Events and tours

Poznan: Eastern energy – Western style. Come and enjoy!

Poznan is a place where the energy of the countries of the New Europe intermingles with the culture of Western civilisations. This metropolis, housing over half-a-million residents, is located in the best developed area of Poland. Poznań is closer to Berlin than to Warsaw.

Poznan backs its methods to achieve success, bolstered with an over-1000-year-old efficiency tradition. It is here, where the Polish nation was born, and where the only successful Polish uprising – The Greater Poland Uprising – was ignited, which further confirms the resourcefulness of Poznan’s citizens. Poznan offers a wide range of historical and leisure spots to visit or walk by, including the renaissance Old Market square, the enchantingly located Cathedral at the riverside, Citadel Park, Malta lake, and the set of rearranged post-industrial venues, that have come to be some of the most interesting spots at the town’s map in terms of architecture, commerce, art, music and handcraft.

How to book the trips

That’s why to explore Poznan in the most convenient way, we have prepared for you unique trips, which you can book using the registration panel. If you haven't done this before, you can always log in to the registration panel and book one of those exciting trips.

We will give you the opportunity to visit the best and most recognizable places in Poznań, please choose the trip from the examples shown below.

Tours are additionally payable and are not part of the program.

Date Time Name Min. participants Price per person
5.09 Wed 14:00 - 16:00 The beginning of Poznań 20 10 Eur
5.09 Wes 16:00 - 19:00 Historical Tour of Poznań
(Old Market Square – Pl. Mickiewicza.)
20 15 Eur
6.09 Thu 08:00 - 16:00 This is where Poland began 20 60 Eur
6.09 Thu 10:00 - 15:00 Poznan in the nutshell and Kórnik 20 40 Eur
7.09 Fri 10:00 - 15:00 Poznan in the nutshell and Kórnik 20 40 Eur
7.09 Fri 15:00 - 18:00 Historical Tour of Poznań
(Old Market Square – Pl. Mickiewicza.)
10 15 Eur
8.09 Sat 10:00 - 13:00 Poznań by tram & by foot 30 20 Eur
9.09 Sun 10:00 - 15:00 Poznan in the nutshell and Kórnik 20 40 Eur
9.09 Sun 15:00 - 17:00 The beginning of Poznań 20 10 Eur
9.09 Sun 15:00 - 18:00 Historical Tour of Poznań
(Old Market Square – Pl. Mickiewicza.)
20 15 Eur

Poznan-Old-Market-Squere

THE BEGINNING OF POZNAŃ

Monuments and landmarks on the route:

Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski) and first polish catedral, iron bridge, Srodka district, Malta Lake.

Description:

It is a fact that Poznań fortified settlement dates back to the 10th century. It was situated on Ostrów Tumski – an island on the Warta River, where the first Polish Cathedral was built. Ostrów Tumski was also the seat of first Polish rulers – Mieszko I of Poland and Bolesław Chrobry.  A number of settlements developed around the city. The oldest was Śródka - trading village on the right bank of the river. Little farther there was Commandery, ruled by the order of the Knights, later known as Knights of Malta. Now near the old chivalrous church is Malta lake and large recreational complex.

The service includes:

  • english speaking city guide
  • entrance tickets

 

Poznan-Old-Market-Squere

HISTORICAL TOUR OF POZNAN

Monuments and landmarks on the route:

Old Market Square, town hall, parish church, residences of the nobility and polish Royal Castle, Plac Wolności (Freedom Plaza), Mickiewicz Sq. (German imperial district).

Description:

In the XIII century the city of Poznań was relocated to the left bank of the Warta River, while its centre – the Old Market Square and the Town Hall – became the symbols of the city self-government. Przemysł I, the ruler of Greater Poland, moved his seat to Przemysł Hill, an area rising above the city, which later became a place of residence for Polish kings visiting Poznań. Inhabitants of Poznań were most proud of parish Church.

Germans ruled in Poznan since the late 18th century. They planned urban layout of the city in 19th century (today Wolnosci Plaza).

On the initiative of the German emperor Wilhelm II, between 1902-1913 in Poznań a bold urban project was carried out. The area of former fortifications was meant to become the residential heart of the new german imperial city.

The service includes:

  • english speaking city guide
  • entrance tickets

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THIS IS WHERE POLAND BEGAN

Monuments and landmarks on the route:

Lednicki Island - archaeological reserve, Cathedral in Gniezno and The museum beginnings of the Polish State.

Description:

Ostrów Lednicki is an island in the southern part of Lake Lednica, located between the cities of Gniezno and Poznań. A gród (a medieval Slavonic fortified settlement) was built here in the Middle Ages. Existing ruins of a chapel, church and palace, thought to be the home of the first Kings of the Piast dynasty, have been roofed over for preservation. Today the ruins are of archaeological significance, and the site of the Museum of the Piast Dynasty. It is Poland`s largest open-air museum.

Gniezno is the historic capital of Polan and symbolic place of coronation of the first Polish kings (11-13 century). Gniezno hides in their temples and museums treasures from the period of the formation of the Polish state. Gniezno is also the center of the historic Piast Route, the most important cultural a tourist route of our country. Gniezno has one of the most valuable monuments of Romanesque art in Poland (Gniezno Doors and liturgical chalices of 11-12th Century). During the trip we visit the Primate metropolitan church (which is also the oldest religious sanctuary Poles) and see a multimedia presentation about the beginnings of Polish statehood.

The service includes:

  • English speaking city guide
  • Tourist bus with air conditioning
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch

4.Poznan-in-a-nutshell

POZNAŃ IN A NUTSHELL AND THE KORNIK CASTLE

Monuments and landmarks on the route:

Castle and arboretum in Kornik and coach trip around monuments and landmarks in Poznań.

Description:

During the process of germanization in 19th. century powerful family of the Greater Poland region, Działyńscy, cultivated Polish language and culture within the walls of their palaces in Poznań and Kórnik. They left heritage in the form of a large collection of literature and unique volumes, imported from different parts of the world. Their out-of-town residence was a neo-Gothic castle in Kórnik, surrounded by an English-style park with more than 3,000 trees and shrubs.

Second part of trip is coach trip around monuments and landmarks in Poznań.

The service includes:

  • English speaking city guide
  • Tourist bus with air conditioning
  • Entrance tickets

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POZNAŃ BY TRAM & BY FOOT

Monuments and landmarks on the route:

by tram: Plac Wolności (Freedom Plaza), Mickiewicz Sq. (German imperial district), Poznań Fair, Malta Lake, Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski).

by foot: Old Market Square, town hall, parish church, residences of the nobility and polish Royal Castle.

Description:

During 1 hour tram tour You will see most interesting places in Poznań, during next 1,5 hour on your foot  You will see the most popular relax and meeting place in Poznan - Old Market Square.

The service includes:

  • english speaking city guide
  • historical tram

If you are interested in another places in Poznań or in Poland, not mentioned in the list of tours above, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will come up with suggestions that are tailor-made to your needs.
For more examples of individual trips, a list of recommended restaurants and other cultural places, please follow the link below (Poznan Convention Bureau website)

www.euroson2018.poznan.travel

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