Located in the west-central part of Poland, Poznań is a charming European city with growing destination potential and international significance. Sited about halfway between Warsaw and Berlin it offers perfect connections with the biggest European cities.
Poznań was founded in the 9th century and soon it became the capital of the whole Wielkopolska Province (Great Poland). Thanks to its long and rich history which reflects in a valuable cultural heritage, Poznań claims to be the first capital of the Polish Kingdom! Here, in the splendid Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, the first Polish rulers were buried.
The historical and entertainment heart of the city is the picturesque Old Market Square– Stary Rynek - surrounded by colorful patrician residences and monuments of highest interest. In a spring time it ravishes with a colorful multitude of bier gardens, marquises and flowers.
The biggest attraction of the Old Market is the majestic Renaissance City Hall with its magnificent tower and the famous clock with two legendary goat figures – an informal symbol of the city.
Another face of Poznań is those of a big centre of international trade. Throughout the whole year numerous trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences take place here attracting businessmen, scientists and visitors from all over the world.
The rich selection of new deluxe hotels, exhibition halls, meticulously restored venues and charming restaurants provides Poznań with a perfect base for a dynamically growing MICE sector and define the image of the dynamic, pulsating with life city.
Beautiful music halls, outstanding opera house and a wealth of monuments make it a perfect destination for musical and art & culture tours.
* Poznań is a candidate city for European Capital of Culture in 2016!