LNOF Guide to Poznan
Poznan is fantastically situated between Berlin and Warsaw and is a delightful combination of historic buildings, spectacular shopping districts and Poland’s liveliest nightlife. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland and has a wealth of cultural attractions that attract millions of visitors each year.
The city is split into six districts and each area has their own deliciously unique culture. Poznan’s nightlife typically centres around the Stary Rynek – the city’s picturesque Old Market Square – filled with chic restaurants and upmarket bars. However, Poznan’s ‘student high street’ – located in the Ulica Taczka – is where you will find hundreds of trendy house and electro music clubs, hosting impressive club nights and all-nighters. The city also has a large jazz scene, with big names regularly playing in the Rynek.
The cosmopolitan city is widely regarded as one of Poland’s most fashionable regions, with a wide variety of unique boutiques, mainstream stores and vintage shops lining the colourful streets. The Stary Browar, an old brewery built in 1844, is an award winning complex that has been hailed as an ‘art, leisure and shopping extravaganza’. The beautiful building is noted for preserving its original architecture and style, and is filled with quirky and creative stores.
Poznan is a major cultural hub in Europe due to its extensive history, and a visit to this stunning city would be incomplete without visiting the iconic landmarks. The Rynek is the natural starting point for a tour of Poznan. In the summer the square turns in to a vast beer garden, ideal for soaking up the sun and relaxing with a glass of chilled wine in the breathtaking surroundings. The famous Historical Museum of Poznan is situated in the Rynek, in the Renaissance Town Hall, and is one of the city’s major attractions due to the mechanical goats that come out at noon, and butt heads 12 times (what do you mean you don’t butt heads 12 times with each other at noon?). The hugely popular St John’s Fair, also held in the Old Square, regularly attracts thousands of visitors due to its handmade craft stalls, delicious local food vendors and dynamic street artist performances.
This stylish and charming city is filled with intrigue and surprise, and is a spectacular choice for an unforgettable Polish hen weekend.