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Poznan Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Poznan?
Poznan is a much overlooked city, the fifth largest in Poland and found to the west of the centre of the country. It was the original capital of Poland and is said by many to be the defining factor in the creation of the country. Poznan retains its medieval charm despite the ravages of the Second World War and this is now slowly being utilised to attract tourists to the city. The city is also said to have the last operational commercial passenger steam railway in the world.
What’s the Easiest way to get to Poznan?
Ryanair operates four routes from the UK to Poznan whilst Wizzair adds another, meaning that curious visitors can travel direct to the city. The airport is three miles west of the city with easy transport between the two. Local buses and taxis form some of the ways to get to the centre but it’s hard to beat the convenience of collecting a pre-booked hire car upon arrival. Details on how to arrange this can be found on this page.
What are the Must See Sights of the City?
The most important of all is Ostrow Tumski, or Cathedral , where the city was said to have been founded after three brothers were reunited on the island after years apart. Today it is a quiet religious place where you’ll be likely to see monks walk through the street; quite fitting for the place where Poland was converted to Christianity. Once you’ve looked around the island’s ecclesiastic buildings which include Poland’s oldest cathedral, set off to find the Old Town Square surrounded by historic buildings and landmarks that were lovingly restored or recreated after the destruction of World War II. There you’ll find the Gorka Palace and the King’s castle, two of the most majestic buildings in the city.
What are Evenings Like Spent in Poznan?
There are many theatres in the city if you fancy a show but there are so many festivals held there – over fifty at the last count- that you are likely to want to spend time at those. Dozens of excellent restaurants crowd the old town with the most unusual being the Dark Restaurant where meals are served and eaten in total darkness in an attempt to heighten the lesser used senses of smell, taste and touch.
30/05/12 - Until the 28th August, you can catch an absorbing exhibition at the Archaeological Museum. The History of Games. Art of Competition shows how games developed as a pastime but also have a deeper significance in terms of human development. Weekdays, you'll have to pay for entry but on Saturday it's free.