Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions in Poznan with Irro Charter
Top 10 attractions in Poznan with Irro Charter
Poznan is a city on the Warthe in western Poland. It is known for its universities and for the old town with the Renaissance-style buildings on the Old Market. The City Museum with exhibitions on the city's history is housed in the Poznań City Hall. Every day at 12 noon two billy goats appear on the town hall clock, bumping their horns. The St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in the Gothic and Baroque styles, are located on the cathedral island (Ostrów Tumski). Poznan is a very important town in the history of Poland. It is considered the country's first capital, though others contend that the nearby Gniezno was Poland's first capital. Poznan is full of incredible attractions that you're going to love and our Irro Bus Charter will help you in this incredible journey.
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We welcome you to the top ten ideas on your next trip to Poznan:
View of Poznan, centre, Poland
- Old Market Square and BillygoatsOne of the key things to do in Poznan among tourists is to go to the old market square to enjoy local food and beer on the summer terrace of one of the many bars and see some other attractions of Poznan. At noon, you'll see a lot of visitors and locals gazing at the town hall. They’re all waiting for the cheap goats. These goats emerge at noon from the small gates above the clock and butt their horned heads 12 times. You can also see the mechanism that makes the metal goats do that inside the town hall, which is free to visit on Sundays.
- Town HallThe crowning glory of Old Market Square is a late Renaissance wonder from 1550 to 1560. There is a stunning loggia on the eastern facade, with three floors and paintings in the spandrels and friezes under and above its arches. Further up you can see portraits of the Kings of the Jagiellonian Circle, positioned on either side of the gilded cartridge with the initials "SAR," for Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last King of Poland. At the hour's stroke from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. the carillon plays the standard bugle call.
- Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island)It is no exaggeration to say that Poland was born between the forks of the Warta River on this island. The island today is a sleepy settlement of cobblestone streets and squares lined with trees and historic ecclesiastical buildings. It's a welcome respite from the Market Square Tourist Trail. One of the first things you will notice is the profusion of greenery, from the high medieval banks of the river to the many fruit trees that are delightful when they blossom in the spring.
- ST Martin CroissantsThe Martian croissant (Rogal świętomarciński) is made from half-puff pastry and white poppy seeds. Nowadays it is one of the most famous pastries in Poland, one of the products with a protected designation of origin in the EU, and for this reason it is only allowed to bake in Greater Poland according to exact recipes. The tradition of the Martin squirrel dates back to the 19th century - combined with the church consecration in the parish church of St. Martin on November 11th. One of the Poznan confectioners baked three whole trays after the local priest called for gifts to the poor and brought them to the church. Then others joined him. In this way, a tradition has been created that is still preserved today.
- “Maltanka” TrainOn the northern shore of Malta Lake, the 3.8 km route of the children's favorite small-gauge train "Maltanka" carries its passengers all the way to the New Zoo. The train runs regularly from the end of April to the end of September. For several days, the train was powered by the antique steam engine Borsig (affectionately named "Agusia") from 1925. To order for the locomotive to pull the first train at 10.00 a.m., it will arrive at 02:30 a.m.
View of Down town, Poznan, Poland
- Historical Museum of PoznańThe interior of the Town Hall has been a museum since 1956 and deserves a separate entrance. The star of the display is the Grand Vestibule, which looks pretty much as it did in the middle of the 16th century. Rich stucco designs around paintings of heraldic animals and coats of arms can be seen in the coffered ceiling. In the galleries, look for the mantel clock with the city's coat of arms from 1575, and the drinking vessel representing the shoemaker's guild from 1651. There is also a beautiful crusier (bishop's staff) made in Limoges in the 18th century, with enamel and gold plating.
- Poznań CathedralDespite extensive damage in the Battle of Poznań, the oldest cathedral in Poland has a late Gothic architecture based on medieval plans. It takes nothing away from the beauty of the star vaults in the nave and the groin vaults in the chancel. There are still preserved treasures such as the Flemish tapestries from the 1600s, the choir stalls from the 1500s, and the late Gothic altarpiece with the sculpted panels of Mary and the Passion from 1512. Perhaps worth noting are the many Gothic and Renaissance tomb monuments from the 14th and 15th centuries, some of which were plundered by the German army but restored after the battle.
- Church of St StanislausThrough the south-east corner of the Market Square at Swiętosławska, your eyes will be drawn to the magnificent facade of this Baroque church. The Church of St Stanislaus, a former Jesuit institution, is held as one of Poland 's finest baroque religious buildings. Niches, scrolls and pilasters give a glimpse of what awaits through the portal: the triple nave, 55 meters long and 27 meters high, is awe-inspiring and radiates strength with its 16 marble-shaped Corinthian columns. It is all heaven for art history enthusiasts from the 18th-century frescoes.
- Park CytadelaNorth of the Old Town on the rise is Fort Winiary, one of the 18 defensive systems that defended the city in the Prussian period. Looking at the map, it's easy to see the outline of the ravelins to the north of the park. You can also see extensive earthworks, although bits of ravelins and bastions are clues as to what was here before. Ravelin IV has a now disused amphitheater, and in the southwest corner of the park there is a series of military cemeteries with graves from both World Wars.
- Poznań New ZooThe day of fun for youngsters will continue at the New Zoo, the second largest zoo in the world. In 120 hectares, the attraction is probably the most popular with its aviaries populated by a rich variety of owls and taking part in breeding programs for golden eagles. Many of the crowd-pleasers at the zoo are African elephants, giraffes, zebras and Siberian tigers, although you can also find European bison, native to eastern Poland.
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