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Poznań is a beautiful and fascinating city, where history intertwines with modern times in an unusual way. It is the city where almost 1,100 years ago the Polish state emerged. Mieszko I made Poznan the first capital of Poland. Poznan remains the capital of Wielkopolska. The main reason for visiting Poznan are the hundreds of fairs and sporting competitions held here. You can also admire high-class historical buildings which represent a whole range of art styles that can be found throughout Poland, from high-quality Roman style architecture to Art Nouveau and hypermodern buildings of the 21st century.
Poznań / © Dariusz Zaród │Polish Tourist OrganisationOpen-air exhibition in Poznań / © Polish Tourist OrganisationPoznań / © Polish Tourist Organisation
Poznań University / © Polish Tourist OrganisationBamberka Fountain in Poznań / © Janusz Leśniak │Polish Tourist Organisation Poznań - Old Marketplace with the city hall / © Maciej Rawluk │Polish Tourist Organisation
City Hall in Poznań / © Dariusz Zaród │Polish Tourist OrganisationCity Hall in Poznań / © Maciej Rawluk │Polish Tourist Organisation

Poznań is home to active people who also like to have fun. The Poznań City Card is a discount card that allows you to plan every evening and participate in dozens of smaller and larger events that take place across the city. One of the most popular sightseeing routes and the place where numerous events take place is the so called Royal Empire Route. Poznań was both the capital of Poland and the residence of the rulers of the German Empire; therefore in the centre of the city on St. Martin Street you can still see theKing’s Residential Palace built in the years 1905-1913. It was the residence of His Highness, Emperor Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern. On Zamkowa Street, in the vicinity of the Marketplace, is the former residence of the Kings of Poland. It’s worth visiting  an important historical centre and a vibrant centre of trade, industry, and education.

Poznań (also known by other names) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). Located by the Warta River, it is one of the oldest cities in Poland, making it an important historical centre and a vibrant centre of trade, industry, and education. It’s worth visiting the oldest part of the city called Ostrów Tumski, a neighborhood established in the Middle Ages around the streets of the Old Marketplace, with its large Renaissance city hall. Details of the history of this charming place are available on the website of the City Council and is available in three languages. 

Contemporary Poznań is an excellent place for business. In a city of 565,000 citizens there are over 133,000 students. In the evenings they fill countless pubs, cafes, clubs and cinemas. The city hosts numerous international festivals, concerts, museum and gallery exhibitions as well as performances, presentations and galas. A magnificent venue for these various events is the area next to the canoe race track, known as ‘Malta’, which also boasts a ski slope. St. Martin’s Days (Dni Świętomarcińskie) are a particularly interesting event – it is a rural festival in memory of St. Martin, the patron of the city.

Since 2005 the International Handball Grundfos Cup takes place in Poznan. The International Tennis Porsche Open which is held here is attended by the world’s best tennis players. The Tour de Pologne has passed through Poznan since 2006.  World-class competitions in rowing and canoeing are also regularly held here. It is also one of the cities which will help organise EURO 2012. The city lies on the outskirts of beautiful lakelands preserved within the Wielkopolska National Park. The park can be also be visited by bike.


Poznań: Location

Poland GPS latitude/longitude: 52.39571 , 16.92993


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