What to see in Poznan

 

Dendrorogical Garden in Poznan


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Dendrological Garden, covering the area of 4 ha, was established in 1920. Before World War II as many as 900 species and varieties of trees could be seen here. Since the Garden was open to the public, most of the vegetation had been devastated. Only about 200 species survived.

Botanical Garden in Poznan


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Botanical Garden, established in 1925, has been a public park and a university research institution. It is a perfect venue for relaxation after sightseeing the city. After walking along the paths to admire the 8,000 species typical of various climate zones from all over the world, one can sit on the benches and have...

Avana - climbing wall


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"Avana" is the world of climbing and recreation – The biggest modern climbing gym in Poznan. Here waiting for you are approximately 1000 square meters of climbing walls. Avana is open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 22:00.

Maltanka


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The Maltanka railway is supervised by MPK Poznan and it works from April till September/October. Older habitants of Poznan certainly remember first railway for children. Its opening took place on 22 July 1956. Because the railway was then assigned to ZHP (Polish Scouts Movement), it was called Scout Railway for...

Zoological Garden in Poznan


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Poznan is one of the few cities which boasts as many as two zoological gardens: the Old Zoological Garden and the New Zoological Garden. The Old Zoological Garden former, situated in Zwierzyniecka Street, dates back to 1871. Its origins are quite peculiar as they are connected with the Bowls Club members who used to...

Palm House in Poznan


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The Poznan Tropical Plants Exhibition (The Palm House) is the largest of its kind in Poland. The first green house with a total size of 534 sq meters was built in 1910-11. Between 1928-29 a construction three times this, reaching 1694 meters, was put up, but it was destroyed over the period 1939, 1945. After one...

Old Brewery in Poznan


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Over the past few years, Poznan has become famous for its modern commercial centres which, apart from meeting the basic consumption demand, fulfil a variety of municipal and cultural functions. Of all the modern multifunction malls in Poznan, Stary Browar (Old Brewery) is the most reputed one. It is one of the few...

Archbishop Palace in Poznan


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Some type of bishops' residence must have stood near the Cathedral from the time it was built. The earliest written reference to it comes from 1404 and mentions a structure erected by bishop Wojciech Jastrzebiec. The bishops' residence, repeatedly destroyed by wars or floods, has changed its architectural shape over...

Merchant's Houses in Poznan


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They are unique relics of early commercial architecture. As early as in the 13th century there used to be herring stalls here that also sold salt, candles and torches, as well as some every day items. In the late 15th and 16th centuries the wooden sheds were replaced with narrow, often single - window brick houses...

The City Walls in Poznan


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The walls surrounding the medieval city were erected around 1280 in the place of the wood and earthen fortifications built immediately after the settling. The new fortification had a roughly circular shape. The walls were some 1,700 metres long and they walled in an area of ca. 21 hectares. The wall rested on a...

Graveyard of Distinguished Residents of Wielkopolska region


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It is situated on the northern slope of St. Abelard's Hill (Wzgorze Sw. Wojciecha) and spans the area of 1.8 ha covered with beautiful old trees. It is one of the oldest graveyards in Poznan which was established in 1810 as the cemetery of St. Mary Magdalene's parish church. By the end of the 19th century, when the...

Prosperine fountain in Poznan


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Located in the Old Market Square, in front of the Town hall, it replaced a well from the beginning of the 17th century, one of four such wells in the square. The modifications were made in the years 1758-66. This Baroque sculpture in sandstone, whose subject matter harks back to the Greek mythology (it depicts the...

Old Market Square in Poznan


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The central square of the city established in 1253 on the left bank of the Warta River was designed on the base of a square with four 141 - metre sides. In terms of size, the square is the third biggest in Poland, losing only to the squares in Krakow and Wroclaw. Each side of the square has three streets running out...

Royal Castle in Poznan


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The residence started to be built in the mid-13th century by the Great Poland prince Przemysl I. Most probably the first structures built were an inhabited tower and farm buildings surrounded by a wooden pale. Later the princely residence was included inside the medieval city walls. There was also a wall that...

Imperial Castle in Poznan


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The monumental edifice that used to be a residence of the German emperor was built in the years 1904-1910 according to a design by Franz Schwechten, who apparently took on board many suggestions from Kaiser Wilhelm II himself. The castle was a pivotal element of "the castle district" projected as a visiting card of...

The Cathedral in Poznan


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The monumental edifice that used to be a residence of the German emperor was built in the years 1904-1910 according to a design by Franz Schwechten, who apparently took on board many suggestions from Kaiser Wilhelm II himself. The castle was a pivotal element of "the castle district" projected as a visiting card of...

Town Hall in Poznan


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Formerly seat of the city council, one of the most valuable Renaissance architecture monuments in central Europe. The earliest mention about it dates back to 1310. It must have been erected shortly before that, at the turn of the 13th century. Evidence of that is a keystone preserved in the cellar that bears the...

The Model of Former Poznan


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The model shows Poznan as it was presented in Braun-Hogenberg's picture of 1618. Its central part is covered by a town located on the left bank of Warta River, in the circle of medieval walls. Additionally, you can see a miniature of Ostrow Tumski, which is of great importance in the history of Poznan and Poland, as...

Poznan Historical Museum


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Since 1954, the Poznan Historical Museum has been located in the Town Hall, the old seat of the City Authorities. Originally built as a small one-story structure, the building dates back to the turn of the 13th century. In mid-16th century, the City Authorities entrusted its conversion to the Italian Architect Jan...

Etnography Museum in Poznan


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The Ethnography Museum is a branch of the National Museum in Poznan, belongs to the oldest Polish exhibition institutions that present the wealth of folk culture. Ethnography Museum in Poznan continues the tradition initiated in Wielkopolska in 1910 by the Poznan Folklore Society and is one of the oldest Polish...

Museum of Musical Instruments in Poznan


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The Ethnography Museum is a branch of the National Museum in Poznan, belongs to the oldest Polish exhibition institutions that present the wealth of folk culture. Ethnography Museum in Poznan continues the tradition initiated in Wielkopolska in 1910 by the Poznan Folklore Society and is one of the oldest Polish...

Armoured Weapon Museum in Poznan


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The Armoured Weapon Museum was established in 1963-1964. Initially, it was a place where the students had classes on building and operation of the armoured equipment, in which, at that time, the Polish Army was equipped.

Arecheological Museum in Poznan


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The origins of the Museum date back to September 23th, 1857 when the Department of Historical and Moral Sciences of the Poznan Society of the Friends of Sciences decided to establish the Museum of Polish and Slavic Antiquities. In 1923 the archaeological collections of this Museum were joined with a similar...
 
 
 

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