Poznań is a city on the Warta River in west-central Poland, in the Greater Poland region and is the fifth-largest city in Poland. It is best known for its renaissance Old Town and Ostrów Tumski Cathedral. Today, Poznań is an important cultural and business centre and one of Poland’s most populous regions with many regional customs such as Saint John’s Fair (Jarmark Świętojański), traditional Saint Martin’s croissants and a local dialect.

City 261.85 km2 (101.10 sq mi)

Population - City 536,438 Decrease (5th)

Established 10th century

Our trip 29 th of January till 1st of February 2019

We were both in Poland for the first time. It was actually a business trip, but we took some time off also for ourselves and for sightseeing.
We’ve had a great tourist guide and as well our business partner from Poland – Rafael – who is really great. They’ve explained us about Poland in general, some history facts and also some current situation.

First night we went for a cocktail with a view to Poznan, afterwards city center sightseeing and then Beer tasting in Brewery = Brovaria.
Second day we were working.
The third day we went with our Rent-a-car Seat Leon to discover Poznan and its surrounding.
We went to visit Stary Browar – after Rafael’s recommendation. It is a piece of Art. Renovated from an old Brewery from 1844. Enormous shopping center. You can spend hours there, but we wanted to see some sun and breathe the air. So we walked from Stary Browar to the city center. It was nice walk through the streets of Poznan.
There were some dogs, who needed to be care of, so we bought them a food.

City center is just picturesque – colorful houses around the Old Market Square with a City Hall in the middle. If you are there at noon, you shouldn’t miss the symbol of Poznan – the mechanized goats which butt heads every day.
In the afternoon we drove to the Lake Malta. It was partly frozen. We had incredible view to a sunset and also to a Poznan ski slope, called Malta Ski.
We hope that we are going to discover Poland someday a little bit more.

What we recommend to see

Stary Browar
It is a shopping center, but mostly you need to visit it because of its architecture. It is renovated from an old brewery founded at the early 19th century. It is unique, beautiful and huge.
Old Market Square

With its heart and soul and:

  • colorful townhouses
  • the mechanized goats which butt heads daily at noon and it is official symbol of Poznan and
  • City Hall which is now a museum but once it was a seat of local government.
Lake Malta

It is an artificial lake, with a huge complex of swimming pools, but also a ski and sleigh slope, called Malta Ski.