Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LETS GO TO: Poznań, Poland

Keep traveling with POLetsy and you will see magic Polish cities! Today I want to take you to Poznań. 

Poznań is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland. In the early Polish history, it was one of the most important centres. It is sometimes even claimed to be the first capital of the kingdom of Poland. 
But history is not telling us everything about atmosphere of Poznań. POLetsy members shared some wonderful experience with me.

fot. Ana Matusevic
These are buildings on the main old town square. This place is loved by tourists and city citizens. It's full of cafes, restaurants and pubs. One of the most famous pub in Poznań is "Brovaria". They brew their own beer, which is kept in huge metal pots.
But it is not the only old city center that is worth seeing.
"On the northern periphery of Poznan there is a mountain. It's known as "the highest elevation in Poznan" but when you see the photographs, the horizon is almost flat. In fact, Morasko Mountain is only 154 m above sea level. It obviously isn't a summit to attract lovers of alpine climbing ;) However, it is worth visiting because of a phenomenon unique in Europe. Surrounding the mountain there are five small water ponds. There are the craters that were created as an effect of a meteorite collision with the Earth. Really inspiring, cosmic place!" - wrote Agnieszka

Mysterious Forest ♥ Fine Art Surreal Photography by Magnesina

Poznań is also famous of its little mechanical goats. Goats' butting display is performed daily at noon at city hall, preceded by the striking of the clock and the playing of a traditional bugle call. 
It looks like goats are special for this region. Karuba wrote:
"I live in a big village not far away from Poznań called Koziegłowy (kozie = goat, głowy = head). Some people say that the name of the village comes from the hills, which look like heads of goats :-) anyway, many people live here in Koziegłowy and work in nearby Poznań."

If you ever go to Poznan, make sure you try on of traditional Poznan dishes - pyry. Pyry is a special name for potatoes. People in Poznań prepare fantastic food with potatoes, they have even special restaurant, where you can find only dishes with potatoes!
Unfortunately, There not many photos of Poznań on Etsy. So if you have any, please share with us, we'd love to see you capture of this city!



  1. I love Poznań! I've been there several times and I will visit it in the future for sure :) It's an amazing city, one of my favorites.

  2. I love Poznań! I lived there as a student and I still visit the city at least once a month. There are so many beautiful places, streets with an amazing atmosphere, beautiful houses of the nineteenth century ... Poznań is definitely worth a visit!


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