Unique locations and attractions abound in the vibrant and open city of Poznan. The city has a young and relaxed back air, with contemporary buildings and public art sprinkling the landscape. Poznan has a lot to offer travelers without ripping them off, but the city is still relatively unknown in the tourism industry.
Here are some pointers that can help you get the most out of your visit. On a short city trip, we’ll find a slew of amazing things to see and do. Even if you’ve already decided on Poznan as your future location, this post is for you.
Old Town Square
Representations of elegant and Renaissance-era structures that were damaged during the Second World War populate the plaza, which was established in the 13th century.
The area is full with pubs and restaurants, many of which spill outside. In spite of their central position, the costs are still relatively inexpensive. At night, the bars become a little more crowded, but they still maintain a laid-back vibe and a good selection of high-quality cuisine.
The Head Butting Goats
There is a lovely Renaissance Town Hall at the center of the Old Market Square. A mechanical billy goat clock was erected at the Town Hall in 1551. Every day at noon, a door in the tower above the clock opens, and two billy goats emerge from their slumber.
The clock’s mechanism causes them to repeatedly butt their horned heads. And eleven times they do so. Since 1551, they’ve been doing this in some way or another.
On a little island in the Warta River called Ostrów Tumski, Pozna Cathedral may be found. However, despite its looks, it is Poland’s oldest cathedral, going back to about the year 10th century.
This modest church has a vaulted ceiling, exquisite stained glass, and a few chapels. One of the chapels has a gold floor and ceiling that may be lit automatically by inserting a penny into a special slot. Wheter you spend one day in Poznan or more you must check it out.
The Imperial Castle
It seems to be simply another castle in the heart of the city from the outside. For the German Emperor Wilhelm II, the castle was completed in 1905, making it one of Europe’s youngest castles
Poles were eager to reoccupy the structure after World War II. It was decided that it would be too costly to demolish, thus it was converted into a museum. This massive artwork on the wall, depicting Poznan’s history throughout the communist period, is one of the few remaining communist-era themes worth exploring.
Church of St Stanislaus
The magnificent exterior of this Baroque church will catch your eye as you exit the south side of Market Square. Poland’s best Baroque ecclesiastical structure is the Church of St. Stanislaus, a former Jesuit institution.
The nooks, scrolls, and pilasters in the portal’s interior hint to what is beyond: 16 marble effect Corinthian columns, 55 meters long and 27 meters high, make the triple nave awe-inspiring and powerful. From the ceiling panels with 18th-century frescoes to the 13 altars, this is a collector’s dream for everyone interested in art history.