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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 entire side of a building to make the wall appear...

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Porta Posnania Interactive Heritage Centre

This cutting-edge multimedia museum provides an entertaining and insightful history of the birth of the Polish nation. It tells the tale through Ostrów Tumski's eventful history using imaginatively arranged...

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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 towers, the cathedral was damaged in 1945 and took 11 years...

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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 work (1651–1732). The impressive baroque structure has an...

Historic Site in Poznań

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 where Poznań was founded, and with it the Polish state....

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...

Museum in Poznań

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 on the 1st floor is a real gem, with its original stucco...

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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 by regular trains from Poznań (17zl, 1½ hours), but each...

Park in Poznań

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 themselves for four weeks in 1945; as a result it was destroyed,...

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...

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National Museum

This museum houses an extensive collection of Polish and European art displayed across numerous rooms. Polish painting of the last two centuries is represented by almost all the big names, including Jan Matejko,...

Church in Poznań

Franciscan Church

Construction of this richly decorated baroque church was begun in 1674 and completed only in 1757. Highlights are its magnificent frescoes, including those in the chancel and in the main nave, which portray...

Museum in Poznań

Croissant Museum

Located in a historic townhouse on the main square, this institution is devoted to the sweet St Martin's croissants peculiar to Poznań. In four sessions each day (at 11.10am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm) visitors are...

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Archaeological Museum

Located off the southeastern corner of the Rynek, inside the 16th-century Górka Palace. Before going in, stop and have a look at the fine Renaissance doorway on the building’s eastern facade. The museum presents...

Tourist Railway in Poznań

Malta Park Railway

East of Ostrów Tumski on the far bank of the river, beyond the Rondo Śródka intersection, you’ll find the western terminus of this tourist railway. It runs miniature trains along the shoreline of the 70-hectare...

Monument in Poznań

Monument to the Poznań Army

Stark modern monument 500m north of the Old Town, dedicated to the local armed force that resisted the German invasion of 1939 for almost two weeks. It’s just opposite the sloping Cemetery of the Meritorious, the...

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Poznań Army Museum

The focus of this museum is mainly on the history of the Polish army between WWI and WWII. Here you can find weapons, banners and uniforms, as well as lots of photographs, all inside an unusual bunker-like...

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Museum of Musical Instruments

When we last visited, this museum was undergoing restoration and scheduled to reopen in August 2019. Based on past exhibits, you can expect hundreds of instruments, from whistles to concert pianos, including...

Museum in Poznań

Museum of Armaments

Unmistakable because of a collection of fighter jets and tanks outside, this museum is dedicated to weaponry and is located within the picturesque Citadel Park, itself once a massive Prussian fortress. Buses 176...