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City Guide Poznań
 
 
 
 
 
 


National Museum
An example of the so-called Wilhelmian style; the building houses collections of Western European paintings as well as other works of art from antiquity, the Middle Ages and rich collections of Polish Art Gallery including contemporary works.
 
Odwach (the Guardhouse)
The work of the royal architect Johann Christian Kammsetzer. An example of classical architecture from the late 18th C during the rule of Stanisław August Poniatowski. The attic is decorated with the emblem of the Polish Republic along with the sponsor’s coat of arms, whose name was Kazimierz Raczyński. Presently the building houses the Museum of the Wielkopolska Uprising 1918.
 
Okrąglak
A symbol of modern-day Poznań from the communist days. This fine piece of architecture housed a department store in People’s Republic of Poland.
 
Great Theatre
Aka the Poznan Opera House, a masterpiece of neoclassical architecture. It was erected a hundred years ago as part of the new castle quarter. A prominent place that has greatly contributed to the cultural life of Poznan.
 
The Royal Castle
King Przemysł II’s former residence. The King had the castle extended - presently a picturesque place surrounded with renovated city walls. The building houses the Applied Arts Museum.
 
City Stadium
Lech Poznań vs. Manchester City – 3:1, Lech Poznań vs. Juwentus F.C. - 1:1, these matches were being watched by 42 thousand spectators. It is the first stadium to be completed for the 2012 European Cup. The above results alone are a good reason to see this magnificent stadium.
 
Polish Theatre
The oldest existing building in Poland which is the seat of a theatre. It was financed with citizens’ donations and built in 1875. As the name suggests, it was a place which propagated Polish culture during Prussian rule.
 
City Scales
The next most important building in historical Poznań after the Town Hall. It is here that merchandise to be sold in the market was measured, weighed and taxed accordingly. Presently the building houses the registry office.
 
Wilson Park
A very nice public park, where you can rest, visit the nearby palm house as well as a WW2 air raid shelter.
 
Imperial Castle
The last castle in Europe that was built for a living emperor. It was converted into Hitler’s residence under Albert Speer’s supervision. Thus the interiors present a Nazi German architecture that is unique to Europe. Presently it is a cultural centre with the Museum of the Poznań Uprising June 1956.

 
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