Poznań and the surroundings offer perfect conditions to relax among the forests and lakes. They offer many opportunities for active recreation. Here are some places worth to visit ...
Situated only 2 kilometres from the Old Market Square. Various sporting events are held at the regatta track, most important of which are the world and European championships in water sports. Around the lake you can find sports centres, hiking and bicycle paths, mini golf and boule courses, an all-year-round ski slope with an Adrenaline Alpine Coaster.
In the 19th century, the Winiary Hill located north of the Old Town was turned into fortifications. After the WW II the place has been turned into a large park (nearly 100 ha in area). Today the Citadel is Poznań’s favourite relax and leisure location. Remnants of the fortress house the Museum of Arms and the ‘Poznań’ Army Museum. It is also the place where, in 2002, Magdalena Abakanowicz, a world-famous Polish artist, created an open-air exhibition of her sculptures.
Poznań Botanical Gardens have been established between 1922 and 1925. In the area of 22 hectares it gathers the impressive collection of over 7 thousand species and varieties of plants from nearly all climate zones on Earth.
Morasko Meteorite Natural Reserve
The environs of Poznań abound in areas of high natural value. However, definitely the most interesting and precious object is to be found within the city's borders! It is a group of meteorite impact craters on the slope of Mount Morasko (Góra Moraska). This hill is the highest rise in the Region of Wielkopolska (154 meters above the sea level).
'Śnieżycowy Jar' Reserve
A nature reserve founded for the purpose of protection of the few stands of the spring snowflake (a plant found in the Sudety mountains) in the Wielkopolska region. Tourists visit the reserve massively at the turn of February and March to watch the blooming snowflake, the harbinger of spring, creating beautiful flowery carpets.