Wielkopolska / Greater Poland


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Wągrowiec is a town in west-central Poland, 50 km from both Poznań and Bydgoszcz. The town was founded in 1319 by Cistercian monks who operated out of the monastery in Łekno. At the end of the 14th century, King Władysław II Jagiello gave the city the privileges of market and fair, and in 1396 the Cistercian monastery was moved in. Wągrowiec is a key point on the Piast Trail of Greater Poland.
The Cistercian monastery in Wągrowiec, built in 1396.

The Regional Museum 

Regional Museum
The Regional Museum in Wągrowiec conducts a multidirectional activity, in which the collection of museum pieces thematically related to the past of the city and the region is of fundamental importance. They are thematically divided into several sections: historical, art, ethnographic and archaeological. Due to the small exhibition space available in the museum building, only a small part of the collection is presented in permanent exhibitions. Other exhibits are made available during thematic temporary exhibitions and for research and scientific purposes. The museum also conducts educational activities, organizes meetings, presentations, and offers guide services around the most interesting monuments of Wągrowiec and the surrounding area. Archaeological research plays an important role in the activity, as it allows for a more accurate recognition of the history of the region. The results of research conducted by the museum staff and people cooperating with this institution are published in the journal “Wangrovieciana. Studia et Fontes ”.

Dancing Fountain in the Market Square
Tańcząca fontanna na Rynku

Typically from spring to autumn, you can admire a multimedia show every day at 12:10 and at 21:30, when dancing water with music is combioned with colourful light illumination. The fountain dances to the rhythm of 10 randomly selected songs. 
Wągrowiec fountain.

Observation Tower - Climbing Tower
Wieża widokowa - Wspinalnia 

The historic Volunteer Fire Brigade climbing wall, restored in 2008, now houses the Fire Service Tradition Chamber of the Volunteer Fire Department in Wągrowiec, and on top, there is an observation deck from which you can admire the picturesque panorama of the city. In addition to the boards on the history of the Volunteer Fire Department in Wągrowiec, you can also see the old firefighting equipment as well as combat and gala uniforms. A collection of fire engine models will probably be a big attraction for visitors. The observation tower has no fixed opening and closing hours. Usually, members of the TSO are present. It is best to arrange a visit with the President of the OSP - Stefan Matuszak at the Phone number: 500 792 695
Observation tower.

Bunker in Wągrowiec

The bunker in Wągrowiec is a type A defensive fortification from World War II, and more precisely from 1939. The bunker is located at the bridge over the Struga Gołaniecka River. The fortification was prepared by the soldiers of the 37th Łęczyca Infantry Regiment from the 26th Infantry Division as part of the "Poznań" Army.

​​​​Jewish lapidary

Lapidarium was created in July 2001, an international youth camp was organized in Wągrowiec, during which young people from partner cities of Wągrowiec: Adendorf - Germany; Schönwalde - Germany, Gyula - Hungary, made efforts to save material evidence commemorating the existence of the Jewish nation in Wągrowiec. A group of 49 young people found Jewish matzevot (tombstones) sunk at the bottom of the Struga Gołaniecka River, commemorating the Jews of Wągrowiec. The excavated tombstones were placed on the slope of the former Jewish cemetery, where the Lapidarium is now located.
Jewish Lapidary

Pyramid of Łakiński

The Pyramid of Captain Łakiński - the pyramid-shaped tomb of the captain of Napoleonic troops, Franciszek Łakiński. In his honor, a 10-meter-high pyramid with a four-sided base was erected on the hill, which was made of brushed and hewn fieldstones. Franciszek Łakiński (born in 1767, died in 1845) contributed to the Napoleonic wars, for which he received the Order of Virtuti Militarii and was awarded the French Legion of Honor for national liberation fights.
Pyramid of Łakiński

The Crossing of Nielba and Wełna

The crossing of Nielba and Wełna was made during drainage works by the Cistercians around 1830. The author of this solution was Adalber Schulemann from Bydgoszcz. Its purpose was to protect the city, then called Wongrowitz, against floods and to maintain an appropriate water level on Wełno to drive the mill.


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