Further Afield

Further Afield


With Poznań's role as the cradle of the Polish state it should come as no surprise that the surrounding area is packed with historical attractions worthy of a trip out of town. Thirty miles east of Poznań sits Gniezno, with a monumental cathedral that played host to five royal coronations and a bell tower with 231 steps to test your physical mettle.

The archaeological discovery at Biskupin takes the history lesson back to the Iron Age of 800 BC: in 1933 a Lusatian fortified settlement was discovered here, and today it has been turned into an open-air museum and life-sized model of the original settlement; holding a place on Poland's list of national historic monuments, it's well worth the 60 mile trip to explore.
If the more modern tale of the Great Escape peaks your interest then a trip to Żagań is a must - it's not easy to get to, but plenty of soldiers will tell you it was equally hard to get out of.

Refine your search

Choose Categories
Choose Categories
Choose Amenities
Choose Amenities
Take your guide with you Download a pdf or order a printed issue Browse our collection of guides
Put our app in your pocket
City Essentials

Download our new City Essentials app

download 4.5
@media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { #inYourPocketViator { display:block; } }