Poznan Old Town Walk

Poznan is one of the oldest cities in Poland with prestigious universities and beautiful architecture. It is worth mentioning that in Poznan, world-class competitions in rowing and canoeing are regularly organized on the race track at the Malta Lake. The city is usually associated as an important business center with the biggest trade fair in the whole country. Yet, in the past few years, it has also become a popular destination for city breaks, especially after hosting the UEFA European Championship in 2012. The Old Market is a must see on the map of Poznan – it is a great example of the Renaissance style. We encourage you to stroll down the narrow but charming streets, admire the colorful tenement houses and not miss the tourist attraction which you can observe at the City Hall – the display of two goats butting their heads twelve times everyday at noon. Poznan also has its own dialect and traditional cuisine which you should try. We recommend this tour if you do not have much time for discovering the capital of the Greater Poland region but would like to listen about the long, interesting history and see its most significant monuments.

We offer private guided walking tours of Poznan Old Town on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. meeting our private city guide in chosen language at your hotel at chosen time (if your hotel is located too far from Old Town, we suggest a meeting point in the centre or at additional cost we can provide private transfer service)
  2. walking tour of Old Town in Poznan up to 2 hours total that includes all important sites of this district of the city:
  • Old Market Square – the heart of the city full of historical monuments, cafes and restaurants
  • Town Hall – built in the 16th century by Giovanni Battista Quadro of Lugano – known as the pearl of the Renaissance in Poland; here you will see the main attraction of Poznan – the show of mechanical goats fighting with each other just above the clock
  • New Synagogue – located on Wroniecka Street; it survived the war by being converted into a swimming pool and rehabilitation centre for Wehrmacht officers
  • Bamber Monument – this iconic monument commemorates the Bambers, poor Catholic farmers from Bavaria who came to Poznan in the early 18th century to help rebuild villages devastated by war and plague
  • Parish Church of St. Stanislaus – known as the Fara Church; a stunning, very impressive Baroque church with an enchanting interior with the wealth of forms and lavish decor
  • colorful merchant houses, which were once used for trade purposes; in the Middle Ages, makeshift wooden stalls were erected here where herrings, salt, binders, torches, candles and other commodities were sold
  • Former Jesuit Church and College – the Jesuits came to Poznan in the 16th century and built monastery, church and school
  • Palace of the Dzialynski Family – a Baroque palace built in 1773 – 1776 which belonged to one of the most prominent families in whole Greater Poland region (sightseeing from the outside only)
  • Guardhouse – 18th century building of the municipal guard which in the inter-war period, served as a garrison jailhouse (sightseeing from the outside only)
  • Przemyslaw Hill – slightly elevated part of the Old Town; on the top of the hill there is a newly rebuilt Royal Castle – the former residence of King Przemysl II; from here you can enjoy a very nice panoramic view of the city
  • Freedom Square – once the heart of the city; favourite spot of the upper classes for strolls and coffee; originally named Wilhelmsplatz (William’s Square) in honour of King Frederick William III of Prussia; in 2012 Freedom Square’s most recognizable landmark was unveiled – the Freedom Fountain

*During the tour you will also have a chance to taste the St Martin’s Croissant – the most famous traditional regional product of Poznan which is very tasty.

Whole tour lasts up to 2 hours

Prices:

  • 350 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 180 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 120 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 90 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 80 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 70 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • service of professional private city guide in chosen language for up to 2 hours walking sightseeing tour of Poznan Old Town

This private tour is available in following languages:
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian and others

*some languages may be subject of availability and prices can vary

*If you are a fan of Poznan’s traditional snacks – the St. Martin’s Croissants’, we can extend this tour and make a reservation in the Poznan Croissant Museum in which you can learn how they are made and listen to the history of this product. Please kindly inform us in advance so we can book the tickets earlier.

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