Poznan: World War II Tour

Poznan, just like many other cities in Poland, was under the German occupation and suffered severe damage during World War 2. The Old Market Square in Poznan was destroyed in 90% but fortunately it was successfully reconstructed in the 50’s and 60’s. If you decide to book this tour, we will take you to interesting places in Poznan, related to events of those cruel times. You will hear some stories about the brave people who fought for their country and freedom and have an opportunity to see the impressive equipment used by the Polish Army during the war.

We offer private Poznan World War 2 tours on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel at chosen time
  2. short drive to the the remains of the harbor wharf – associated with the Bollwerk action- one of the biggest actions of the Polish underground – a military action taken on the night of February 20 to February 21, 1942 by units of the Home Army in Poznan against the German troops; Twelve Home Army soldiers and five residents of Chwaliszewo set fire to the warehouses of the Third Reich in the river port, where food and military uniforms were stored
  3. short drive to the Soldiers’ House (here we will be up to 30 min.) – a modernist building in the center of Poznan which was the old seat of the Gestapo; it was a cultural and entertainment facility for non-commissioned officers and soldiers (cinema, dining room, library, reading room)
  4. approx. 20 min. drive to Fort VII (here we will be for around 1 hour) – which was a concentration camp; officially Konzentrationslager Posen – it was a Nazi German death camp set up in Poznan in German-occupied Poland during World War II, located in one of the 19th-century forts circling the city; according to different estimates, between 4,500 and 20,000 people, mostly Poles from Poznan and the surrounding region, died here
  5. approx. 15 min drive to the Citadel Park; here during approx. 1,5 hour visit, we will see:
  • the British Cemetery – also known as the Commonwealth Cemetery; here you will find the graves of several of men involved in what is now known as “The Great Escape”; in many of these graves, there are buried airmen who died in bombing operations
  • the Soviet Cemetery – located on the Citadel Hill alongside other military necropolises, it is where the Soviet troops who died in and around the city are buried
  • the Museum of Armaments – located on the site of the former Fort Winiary, on the Citadel of Poznan; the Prussians built the fort in 1828-1842; it features displays of various weaponry and ammunition as well as photos of battles from Poznan’s history; the most interesting for military buffs are a part of the outdoor exhibition laden with a whole host of war machinery including a T-34 tank, a ‘Katyusha’ rocket launcher, bombers and a MIG-15

6. approx. 15 min. drive to the Armored Weaponry Museum (visiting it for approx. 1 hour) – here there are 2 halls which contain equipment used by the Polish Army during WWII but also several pieces of German equipment, such as the Stug III tank destroyer
7. up to 20 min. drive back to your hotel
8. your hotel drop off

Whole tour lasts up to 6 hours

Prices:

  • 850 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 450 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 320 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 300 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 260 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 230 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation,
  • service of professional private city guide in chosen language during whole tour,
  • entrance tickets to the Museum of Armaments
  • entrance tickets to the Armored Weaponry Museum

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

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

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