Poznan - Do & See
Magnificent buildings whose façades centuries ago witnessed the rising of a fledgling state, stand proudly and harmoniously embraced by the miracles of modern architecture, while the city’s many museums tempt passers-by with their rich collections.
The second largest church in Poznan after the cathedral is famous for its priceless 19th-century organ. It is also one of the best examples of Baroque architecture to be found in Poland and has been placed on UNESCO's world heritage list.
A monumental Neo-Roman structure designed to be the German emperor’s residence. Today it houses Poznan’s Cultural Centre, with exhibitions, workshops and concerts attracting huge crowds. In summer musical recitals take place in the courtyard in the open air, which provides a wonderful way to spend an evening.
This is a sizeable park in the grounds of former Prussian fortifications. It’s worth visiting just to see one of the many open-air exhibitions which are held here, or to pay homage at the graves of soldiers slain during the two World Wars.
If you missed the ski season you can make up for it here even on the hottest of summer days. This sports centre overlooking Lake Malta boasts a 150 metre artificial ski slope, a summer sledge run, golf lessons, as well as bicycle and rollerblade hire.
This is undoubtedly the most exotic place in Poznan, with examples of flora and fauna from the furthest flung parts of the world. One of the main tourist attractions is an aquarium with 170 species of fish.
Old Town Square
This medieval market square is surrounded by ornate buildings that were built by the guilds of the town. In the centre stands the most beautiful Renaissance town hall to be found north of the Alps, built to the design of an Italian architect, Jan Baptisto Quadro.
One of Poland’s top museums has an extensive collection of artefacts, among them a collection of Polish and European art spanning from the Middle Ages up to the present day.
This majestic Gothic structure towering over Ostrow Tumski is Poznan’s oldest heritage building. Its cavernous halls have borne witness to historic events of extraordinary grandeur from the very beginning of Poland’s existence as a kingdom, and it is here that many of Poland’s founders and first leaders are buried.