Poznan

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One of Poland’s oldest cities is known for its green spaces and well-preserved ancient buildings. Visit historic palaces, churches and miles of parks and forests.

Poznan is the capital of Poland’s Wielkopolska region. It combines 1,000 years of history with the excitement of a modern European city. Investigate ancient buildings, hike through forests, sample regional foods and enjoy a long soak in thermal waters.

One of Poland’s oldest cities, Poznan was founded in the 10th century. Remember the past in the medieval palaces, churches and buildings of Old Market Square. Visit the archeological museum in the 16th-century Gorka Palace. Stand near the Renaissance Town Hall at noon to watch mechanical goats butt heads. Explore the 13th-century hilltop Royal Castle, one block west of the square. Poznan’s other stronghold, the Imperial Castle, was built in the early 20th century for Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

Take a bus or tram to Cathedral Island, where the city began. See tombs of ancient monarchs inside the 10th-century Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and admire the Gothic interior of St. Mary's Church.

With parks, forests and gardens covering nearly a third of the city and a greenbelt surrounding it, Poznan is one of Poland’s greenest cities. Jog, walk and play sports in the sprawling Citadel Park alongside massive sculptures of headless cast iron figures. Hike through Wielkopolski National Park, 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside of Poznan.

Relax at Lake Malta, a large artificial lake and recreational area. Observe animals at Nowe Zoo on the east side of the lake. Ski down the artificial ski slope or reach speeds up to 32 miles (50 kilometers) per hour on the summer toboggan run. Unwind in the thermal water pools and saunas of the Maltese Baths.

While in Poznan, be sure to try vodka and appetizers in a tapas bar. Order shots with cold snacks such as pig trotters in jelly and pickled herring.

Poznan is about a 4-hour drive or 3-hour train journey west of Poland’s capital, Warsaw. Alternatively, fly into Poznan's Lawica International Airport to enjoy the city’s history, scenery and outdoor activities.

Palazzo Rosso
Palazzo Rosso
3.5 out of 5
ul. Golebia 6, Poznan, Wielkopolskie
The price is AU$89 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Polish Dance Theater and 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Old Town Square. Poznan Archaeological Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (316 reviews)
great location fir city break
"very nice hotel in the middle of the old town , friendly staff and great looking building, my room was noisy , but can not be help as i say right in the middle earplugs provided in the room so guess hotel know this, one fault was quality if pillows and only one per person , but i would stay there ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2021

Palazzo Rosso
Hampton by Hilton Poznan Old Town
Hampton by Hilton Poznan Old Town
3.5 out of 5
ul Swiety Marcin 6, Poznan
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The price is AU$97 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Adam Mickiewicz University and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Old Town Square. Polish Dance Theater and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (244 reviews)
"Very good customer service. Lovely breakfast."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

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Sheraton Poznan Hotel
Sheraton Poznan Hotel
5 out of 5
UI. Bukowska 3/9, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$107 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Jezyce, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Poznan International Fair Grounds and Imperial Castle. Adam Mickiewicz University and Royal ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (523 reviews)
"Every interaction with the staff over the entire 7 days was pleasant. I really am impressed!"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Sheraton Poznan Hotel
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Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
3 out of 5
ul. Ogrodowa 17, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$67 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Poznan City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre and Adam Mickiewicz University. Stary ...
4/5 Very Good! (111 reviews)
"Centrally located to all Poznan sites. Nice and quiet location too."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2019

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Super-Apartamenty Vip
Super-Apartamenty Vip
3.5 out of 5
Wenecjanksa 8, Poznan
The price is AU$104 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Poznan City Center, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Rogalowe Museum and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Old Town Square. Musical Instrument Museum ...
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Apartamenty Old Town
Apartamenty Old Town
3.5 out of 5
Masztalarska 7/2, Poznan, Greater Poland
Located in Poznan City Center, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Dzialynski Palace and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Old Town Square. Historical Museum ...
2.6/5 (17 reviews)
"The apartment is clean, in a great location near the market square. The disadvantage is that you have to take the keys somewhere else in the city and then come to the apartment. But they note it before it's all right and fair. Another disadvantage that if I knew I would not take the apartment that ..."

Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2018

Apartamenty Old Town
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