan Marathon on October 2005 will be an exciting race.
    The Poznan Marathon is one of the major sporting events in Poland.

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