Poznan, formerly a famous market town on the Warta River, is now, with a population of 600 thousand, a dynamically developing industrial and cultural centre, as well as a bustling university town.
Poznan’s oldest quarter is the “Cathedral Island” (Ostrow Tumski), in the middle of the Warta River; its 10th century cathedral contains the tombs of Poland’s first rulers. The former market-place (Rynek), with its Renaissance style town-hall and the decorative facades of the middle-class dwellings, is one of main attractions of the old-city.
The two goats, which appear each noon on the famous clock-tower of the town-hall, have become a symbol of the city; the tower itself functions as museum of the city’s history.
Poznan, Town Hall
The several times rebuilt Royal Castle - which now functions as the Museum of Applied Arts – and remnants of the old city-wall, can be found not far from the market-place.
Poznan is famous for its fairs and exhibitions; the Poznan International Fair stages several dozen commercial exhibitions every year, which are attended by a large number of tourists.
Accommodation in Poznan
Hotels, hostels, pensions in Poznan
Book your accommodation here By The Way Hostel Poznan, Poland
Dizzy Daisy Hostel Poznan Poznan, Poland
Domina Poznan Residence & Suites Poznan, Poland
Frolic Goats Hostel Poznan, Poland