Poznan

Essential Poznań

30 Jun 2017

With a deep and typically complex history, Poznań is rife with historical monuments and has much to offer those who enjoy outstanding architecture and diverse cultural attractions. While part of the beauty of Poznań lies in aimlessly roaming the streets and alleys, making chance findings from one turn to the next, there are a number of must-see sights whose discovery should not be left to chance.

Your natural start point should be the Old Town, and its main square, the glorious Stary Rynek. Taking centre stage is the Old Town Hall, once renowned as the most beautiful building north of the Alps. Today it is home to the Historical Museum of Poznań as well as a pair of mechanical goats who emerge at noon to the delight of the sightseers gathered below. Of course there’s more to the Rynek than just the Town Hall, and visitors with plenty of time will enjoy investigating the other museums that line the perimeter of the square, including the impressive Archaeological Museum (ul. Wodna 27), the brutal Wielkopolska Military Museum (Stary Rynek 9), and the Wielkopolska Uprising Museum (Stary Rynek 3) - chronicling the 1918 Uprising which culminated in Poznań switching from German to Polish hands.

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