Poznań is a large city of 532000 inhabitants in western Poland on the river Warta,
300km west of Warsaw and 300km south of Gdansk. It has a nice historic core centered on the market square, although many of the buildings are replicas rebuilt after World War II.
The city was founded in the 9th century on the island of Ostrów Tumski, during the reign of Poland’s first ruler, Duke Mieszko I. It was the royal seat of Poland until 1038, after which it continued to develop as a commercial centre. Poznan was damaged in the mid-17th century by Swedish, Prussian and Russian armies and was annexed by Prussia in 1793. It became again part of Poland after World War I.
The Posnania mall is a large and modern mann 2km southeast of the city centre. It has 220 boutiques, 40 cafes and restaurants and 40 medium- and large-sized shops.
How to get to Poznań
Poznań has an airport with flights to a number of European cities. It can also easily be reached by train or by car.
There are many hotels and other accomodation options, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.