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.

Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
Szyperska 22, Poznan
The price is $49 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Town Square and Royal Castle. Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (183 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Poznan
IBB Andersia Hotel
IBB Andersia Hotel
4 out of 5
Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Greater Poland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Poznan City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Poznan Financial Centre and Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre. Adam Mickiewicz University ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Lovely top floor view. Spacious bathroom! Indoor pool was nice and warm and location was great!"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

IBB Andersia Hotel
Sheraton Poznan Hotel
Sheraton Poznan Hotel
5 out of 5
UI. Bukowska 3/9, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is $78 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (502 reviews)
"Very nice, clean hotel. Room was a bit small but that's to be expected in Europe. Staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and professional, especially Olivia at the front desk. The included breakfast buffet was excellent."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Sheraton Poznan Hotel
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Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
3 out of 5
ul. Rybaki 12, Poznan
The price is $34 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Poznan City Center, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre, Poznan Financial Centre, and Polish Dance ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (45 reviews)
"Nice apartment in awesome location - just 5min walking to the old town, around many restaurants, shopping center etc. The check in was easy and the girl from reception desk very nice and helpful :) I will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2021

Apartamenty Pomarańczarnia
Centro Design Apartaments
Centro Design Apartaments
3.5 out of 5
47 Pólwiejska, Poznan, wielkopolskie
The price is $81 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Poznan City Center, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre, Old Town Square, and Musical Instrument ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Really nice apartments in the center of the city. Very safe to walk around. Only 9-10 apartments located in the 3rd floor which is great. They are very clean and well kept and the hosts are always willing to help with anything. Very welcoming. 100% recommended place to stay in Poznan centrum."

Reviewed on May 25, 2019

Centro Design Apartaments
Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
4 out of 5
100 Garbary, Poznan, Greater Poland
The price is $53 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Poznan City Center, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rogalowe Museum, Pranger of Poznan, and Dzialynski Palace. Musical Instrument Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (38 reviews)
"Easy check in and rental. Great location, nice place, great price."

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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