We want to help you choose the places that you absolutely must see in Poznań. Hotels and apartments will provide you with comfort and relaxation. The city itself will deliver an unforgettable experience. Welcome to Poznań – a city full of attractions, beautiful sights and friendly people. Trust our hints, enjoy your stay and feel like a local.
You can’t leave Poznań without visiting the Old Town and that’s the place where your travel should begin. Here you can see the magnificent Old Town Square which was reconstructed after WWII. In the central point of the Old Town Square, you will find the Old Town Hall with its famous mechanical billy goats that emerge every day at noon . Inside the Old Town Square, you can visit the Historical Museum of Poznań with exhibits from the 10 th century to the present day. Remember to go to the southeast corner of the Town Hall and see the Pranger , a copy of medieval column which was used for corporal punishment. During your visit to the Old Town, don’t forget to enter the Lesser Basilica of St. Stanislaus which was built in the 17 th century as a Jesuit temple. The interior of this impressive building houses a 16 th -century crucifix and a precious copy of The Mother of God of Incessant Help ’s painting. It is also a place where you can enjoy organ concerts played on the 19 th -century organ.
Travelers who are looking for places of religious worship should visit the Poznań Cathedral (Peter & Paul Cathedral) on Ostrów Tumski . Being built in the 10 th century, it’s considered the oldest cathedral in Poland and here you can find the tombs of Mieszko I and Bolesław the Brave – the first rulers of the country. The Poznań Cathedral is also a presumed place of the Baptism of Poland in 966. When you come to visit Ostrów Tumski, you should also head over to Porta Posnania , the Interactive Heritage Centre of Cathedral Island, where you can explore the beginnings of the Polish state and history of Ostrów Tumski.
Castles of Poznań
Enthusiasts of monumental buildings can admire two impressive castles. The Imperial Castle (called Zamek ) is the youngest European castle, located west of the Old Town. The Zamek was built at the beginning of the 20 th century as a residence for German Emperor Wilhelm II. Since 1962, it has been used as a cultural center and its basement houses the 1956 Uprising Museum . The second Poznań’s castle is the Royal Castle located on the Przemysł Hill. It was built in 1249 during the reign of Przemysł I, the Duke of the Piast dynasty. Nowadays, the Royal Castle houses the Applied Arts Museum .
Where to stay?
After a day of sightseeing, all that you need is deep relaxation. Most of the suggested attractions are in the center of Poznań. Hotel or apartment near the Old Market or Poznań International Fair is the best choice for those who prefer traveling on foot and look for accommodation in a safe area. Stay in one of our 25 apartments and make your travel comfortable, easy and unforgettable.