I arrived in Poznan 8pm in the evening…and I had to leave again early morning. Only a couple of hours at night to discover one of the oldest cities in Poland: one-night stand or a promise to return?
The pictures show you the old town of Poznan, with the famous historic market square (originally laid out in around 1253). The square hosts the Old Town Hall and many restaurants and café’s in former tenement and merchant houses.
The Fara Church is a baroque church, located at the south-eastern corner of the Old Market Square. It was closed at night, but visit this blog to have a look inside.
It was great just strolling a city that was totally unknown to me. Honestly, I was very surprised by the beauty of the Old City. After visiting Krakow and Poznan I believe there is great potential for travelers who want to discover European places that are (quite unfair) still being neglected by many. You should definitely put this on your European itinerary.
It certainly is not only beauty when you walk through Poznan. Many buildings of the last century are quite unpleasant to watch….built in the Iron Curtain period (the Iron curtain was both a physical and ideological division between West and East Europe). But as perfectly mentioned by my Polish colleague: “This is part of Polish history as well.”
I became enthusiastic about Poznan and decided to have dinner in a very cosy restaurant called Republica Róż where they dare customers to beg their patience while awaiting their meals. All meals are prepared with fresh seasonal and regional ingredients. It was wonderful and I believed the atmosphere really suited how I experienced the city.
Poznan, I will be back. With a clearer view in daylight.
What are your experiences with Poland?