The 10 Best Things to Do in Poznan, Poland

March 29, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Poznan was once the capital of Poland and is still the capital of the Wielkopolska region. Poznan lies midway between Berlin and Warsaw, which has helped make it an important town for centuries. Badly damaged in World War II, the city (especially its Old Town) has been beautifully restored. The huge Old Town Square (Stary Rynek) is one of Europe’s nicest, and is lined by fabulous historic attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is Poland’s oldest cathedral.
Restaurants in Poznan

1. Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church)

Golebia 1, Poznan 61-834, Poland +48 61 852 69 50
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4.5 based on 469 reviews

Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church)

This huge parish church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which feature a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary.

Reviewed By Chelsea B - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The pink facade of the Jesuits college continues onto the Fara church, another wonderful feature of the city.

2. Old Market Square

Poznan 61-160, Poland
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Old Market Square

Reviewed By BettyFordBarfly - Herts

Poznan has a beautiful old town square which is surrounded by bars and restaurants. There were a few market stalls in the centre selling souvenirs. At noon every day a crowd gathers to watch the rutting goats appear at the top of the town hall. There were also live goats for petting on a Sunday morning. There are many angles from which you can take lovely photos of the square, although I'm not sure how anyone permitted the awful modern building attached to the beautiful old architecture in the centre!

3. Park Cytadela

Poznan, Poland
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4.5 based on 521 reviews

Park Cytadela

Reviewed By David W - Lewisham, United Kingdom

Site of major battle at end of WW2.
Large area Red Army cemetery. Also British and Commonwealth cemetery for WW1 POWs and WW2 RAF pilots (from many countries) inc those shot by Nazis after The Great escape. Also victims of the 1956 Poznan Rising.
Today also a beautiful park and a military museum

4. Croissant Museum

Klasztorna Street 23, Poznan 61-772, Poland +48 690 077 800
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4.5 based on 497 reviews

Croissant Museum

Reviewed By Chelsea B - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

There are a number of official places that sell the croissant but for the true experience you can go to the Rogalowe Museum where, for about £3.30, you can watch an interactive show on how to make them. We reserved our tickets online in advance, as there is only one English showing a day, and it was certainly needed as there was quite a queue when we turned up.
The room in which you sit allows around 50 people and a couple of humourous chefs take volunteers from the audience and take them through the process. Unfortunately I was sat in a position whereby I couldn't see much of what was going on so I spent much of the time looking outside the window.

5. Brama Poznania

Gdanska 2, Poznan 61-123, Poland +48 61 647 76 00
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Brama Poznania

Porta Posnania - Interactive Heritage Centre of Cathedral Island

Reviewed By Tomasz_Laskowski - Poznan, Poland

Museum was build with huge pump. Lot of money were invested in it. In the end visit here is really disappointing - you get figures made of wire, very-slow working multimedia system and nothing especially interesting inside. Maybe someone who's first time in Poznan this...MoreThank you very much for your opinion! But Porta Posnania is not a museum. There are no artifacts here. It is the first in Poland heritage interpretation centre. We are still learning and developing, trying to become a better place! :)

6. Ratusz Poznanski

Stary Rynek 1, Poznan, Poland +48 61 856 81 93
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4.5 based on 383 reviews

Ratusz Poznanski

Reviewed By Daya101 - Tallinn, Estonia

Internally the museum comprises mainly of portraits of famous Poznan citizens of yesteryear plus some exhibits from the cities hey day. Small area dedicated to the cities reconstruction after the war and during the Nazi occupation You cna also see the original goats from the tower on display here. It is free to visit on Saturdays. 30 minutes and you will see everything.

7. Poznan Botanical Gardens

ul. Jana Henryka Dabrowskiego 165, Poznan 60-594, Poland +48 61 829 20 13
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Poznan Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Garden is a university-wide research and educational unit associated with the Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Our garden was established in 1925 and at the present day occupies an area of approximately 22 ha, gathering about 7000 taxa often growing in special collections: - trees and shrubs divided in groups of plants from different climate zones of the World, - plants in systematic configuration, - succulents, - tropical flora, - alpine plants, - species threatened with extinction (collection area: 0,50 ha), - ornamental perennials, - National Cotoneaster Collection (Cotoneaster Medik.) Research facilities: - 6 greenhouses in a total area of 800 m² - rhizarium - root laboratory - meteorological station - air pollution monitoring station The AMU Botanical Garden in Poznań is affiliated to the BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International) and to The Council of Botanical Gardens in Poland

Reviewed By Edith S - Los Angeles, California

Can walk with in the garden and enjoy the nice atmosphere, there i a cafe of which i didn't try. One problem- the labelled name of the trees and flowers are all in Polish.
מקום נחמד, נעים ושקט, אין הרבה מה לעשות בעיקר בגלל שכל השלטים בפולנית כך שלא ניתן ללמוד על הצמחים. יש בית קפה אך לא התנסתי בו

8. Malta Lake

ul. Wiankowa 3, Poznan 61-131, Poland +48 501 355 153
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4.5 based on 642 reviews

Malta Lake

The lake is known for major kayak and rowing events. It was created by damming up the Cybina River and covers an area of 64 hectares. It is situated in the East part of the city.

Reviewed By Amy F - High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Malta Lake is stunning and there is so much to see and do near the lake. There is also a very impressive Fountain in the lake. The Maltanka Miniature Railway is seasonal and wasn’t open when we visited in September.

9. Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

Ostrow Tumski 17, Poznan 61-120, Poland +48 61 852 96 42
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4.5 based on 297 reviews

Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

Reviewed By Amy F - High Wycombe, United Kingdom

The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is stunning on the inside and outside. There is so much to see inside the Cathedral, too.

10. Palmiarnia Poznanska (Palmenhaus Poznan)

ul. Jana Matejki 18 | Koszt biletu normalnego od dziś wynosi 9,00 zl, a ulgowego 7,00 zl., Poznan 60-767, Poland +48(0)61 8658907
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4.5 based on 345 reviews

Palmiarnia Poznanska (Palmenhaus Poznan)

Reviewed By Alicja S - Perth, Australia

I gave 3* for my experience, but it is worth a visit.
It takes around an hour to walk around. You can buy food and feed fish, if you are tired you can rest on the bench, there are lots of them around and at the end is little coffee shop.
Entrance is 9zl for an adult. If you don't want to pay for toilet make sure you use it at home.

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