24 h shopping
Poznań is rich with shopping centers as well as tiny boutiques with unique collections. The main shopping area is concentrated around Stary Rynek (the Old Market Square) and Półwiejska Street, extending from Stary Rynek to the “Stary Browar” Shopping, Arts and Business Center.
09.00 am A good start of the day
A good breakfast is an essential part of a pre-shopping morning. Most hotels offer a breakfast buffet, but if you prefer to break your fast outside of your hotel, try “Weranda Cafe”’s offer of mouthwatering early morning specialities. It is open from 09.30.
10.00 am Zielony Targ (the green market)
So, if you’re finished with your morning cup of joe, all you have to do is walk along Gołębia Street and on to Za Bramką, to reach Rynek Bernardyński. Every Saturday, this wonderful, rustic market place is filled with eco friendly food produce whose authenticity is confirmed by a certificate of eco or bio-friendliness. Meats, cold cuts, freshly caught fish, non-sprayed fruit and veg, traditional sourdough breads, real butter and cheeses, honeys and other natural produce can be purchased here. The atmosphere of the market place is like a journey back in time, and an experience in itself.
11.00 am Stara Rzeźnia (Old Slaughterhouse)
No, no - it’s not what you think. The Stara Rzeźnia buildings in Małe Garbary - one bus stop away from Garbary Street - host an antique market on every other Saturday of the month, and on the other Saturdays, there is a flea market. There you can find treasures and little gems which will serve as souvenirs, or wonderful additions to your home decor.
12.00 am Lunch
Would you look at the time? Why, it flies when you’re having fun. It’s of course lunchtime, and wouldn’t you like to grab a small bite? Catch any bus on the stop by Stara Rzeźnia (Małe Garbary) and take two stops in the direction of Stary Rynek. There, on its many streets’ nooks and crannies, you will find many places to have a well deserved lunch break. If you would like a place a bit further away from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not try Gołębnik (the dovecote) Cafe. You will easily spot it by the unusual style of its town house elevation.
01.00 pm Stary Rynek area
Stary Rynek and its surroundings are an area filled with various shops, catering to all needs. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, antiques (Woźna and Wielka Street), clothes and jewellery (Paderewskiego), or small boutiques with unique collections - you can find them all. Additionally, most pastry shops in and around the square sell the wonderful Poznań speciality - the St Martin’s Croissant, a traditional pastry baked for Polish Independence Day on November 11th, but available all year round. Walking down Wrocławska Street, and further onto the pedestrian zone known as “deptak” - Półwiejska Street - you will reach Poznań’s most distinguished shopping center - Stary Browar.
03.00 pm Stary Browar (the Old Brewery)
Stary Browar Shopping, Arts and Business Center was built on the premises of the over a hundred-year-old former Hugger Brewery. According to its owner’s concept, 50 per cent of the Center’s activities is concentrated around arts, and it is also a place where you can find the shops of luxury brands - both Polish and foreign. Shopping in Stary Browar is so much more than just purchasing goods - it is a cultural experience.
07.00 pm Dinner
Stary Rynek and its surroundings offer many places to enjoy a lovely meal. If you are unsure which of its many, many restaurants to choose, let us help. Visit Brovaria, with its own mini brewery, producing three kinds of beers on the spot - wheat, honey and Pilsner.