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

Palazzo Rosso
Palazzo Rosso
3.5 out of 5
ul. Golebia 6, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, 61-834
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,646 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (329 reviews)
"This place was wonderful. The staff were really helpful and even offered to stay up late past checkout due to our plane being delayed, helped us get a lift from the airport in the middle of the night, and were overall very accommodating and lovely. The room was huge and gorgeous with a view of the ..."

Reviewed on 2022/5/20

Palazzo Rosso
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 NT$1,836 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"The area of the hotel is being renovated including entrance to the hotel"

Reviewed on 2022/5/30

Andersia Hotel
PURO Hotel Poznań Stare Miasto
PURO Hotel Poznań Stare Miasto
4 out of 5
Stawna 12, Poznan, Greater Poland, 61-759
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,758 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (737 reviews)
"Wonderful service and hotel!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/30

PURO Hotel Poznań Stare Miasto
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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 NT$1,294 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (111 reviews)
"Centrally located to all Poznan sites. Nice and quiet location too."

Reviewed on 2019/8/23

Platinum Apartments Aparthotel
Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
4 out of 5
100 Garbary, Poznan, Greater Poland, 61-757
The price is NT$2,119 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the convenient parking ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (41 reviews)
Very pleased
"I liked the location. It is within easy walking distance of many restaurants and bars. All the amenities I needed were available. When I didn't go to restaurants I could go to nearby grocery and cook my own meal. I enjoyed it so much I extended my stay."

Reviewed on 2022/1/4

Apartamenty Homely Place Centrum
Apartamenty Homely Place Center
Apartamenty Homely Place Center
3.5 out of 5
ul. Bóznicza 1, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, 61-751
The price is NT$2,389 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Poznan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Not woth the value for money.
"The smell coming from the sewer system in the bathroom was terrible. The breakfast, even prepaid, did not arrive at all one day and another day came with delay. I had already left. The parking at the basement was convenient."

Reviewed on 2021/2/13

Apartamenty Homely Place Center
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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