Explore Poznań - what to see

Travelling across Poland, you can't miss the capital of Wielkopolska region, Poznań. Check a list of the most interesting places in the city.

What's worth seeing in Poznań

Malta Lake

It is an artificial water body created by banking up the waters of Cybina river (Warta River's tributary). There is a variety of attractions waiting: Maltanka Narrow Gauge Railway, bathing beach, Malta Ski Sports and Recreation Centre on the south bank with its summer bobsleigh run and all year ski slope as well as bicycle, rollerblades and ski rental. On the east bank there is New Zoo. Around Malta Lake there is a track to be used by both pedestrians and cyclists. Morning is the perfect time for jogging there. Midday and afternoon for cycling and if the weather is good, for swimming or sunbathing. Evening is the time for enjoying the fountain in the picturesque lake.

Municipal Stadium

Opened at the end of 2010, it is where Euro Cup 2012 will be played. It can be visited on Tuesdays at 11am, 12.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and on Wednesdays at 11am and 12.30am. Reservation required - call +48 61 6463344 and speak to the operator. Admission free.

Imperial District

It was erected after demolishing the fortress of Poznan at the beginning of 20th century. Walking around it, you must see Imperial Castle (the youngest castle in Europe), Moniuszko Great Theatre, Collegium Maius (at present used by Medical Academy and Mickiewicz University) and Collegium Minus (vice-chancellor's office).

Jeżyce

A district of Art Deco tenement houses, well-known thanks to Małgorzata Musierowicz's novels which are set there. The pre-war buildings which have survived World War II, were built between 1900 and 1910 when Jeżyce village was integrated with Poznan city. Its original plan which can be seen today, has remain unchanged - the oval shape of the former village is retained in the route of Kościelna Street. Its centre was the market square, Teatr Nowy (New Theatre) was also built and then Teatralny Bridge was put to use. In 1920s the botanic garden was opened which has become the city's green enclave ever since. First its area covered 2.5ha, then in 1930s it was enlarged by 11ha. Today it belongs to Mickiewicz University and covers the area of about 17ha.

Ostrów Tumski

The oldest part of the city is certainly worth a visit. You must see the Gothic cathedral with the tombs of two first Polish kings, Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry, in Gold Chapel. Beside the cathedral there is a 15th -century Holy Virgin Church.

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