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What to do on Mondays

Mondays in Poznań may be tricky. In a true european fashion most of museums and tourist attractions are closed. It would seem that the only way is to sleep it through. Nothing less right. Poznań offers great time even then!

The Old Town

 

Strongly beating heart of Poznań for almost 1000 years. It never sleeps and the variety of architectural styles is astonishing. Renaissance, baroque, belle epoque, modernism – it is all there. A walk along the densed net of tiny streets is a perfect idea for a romantic time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Goats

 

One of the symbols of the city are two billy goats. Their presence is surrounded by a legend and you can see them on the former Town Hall clock tower exactly at 12:00 noon. Only few steps from there, on the Plac Kolegiacki, the statue of goats cheers up those who missed the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : Rynek 1, Poznań (The former Town Hall)

 

 

Fara Church 

 

Monumental, magnificent barouqe church, which is a part of the post-jesuit college. The interior will fascinate even those who have no idea about the history of art. Moreover, organ concerts at 12:15 pm can be encountered every day during the summer and every Saturday for the rest of year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Klasztorna 11, Poznań

 

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Franciscan Church

 

Just opposite to the Royal Castle, on the Przemysł Hill stands another example of the art of baroque. The most interesting thing about it is the gilded altar by the Czech artist Antoni Swach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Franciszkańska 2, Poznań

 

 

Model of former Poznań

 

While visiting the franciscan church, going to the back of the building is recommended. There, three different hand-made models of former Poznań can be seen. Whole thing is enhanced with story-telling, light and sound making it a magical experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Franciszkańska 2, Poznań (entrance from ul. Ludgardy)

 

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Blubry 6D

 

Time for a bit of fun. Blubry 6D is a dark (but not scary) labyrinth. While wearing special 3D glasses the maze comes to life. Illuminations, moving objects, riddles and the most important Poznań legends guaranteed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Wroniecka 6, Poznań

 

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

 

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Cathedral

 

Only 15 minutes from the Old Market Square, on the Cathedral Island, stands the oldest polish cethedral. It changed over the millennium many times but it always was and still is one the most important place in Poland and religious spot. Our country was born there over 1000 years ago and our first rulers are burried in the cathedral’s undergrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : Ostrów Tumski 17, Poznań

 

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Citadel Park

 

Not many non-Poznań people know that the capital of Wielkopolska used to be a fortress during the prussian times. Since the 60s, when Citadel became the actual park we can admire parts of the fortifications, millitary cemeteries, statues of significance and those simply artistic ones, two restaurants, Rose Garden and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening hours : all day

 

 

The Old Zoo

 

Poznań can be pround of the oldest polish zoo operating constantly since its opening in the end of XIX century. Today the Old Zoo is more of a park but we can still see relics of its glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Zwierzyniecka 19, Poznań

 

November – February 9 am – 4 pm (ticket office 9 am – 3 pm)

 

March and October 9 am – 5 pm (ticket office 9 am – 4 pm)

 

April – September 9 am – 7 pm (ticket office 9 am – 5 :30 pm)

 

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The New Zoo

 

 

Situated near the Maltańskie Lake is much bigger and more modern version of its predecessor. Great convenience is a free mini railway driving visitors around the zoo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address: ul. Kaprala Wojtka, Poznań (entrance from ul. Krańcowej)

 

Opening hours: 

 

April – September 9 am – 7 pm (ticket office 9 am – 6 pm)

 

March and October 9 am – 5 pm (ticket office 9 am – 4 pm)

 

November – February 9 am – 4 pm (ticket office 9 am – 5 pm)

 

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Mini railway Maltanka

 

During the summer mini railway Maltanka will take you along the northern shore of the Maltańskie Lake straight to the New Zoo. It is one of only three park mini railways in Poland. The ride will satysfy kids and adults.

 

In 2018 train operates from 1st of May until 30th of September and starts near the Rondo Śródka.

 

 

 

 

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Imperial Castle

 

 

One of the youngest monarch residences in Europe. Built for the prussian emperor Wilhelm II came into polish hands in 1919. It changed its purpose many times until finally becoming the place of culture. Theaters, cinema, cafes, events and the historic part can be found there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Św Marcin 80/82, Poznań

 

Opening hours : Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

 

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Botanical Garden

 

Those who desire some rest can go to the Botanical Garden. There are over 7000 species of plants from almost all climat zones to see there. And a cup of coffee in a small cafe to have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Dąbrowskiego 165, Poznań

 

Opening hours: check here 

 

 

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The Old Brewery

 

The big object is not only the shopping center. It i salso center of business and art. Founded by the richest woman in Poland on the foundations of the Hugger Brewery offers variety of shops and services but more importantly relax and contact with unusual art and rare architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Półwiejska 42, Poznań

 

Opening hours : Monday – Saturday 8 am – 10 pm ; Sunday 9 am – 9 pm

 

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Manufacture of candies

 

 

Small space can be a place of big adventure. Learning how to make a sweet guaranteed. In the tiny manufacture you will also make your own lollipop and if you prefer chocolate, you can create a chocolate bar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address: ul. Wrocławska 12, Poznań

 

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

 

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Wójcik Tours

 

If short on time, visitors can take a small electric car taht will take them on a trip around one of the must see places of Poznań. Those are : The Old Town, Former Castle District and the Cathedral Island. The ride is enhanced in the historic commentary. Reservation is not required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Woźna (next to the Museum of Musical Instruments)

 

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Malta Ski sports-recreational center

 

Mountain trip is not necessary to ski. Just come to Poznań! Sport-recreational center Malta Ski gives handful of attractions all year long. In the summer small rollercoaster, playground, small beach nad other entertainments are available. During the winter you can use the ski slope and practise winter sports before tavelling to Zakopane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address : ul. Wiankowa 2, Poznań

 

Opening hours : Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm 

 

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Malta Therms

 

The biggest pool object in Poland using the thermal waters. It consists four zones : sport pools, aquapark, saunas and a SPA. In the summer outdoor pools and water slides are for use.

 

Address : ul. Termalna 1, Poznań

 

Opening hours (aquapark) : Monday – Sunday 9 am - 11 pm

 

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Enigma Vanquishers

 

Just in front of the main entrance to the Impreial Castle a small container attracts the eye of people passing by. It is a special exhibition of poznań mathematicians who broke the Enigma Code which eventually led to weaken of the Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

 

Address : ul. Św. Marcin 80/82, Poznań

 

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm

 

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Raczyński Library

 

Neoclassicist building definitely stands out from others on The Wolności Square. It was founded by Edward Raczyński – polish aristocrat and patron of art and science. It is the oldest polish library operating from its start to now. It was recently enlarged wiht a modern part.

 

Address: Pl. Wolności 19, Poznań

 

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

 

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Old Marych statue

 

The Old Marych is kind of a legend in Poznań. This fictional character was a star of the special radio program since the 80s until early 2000s. He is a symbol of a poznań dialect which he spoke during the program. Now, the statue of him can be encountered just at the beggining of Półwiejska street.

 

Dalineum

 

Art galery devoted to life and work of Salvador Dalí. Private collection consists lithographies, ceramics and applied art. The premise of the exhibition is to bring closer the unknown aspects of Dalí’s life.

 

Address : ul. Wielka 24, Poznań

 

Opening hours : Monday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm

 

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Discovering murals

 

Poznań is filled with beautiful art. That includes also murals. Some of them made with verve, some may be simple but all of them cover deeper meaning. A walk for search of those gems might be just a thing you need for lazy Monday. With a special map you will see even more: graffities and neons.

 

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