Poznan Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Poznan
Poznan, one of Poland’s smaller cities, is often an overlooked gem in the west of the country. Within easy reach of the German border and with a rich history, great food and fun nightlife, it’s definitely worth a visit! Start here with my basic Poznan travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Poznan travel blogs.
When to Visit
Like many other central European cities, Poznan has four distinct seasons with a big variation in temperatures from summer to winter. To make the most of your visit to Poznan, spring (roughly April till June) is a good time to visit, as this is when the weather is warm but not too hot and before the crowds of summer descend on the city.
That said, December can be a very nice time to visit Poznan in the lead up to Christmas, when town square fills up with markets selling traditional Polish foods and gifts in preparation for the holiday season. Just make sure you bring warm clothes and a hat, a scarf and gloves!
Top Things To Do
Visit the National Museum – Actually one of the largest museums in Poland, it is home to a large collection of Polish art from the 16th century to present day. You can watch in on an art classes going on, as well as see temporary exhibitions by contemporary Polish artists.
Check out KontenerART – A totally hipster space right by the river in Poznan, this place is an semi-outdoor affair with old shipping containers converted into small studios, shops and art spaces. Browse for quirky gifts, watch live music performances or just hang out by the river surrounded by cool people.
Have lunch at Poland’s smallest restaurant – Vine Bridge, with only three tables, holds the title as Poland’s smallest restaurant and this super cute little place serves modern Polish cuisine. There are also loads of great options for eating vegan in Poznan, if that’s your thing!
Although it’s a small city, taking a tour around Poznan will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Poznan tours.
LGBT – Gay Poznan Travel Guide
While Poland is a pretty mixed bag in terms of LGBT equality, Poznan is a young, modern city and is generally speaking an easy place to visit as a queer person. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Poznan.
HaH Club – A fun, modern club with a big dance floor and regular karaoke evenings, this isn’t specifically a gay club, but it’s very popular with the local queers. There’s a rotation of hot young DJs and it’s a great place for a fun night out.
Amigo Sauna – One of the oldest and most established gay saunas in Poland, this place has high quality facilities including a dry sauna, steam room, bar, lounge and even a solarium to brighten up those winter days!
Poznan Pride – Spread over a week in September, pride here includes fun events such as queer tango classes, group bike rides, brunches, film screenings, panel discussions and of course plenty of parties.
More gay travel resources here.
Poznan Hotel Deals
Poznan has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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