Poznan

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Poznan featuring a city

One of Poland’s oldest cities is known for its green spaces and well-preserved ancient buildings. Visit historic palaces, churches and miles of parks and forests.

Poznan is the capital of Poland’s Wielkopolska region. It combines 1,000 years of history with the excitement of a modern European city. Investigate ancient buildings, hike through forests, sample regional foods and enjoy a long soak in thermal waters.

One of Poland’s oldest cities, Poznan was founded in the 10th century. Remember the past in the medieval palaces, churches and buildings of Old Market Square. Visit the archeological museum in the 16th-century Gorka Palace. Stand near the Renaissance Town Hall at noon to watch mechanical goats butt heads. Explore the 13th-century hilltop Royal Castle, one block west of the square. Poznan’s other stronghold, the Imperial Castle, was built in the early 20th century for Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

Take a bus or tram to Cathedral Island, where the city began. See tombs of ancient monarchs inside the 10th-century Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and admire the Gothic interior of St. Mary's Church.

With parks, forests and gardens covering nearly a third of the city and a greenbelt surrounding it, Poznan is one of Poland’s greenest cities. Jog, walk and play sports in the sprawling Citadel Park alongside massive sculptures of headless cast iron figures. Hike through Wielkopolski National Park, 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside of Poznan.

Relax at Lake Malta, a large artificial lake and recreational area. Observe animals at Nowe Zoo on the east side of the lake. Ski down the artificial ski slope or reach speeds up to 32 miles (50 kilometers) per hour on the summer toboggan run. Unwind in the thermal water pools and saunas of the Maltese Baths.

While in Poznan, be sure to try vodka and appetizers in a tapas bar. Order shots with cold snacks such as pig trotters in jelly and pickled herring.

Poznan is about a 4-hour drive or 3-hour train journey west of Poland’s capital, Warsaw. Alternatively, fly into Poznan's Lawica International Airport to enjoy the city’s history, scenery and outdoor activities.

Where to stay in Poznan

Novotel Poznan Centrum
Novotel Poznan Centrum
4 out of 5
Pl Andersa 1, Poznan, Greater Poland, 61 898
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £51 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (581 reviews)
"Shopping centre,"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2022

Novotel Poznan Centrum
Andersia Hotel
Andersia Hotel
4 out of 5
Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Greater Poland, 61-894
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
Not as great as remembered - room for improvements
"It was our 4th visit to IBB Andersia. On this occasion we had a room on 7th floor with view of Stary Browar shopping centre, which was nice. The condition of room not as great as we remembered, bathroom sink was scratched and plug slightly blocked/damaged, making the water flow extremely slow. Due ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2022

Andersia Hotel
Sheraton Poznan Hotel
Sheraton Poznan Hotel
5 out of 5
UI. Bukowska 3/9, Poznan, Greater Poland, 60-809
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £66 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (541 reviews)
Great 5* hotel
"Lovely room, free upgrade from ewa the receptionist. And staff were great at breakfast."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Sheraton Poznan Hotel
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Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
3 out of 5
ul. Ogrodowa 17, Poznan, Greater Poland, 61-820
The price is £37 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (111 reviews)
"Centrally located to all Poznan sites. Nice and quiet location too."

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
3 out of 5
ul. Rybaki 12, Poznan, 61-883
The price is £40 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the family amenities in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (54 reviews)
"Overall super clean and good location, affordable price. Staff v friendly and helpful on check in."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
Poznań Apartments Towarowa
Poznań Apartments Towarowa
3.5 out of 5
Towarowa 37-41, Old Town, Poznan, Wielkopolska, 61-896
The price is £46 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The receptionist sent two thugs to our room to intimidate and harass us when we complained about insufficient towels and bedsheets in the room. We should never have even opened the door to these men. We tried to slam the door to keep them out, but they kept coming back. They barged ..."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Poznań Apartments Towarowa
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