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"Poznan - Poland's trade fair city" Top 5 Page for this destination Poznan by HORSCHECK

Poznan Travel Guide: 347 reviews and 925 photos

After I had already explored Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw and their surrounding regions in the last few years it was time to return to Poland for another gorgeous city.

Over Easter 2009 we visited Poznan for 6 days. With about 570.000 inhabitants it is Poland's fifth largest city and also one of the most important trade fair cities in Central Europe.

Like most bigger Polish towns also Poznan suffered serious damages during WWII, so most of the city centre was rebuilt after the war. This part of the town is dominated by the Old Market Square (Stary Rynek) with its colourful merchant houses and many other historic buildings. Another touristic highlight of Poznan is the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is Poland's oldest cathedral.

From Poznan we also took a sidetrip by train to Poland's first capital, Gniezno. It is situated about 50 km east of Poznan.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful churches and buildings; less touristy.
  • Cons:Many closed restaurants over Easter.
  • In a nutshell:Poland's trade fair city.
  • Last visit to Poznan: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2016 at 3:40 AM

    Me again, coming back after nearly seven years to check out your updated Poznan page.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2016 at 5:32 AM

    Holger, it's great to read and to reread your stories. Thanks for your travel advice and excellent photographs...

  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    I've taken another look at these pages. Like you, I've been to the other four bu still yet to make it to Poznan. Hopefully one day

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Holger, you have specified a lot of splendid sights in Poznan. Thanks a lot for your useful tips!

  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    This looks beautiful. We lived and worked in Poland for half a year, but never made it here. It can go on my very long to do list. Love the pictures of the illuminated buildings at night. All the best, Irene

  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Poznan is my next Polish city to visit hopefully. Some great tips as always Holger.

  • ines2003's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Great pages and pics of excellent places you ve been to - wish I had more time and that it took less time to look at everyones pages

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Excellent updates here, beautiful pictures! Sounds like an incredible deal that you got for your parents!

  • Jul 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Your B&B sounds good, so does the public transport. Adore the Town Hall lit up at night. I think you have covered everything here, a good,informative overview of Poznan!

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Oh yes, these triangles/circle at the toilets are so confusing! But after I once went to the wrong one I now know the differences!


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