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Poznan is the large city in Western Poland, that is situated on Warta River on the way between Berlin and Warsaw.

Poznan is famous as trade city. In Middle Ages it played important role in trading. Thanks reach history today Poznan became popular city of fairs in Europe.


The city was founded in 8 century, when duke Meszko I built castle here.
Mieszko I's son, Boleslaus the Brave, was crowned king in 1025 and the Kingdom of Poland was formed. Poznan became capital of Poland. - One of the first capitals of the state (Gniezno was the first capital of Poland).
In 1253 Poznan got city rights. At this time town had fortifications and defence walls. The XV, XVI centuries were the time of city's fast development - it was also time of Renaissance in Poznan - "Golden time". Many new churches and city buildings were built.
In 1519 the second university in Poland was established.

Poznan is called also as economical capital of Poland.

World's best shoping centre in 2005 is situated in Poznan and name of it is Stary Browar. And it is not a wonder - why just in Poznan.

Poznan has good possibilities for shopping.


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  • Pros:Wonderful, beautiful, old & modern, good for active rest
  • Last visit to Poznan: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Poznan is in my wish list
    Thankyou for your tips !!!

  • ut_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    You can take the elevator to the second from top floor (I can't remember which floor that is!) and there is an area to see panoramic views of the whole city!

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Thanks for your kind comments on my Poznan page, Jevgeni! You have a wonderful page here, with a wealth of information! I wanted to go on the Lech brewery tour, but we didn't have enough time unfortunately.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 6:50 AM

    Poznan seems to be a charming city with many sights to see!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Jevgeni, fabulous page with gorgeous tips and photos. I especially like your tips about the different architectural styles in teh city. Also the idea of a sidetrip to Lichen sounds tempting to me. Very well done.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Great page, Jevgeni! Will visit at Easter :)

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:13 AM

    Nice page, i also loved visiting Poznan a few years ago

  • SandiMandi's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Nice page, great tips! Poznan really seems worth a visit!

  • ZiOOlek's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2008 at 8:36 AM

    Poznan is definitely a place where I need to come back soon! :)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Great updates since I read it last. Yes, I quite agree with you, Jevgeni, Poznan is a beautiful city with interesting history and great architecture. Last time it seemed to me we have been walking in different parts of the city... Now it's the same!


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