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Royal Castle

Take a journey through Poland’s imperial past in this reconstructed site and museum in the heart of Poznań’s Old Town.

Poznań’s Royal Castle has surely witnessed its fair share of history. First constructed in the 13th century by Przemysł I, the Duke of Poland, it has served as the residence and political capital for the many royal and imperial leaders of Poland. In fact, it was in this very castle that the great Polish King Jan Olbracht received the control of Prussia from the Teutonic Knights. Feel the history in the soul of this historical spot atop Przemysł Hill.

Most of the building was demolished during World War II and the castle was carefully reconstructed from the remains only a few years ago. Stroll around the outer walls to try to spot a piece of the city wall from the 13th century now embedded in the masonry. Stroll down into the cellars to marvel at the medieval barrel vaults. Gaze at the renovated splendor of Prinze Przemysł Hall, which hosts many momentous occasions.

Climb to the castle’s observation deck for a panoramic view of the town. From here thousands of defenses of the city were organized. A small but pleasant park awaits you, the perfect spot to enjoy rogal swietomarcinski, the local croissant specialty filled with almond paste and poppy seeds. It was originally made only for St. Martin’s Day but is now available throughout the year. On your way down, stop in the Museum of Applied Arts for a well-curated exhibit of European material arts from the Middle Ages to the present. Marvel at the beautiful religious art made centuries ago by Polish craftsmen and at items brought back by travelers from regions as far away as Japan.

The castle is closed on Mondays. Admission to the complex is available for a fee on other days and is free on Tuesdays. Visit Poznań’s Royal Castle on a walking tour such as the city’s Royal-Imperial Route. The castle is centrally located, only a 3-minute walk from the closest tram stop. The Old Town and restaurants are only a few steps away.


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IBB Andersia Hotel £49
IBB Andersia Hotel

IBB Andersia Hotel

Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Greater Poland
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Poznan Financial Centre and Old Town Square. Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre and Adam Mickiewicz University are also within 10 minutes. Poznań Central Station is 15 minutes by foot.

    NH Poznan £45
    NH Poznan

    NH Poznan

    Ul. Swiety Marcin 67, Poznan, Greater Poland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is steps away from Imperial Castle and Poznan Philharmonic. Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre and Poznan International Fair Grounds are also within 1 mi (2 km). Poznań Central Station is 15 minutes by foot.

      Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town £24
      Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town

      Aparthouse Woźna 11 Old Town

      Poznan, Wozna 11, Poznan, wielkopolska
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stary Rynek and Royal Castle. Parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka and World Trade Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Poznań Central Station is 27 minutes by foot.

        PURO Poznań Stare Miasto £52
        PURO Poznań Stare Miasto

        PURO Poznań Stare Miasto

        Stawna 12, Poznan, Greater Poland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pranger of Poznan and Old Town Square. Historical Museum of Poznan and Dzialynski Palace are also within 5 minutes. Poznań Central Station is 28 minutes by foot.

          Park Inn by Radisson Poznan £43
          Park Inn by Radisson Poznan

          Park Inn by Radisson Poznan

          Szyperska 22, Poznan
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Poznan City Center, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Square and Royal Castle. Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Sheraton Poznan Hotel £54
            Sheraton Poznan Hotel

            Sheraton Poznan Hotel

            UI. Bukowska 3/9, Poznan, Greater Poland
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Jezyce, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Poznan International Fair Grounds and Imperial Castle. Adam Mickiewicz University and Royal Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km). Poznań Central Station is 8 minutes by foot.

              Don Prestige Residence £39
              Don Prestige Residence

              Don Prestige Residence

              Ul. Sw. Marcin 2, Poznan, Greater Poland
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Poznan City Center, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Polish Dance Theater and Old Town Square. Poznan Archaeological Museum and National Museum in Poznan are also within 10 minutes. Poznań Central Station is 20 minutes by foot.

                Hill Inn £17
                Hill Inn

                Hill Inn

                Zamkowa 1/2, Poznan, Wielkopolska
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Poznan City Center, this guesthouse is steps away from Royal Castle and Old Town Square. Musical Instrument Museum and Parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka are also within 15 minutes. Poznań Central Station is 24 minutes by foot.