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Presentation of Polish Cities

POZNAN

PoznanPoznan is the historic capital of Greater Poland, and its origins go back to the beginning of the Polish State in the 10th century. Today it is the venue for the International Trade Fair, and an important European business centre.

CITY SIGHTSEEING

Our walk starts from the Plac Wolnosci, where the National Museum and the Raczynski Library are situated. Stary Rynek (Old Market Place) is full of historic town houses and mansions, under the preeminence of the beautiful 13-14th century Town Hall. An exhibition of musical instruments may be seen in one of the houses, Dom Pod Bialym Orlem. The oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island), stands on the right bank of the Warta River, and it contains the 10th- century Cathedral, the 14th century Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bishop's Palace and the Lubranski College (1512), which now houses the Archdiocesan Museum.

LOCAL EXCURSIONS

sightseeing of Poznan 1. GNIEZNO

Ancient seat of the Polanians, and Poland's first capital, a church province since 1000 A.D. In 997 the relics of St. Adalbert the Martyr (Patron Saint of Poland) were interred in the Cathedral on Lech's Hill, making the town the destination for pilgrims who still come in their thousands today.

2. KoRNIK

An exquisitely beautiful country mansion and park 20 km southeast of Poznan, surrounded by lakes. The town was first mentioned in records in 1362; the first castle was erected in the 14th century. The present day stately home was a private residence donated to the Nation before the War. It now houses a library of rare books and is the property of the Polish Academy of Science. The park contains over 3,000 species of local and exotic plants.
 
 
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