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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.
- Pros:Wonderful, beautiful, old & modern, good for active rest
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