Must see attractions in Wielkopolska

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    Gniezno Cathedral

    Gniezno’s history and character are inextricably intertwined with its cathedral, an imposing, double-towered brick Gothic structure. The present church…

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    Museum of the Origins of the Polish State

    On the western side of Lake Jelonek, this museum illustrates Gniezno's pivotal role in Polish history. The permanent collection contains archaeological…

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    Śródka Mural

    Just east of Ostrów Tumski in the centre of the Śródka district you will find a sensational trompe-l'œil mural by artist Arleta Kolasińska. It covers the…

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    Biskupin Archaeological Reserve

    Biskupin’s re-created Iron Age town site, with its wooden palisades, thatched roofs and costumed historical re-enactors, is a stimulating way to learn…

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    Poznań Cathedral

    Ostrów Tumski is dominated by this monumental double-towered cathedral. Essentially Gothic with additions from later periods, notably the baroque upper…

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    Parish Church

    Two blocks south of the Rynek, this church was originally built for the Jesuits by architects from Italy, and completed only after more than 80 years of…

  • Rogalin Palace Museum

    Rogalin, situated some 30km south of Poznań, has an impressive, two-storey baroque palace that was home to Polish aristocratic clan, the Raczyński family…

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    Castle Museum

    Gołuchów’s castle began life around 1560 as a small fortified mansion with octagonal towers at its corners, built by the Leszczyński family. Some 50 years…

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    Castle Museum

    Kórnik Castle's present-day appearance dates from the mid-19th century, when its owner, Tytus Działyński, gave the castle an outlandish mock-Gothic…

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    Ostrów Tumski

    To the east of the Old Town, over the Warta River, is the island of Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island). You’re walking through deep history here, the place…

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    Wielkopolska National Park

    Just a few kilometres southwest of Poznań’s administrative boundaries is the 76-sq-km Wielkopolska National Park. About 80% of the park is forest – pine…

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    Chapel

    If you are visiting Rogalin's extravagant Palace Museum, one more place to see is the chapel, built in the 1820s to serve as a mausoleum for the Raczyński…

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    Town Hall

    Poznań’s Renaissance town hall, topped with a 61m-high tower, instantly attracts attention. Its graceful form replaced a 13th-century Gothic structure,…

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    Museum of Forestry

    To the south of Gołuchów's castle, this museum is housed in a former distillery that was considerably extended in 1874. It contains displays on the…

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    Morasko Meteorite Reserve

    Great balls of fire! Just 10km north of the centre of Poznań is the Morasko Meteorite Reserve, one of just two registered meteorite impact sites in Europe…

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    St Nicholas' Church

    This 17th-century wooden structure is an unusual mix of architectural styles: Gothic, baroque, neoclassical and more modern additions. When the church was…

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    Historical Museum of Poznań

    This museum in Poznań's town hall displays an interesting exhibition on the city's history in splendid interiors. The richly ornamented Renaissance Hall…

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    Wolsztyn Roundhouse

    This museum, 100km from Poznań in the town of Wolsztyn, exhibits steam locomotives within a working depot and roundhouse. It can be easily reached daily…

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    Citadel Park

    This large park is laid out on what was once a massive Prussian fortress. The fortress was involved in one major battle, when the Germans defended…