Holidays in Stary Rynek

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Stary Rynek showing a statue or sculpture and a square or plaza

Observe the bustling atmosphere at this historic local gathering place and admire the picturesque buildings that surround it.

Stary Rynek is one of the most beautiful squares in Central Europe and one of the largest in Poland. See the gorgeous buildings bordering the square, enjoy a drink on one of its many pretty restaurant terraces and listen to live street music performances.

The square was originally established in the mid-13th century but suffered severe damage during World War II. Most of the buildings you see along the square today are meticulous reconstructions of its Baroque and Renaissance-era structures.

Look for the 16th-century Punishment Post just outside the square’s striking Town Hall. Once used as a site for public humiliation and whipping, the post is now a popular meeting spot. Behind the Town Hall lies the old City Scales building, which once housed the equipment needed to weigh merchandise going to local markets.

Examine the building at Stary Rynek 43, home to the city’s oldest pharmacy, which has been in operation at the site since 1564. Stary Rynek 48 was the residence of the city’s mayor in the 16th century and encompasses Poznań’s oldest Gothic cellars.

Inspect the ornate Gothic façade of the building at Stary Rynek 50. It’s said that a drunk King August II of Saxony fell out the window of this house, but the roof managed to break his fall and save his life. See the lovely Renaissance architecture of Stary Rynek 52, once owned by a trader who was rumored to be a werewolf.

One of the most wonderful times of year to visit the square is during June, when it hosts a colorful summer street fair. During warm weather, many bars erect beer gardens in the square where you can enjoy a drink. Try Polish cuisine at one of the restaurants surrounding the square. Order a plate of stuffed pierogis (dumplings) and a bowl of borscht (beet soup).

Stop at the square in the evening, when some of its elegant statues and buildings are illuminated. Stary Rynek is located just west of the Warta River. Reach the square by foot from most areas of the city.

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Don Prestige Residence
Don Prestige Residence
4 out of 5
Ul. Sw. Marcin 2, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$79 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Poznan City Center, this boutique hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Polish Dance Theater and 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Old Town Square. Poznan Archaeological ...
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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$99 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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 ...
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IBB Andersia Hotel
IBB Andersia Hotel
4 out of 5
Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Greater Poland
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The price is AU$97 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Poznan Financial Centre and 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Old Town Square. Stary Browar Shopping and ...
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"Lovely top floor view. Spacious bathroom! Indoor pool was nice and warm and location was great!"

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Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town
Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town
3 out of 5
Poznan, Wozna 11, Poznan, wielkopolska
The price is AU$48 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town
Hampton by Hilton Poznan Old Town
Hampton by Hilton Poznan Old Town
3.5 out of 5
ul Swiety Marcin 6, Poznan
The price is AU$99 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Hampton by Hilton Poznan Old Town
IBB Andersia Hotel
IBB Andersia Hotel
4 out of 5
Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$97 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
IBB Andersia Hotel
Don Prestige Residence
Don Prestige Residence
4 out of 5
Ul. Sw. Marcin 2, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$79 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Don Prestige Residence
Novotel Poznan Centrum
Novotel Poznan Centrum
4 out of 5
Pl Andersa 1, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$77 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Novotel Poznan Centrum
PURO Hotel Poznań Stare Miasto
PURO Hotel Poznań Stare Miasto
4 out of 5
Stawna 12, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is AU$111 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
Szyperska 22, Poznan
The price is AU$75 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
Palazzo Rosso
Palazzo Rosso
3.5 out of 5
ul. Golebia 6, Poznan, Wielkopolskie
The price is AU$79 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
Palazzo Rosso
ibis Poznan Centrum
ibis Poznan Centrum
3 out of 5
Plac Andersa 1, Poznan
The price is AU$55 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
ibis Poznan Centrum
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