Spent a rather lovely weekend in Poznań. A very short flight from the UK and such a charming place to visit. With beautiful buildings to admire and lots of great options for food and drinks. I stayed at a Puro hotel which was great and in such a good location for exploring the old town. Poland has become a worty tourist destination but Krakow/Warsaw/Gdansk are the popular ones to visit, with some of the smaller cities less popular. I have to admit I had never heard of Poznan!
Poznań was once the capital of Poland and is still the capital of the Wielkopolska region. Poznań 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.
Things to see
- Old Market Square
- Poznań Town Hall
- Poznań Cathedral
- Church of St Stanislaus
- Croissant Museum
- Imperial Castle
- Visit the yellow church of St. Anthony of Padua
- The view of Poznań’s Old Town as seen from the tower at the Royal Castle