Poznan Christmas Market

Day 1. Poznan – a Polish winter city break

To coincide with the introduction of Ryanair's new route between Manchester and Poznań we decided to check out another of Poland's city break destinations.  Poznań is the capital of the Wielkopolska region and noted for its Renaissance Town Hall as well as being being home to Poland's oldest cathedral.  Our flight the previous afternoon departed …

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Snowy trees in Poznan, Poland

Day 2. Exploring Poznan, Poland

After a hearty breakfast in our hotel we took Tram 3 to Citadel Park in the Kmieca district, just north of the city centre.  There had been a light sprinkling of snow overnight which had given the park a winter wonderland like appearance.  The park sits on Winiary Hill covering 89 hectares and was a …

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Poznan Houses

Day 3. Poznan Palm House and Lake Malta Ski Slope

It had been snowing throughout the night leaving a glistening white blanket covering everything as we ventured outdoors.  After walking down to Wroclawska we caught Tram 5 to Park Wilsona so that we could visit the Palm House.  This park is located in the Lazarz district and dates back to 1834 when the city's first …

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Poznan Old Town Square

Day 4. Poznan Old Town

It was our final day in Poznan and at last the sun had decided to put in an appearance, enhancing the beauty of the tall and colourful former merchant's houses surrounding the Old Town Square.  Many of these buildings were reconstructed following heavy damage during the Second World War and are exact replicas of the …

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