Wielkopolska attractions

Top Choice Museum in Poznań

Porta Posnania Interactive Heritage Centre

This cutting-edge multimedia museum provides an easily digested introduction to the birth of the Polish nation, telling the tale of Ostrów Tumski's (Cathedral Island) eventful history via interactive displays, maps,…
Top Choice Museum in Poznań

Historical Museum of Poznań

This museum (in the town hall) displays an interesting and well-presented exhibition on Poznań's history, though the building's original interiors are worth the entry price on their own. The richly ornamented Renais…
Top Choice Church in Poznań

Poznań Cathedral

Ostrów Tumski is dominated by this monumental double-towered cathedral. Basically Gothic with additions from later periods, notably the baroque upper towers, the cathedral was damaged in 1945 and took 11 years to re…
Top Choice Church in Gniezno

Cathedral

Gniezno’s history and character are inextricably intertwined with its cathedral, an imposing, double-towered brick Gothic structure. The present church was constructed after the Teutonic Knights destroyed the previo…
Top Choice Monument in Poznań

Monument to the Victims of June 1956

On Plac Mickiewicza you’ll find one of Poznań's most significant memorials, which commemorates the ill-fated workers' protest of 1956. The monument, consisting of two 20m-tall crosses bound together, was unveiled on…
Top Choice Museum in Gniezno

Museum of the Origins of the Polish State

On the far side of Lake Jelonek, this museum illustrates Gniezno's pivotal role in Polish history. The permanent collection contains archaeological finds and works of art related to the development of the Polish nat…
Top Choice Church in Poznań

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 work (1651–1732). The impressive baroque structure has an orna…
Top Choice Gardens in Poznań

Palm House

A short walk from the main train station along ul Głogowska, Park Wilsona contains one of the biggest greenhouses in Europe. Constructed in 1910, it houses thousands of species of tropical and subtropical plants, in…
Historic Building in Poznań

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, which burned down in the early 16th century. Every day at noon …
Museum in Poznań

Wolsztyn Roundhouse

This museum in the town of Wolsztyn exhibits steam locomotives within a working depot and roundhouse.