When going around and exploring the city of Poznan, there are networks of buses and trains that connect across the city as well as the country. You have to purchase tickets in advance though prior to boarding to avoid fines. But the best way to conveniently and easily go around is wynajem samochodów Poznań, or renting a car in Poznan, and on foot when exploring the city.
Must-sees In Poznan
Although one of the largest cities in Western Poland, Poznan doesn’t get much tourists unlike the other cities. However, similar to Poland’s other larger tourist destinations, the city has so much to show and offer, from culture and history, architecture to food, but with its own unique qualities.
Before the World War I, Poznan was part of the province of South Prussia. The Greater Poland uprising in 198-1919 lead to return of Poznan to Poland.
Below are a few historical sites to visit when you decide or get a chance to visit the beautiful city of Poznan.
Cathedral Island, Ostrow Tumski
Known as the Cathedral Island and once the city centre, Ostrow Tumski is Poznan’s oldest part of the city. Although no longer the city centre, it is still an important historical site as this is where you will behold the oldest cathedral of Poland which was built in the 10th century.
It is said that in 966, the first king of Poland, Mieszko I, was baptized on Ostrow Tumski. This had an enormous influence on the spread of Christianity in Poland and had been instrumental for the Kingdom of Poland as it was later known and recognized by the Pope and the Holy Roman Empire.
Old Market Square
Similar to other Poland’s cities, the Old Market Square is the city centre for a long time now. During the World War II, the Old Market Square suffered a great deal of damage but was beautifully rebuilt and a lot of visitors are amazed by its stunning renaissance-style structures.
The Royal Castle, constructed in 1249, was named after King Przemsyl making it known as the Przemsyl Castle. The castle, throughout history, has undergone ruin until the World War II. The Royal Castle was reconstructed but not resembled the original appearance of the castle.
The Imperial Castle in 1910 was constructed for Kaiser Wilhelm II, said to be Europe’s youngest royal residence. Popularly known as Zamek, the Imperial Castle was utilized as the Presidential residence throughout history, housed Adolf Hitler, and after the war became of the university in the locality. Today it holds a theater and cinema, a cultural centre and more.
Below are other beautiful places to see in Poznan:
- Craftsmen House
- Poznan Town Hall
- Wolności Square
- St. Stanislaw Parish Church
- Jesuit College Poznan
- St. Martin’s Croissant
- National Museum
- Stary Browar Shopping Centre
- Malta Lake