Poznań at a glance
At http://poznan.travel/en/c/ifipwcc2018 participants of IFIP WCC 2018 can find information among others about:
- traveling to Poznań and in the city,
- hotels in Poznan,
- bars and restaurants,
- sightseeing hot spots,
- cultural events.
Top 6 Must-Do Things in Poznań
When visiting a new place you are always faced with a dilemma - what is worth seeing, where is it worth going. Poznań is an extraordinary city - open and dynamic, filled with unique places and attractions. Here are a few tips which will allow you to enjoy your stay to the fullest - the 6 Must-Do Things in Poznań.
1. See the billy goats at noon
Good tip for the late-comers - if you didn’t manage to get to the Rynek before 12pm, there is a vintage billy goat mechanism on display inside the Town Hall.
There is a legend connected to the installing of the billy goats. After the clock was finished, it was supposed to be showcased to all the councilmen and the governor of Poznań. A feast had been prepared for this occasion, but due to the clumsiness of one of the cooks, the haunch of venison which was to be served, was completely burned. To save face, the cook stole two billy goats, which he intended to roast and serve, but they escaped to the Town Hall tower. When the esteemed guests arrived, they saw the two billy goats butting heads on the ledge of the tower. It was then that the governor commanded mechanical billy goats to be attached to clock’s mechanism.
2. Try a St Martin’s Croissant
3. Visit the Old Brewery 50 50
Everyone willing to get to know the Old Brewery 50 50, its history, the scope of its activities, the idea whose representation it is as well as its unique architecture and permanent art collection can visit the information points in the Old Brewery 50 50 and arrange for a convenient time for a guided tour. It is also worth asking for a map of the facilities which are in the building - listing unusual gems like a Persian carpet, or the list of art installations.
The guided tours need to be arranged with two weeks’ notice. For more information, visit:
- Atrium, Tel. +48 61 859 60 50; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pasaż (Walkway) Tel. +48 61 677 14 00; e-mail: email@example.com
4. Walk the halls of the former Imperial Castle
It can be visited with a guide (assembly in the Great Hall), which allows to see many interesting nooks and crannies of the castle, unavailable on any other occasion, such as the original 5-ton throne of Wilhelm II.
More information on tour dates available here: www.zamek.poznan.pl.
5. See the recovered Monet painting (in National Museum)
It is there that you can see Poland’s only Claude Monet - “La plage à Pourville, soleil couchant” (“Beach in Pourville”) - returned to the Museum in 2010 after being stolen ten years prior.
Due to the sensational thread and the daring theft of the painting, a film about the event is currently in the making.
6. Discover the beginnings of the Polish state in the underground of the Cathedral in the Cathedral Island
The former cathedral island of the Cathedral Island is one of the most charming parts of Poznań. With the cathedral overlooking the whole area, a small Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Summo, cobblestone streets leading up to former ramparts and historic garden homesteads of cathedral canons is an enclave of peace and quiet, and somehow time seems to slow down here.
Other places worth visiting in the Cathedral Island are the Archdiocesan Museum, home of St. Peter’s sword, located in the former Lubrański Academy and the Genius Loci Archeological Reserve.