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Goats on Poznan Town Hall


Malta lake


Collegium Maius in Poznan University of Medical Sciences


Poznan Arena Stadium

Palm House at Wilson Park

Poznan is situated along the Paris-Moscow route, crossing half the continent. With a population of 600 000, the city is easily accessible by rail or air. After Warsaw, Poznan is Poland´s fastest developing city.

The economic boom of the 1990s attracted foreign investors. Since then the city has been growing, developing and modernizing. Many multinational corporations have set up subsidiaries and industrial sites in the city, and the number of university-level schools continues to grow.

Thanks to its location, Poznan has long been known for its trade fairs and exhibitions - Poland´s largest trade fairs were held here before World War II. Every year, the Poznan International Fair organizes about 40 specialist trade fairs, both international and national. In 2012, Poznan will be a host town to the European Football Championships, commonly referred to as Euro 2012.

Education

This vibrant university-city is full of young people. More than 120 000 students attend over 12 third level schools, among which Adam Mickiewicz University (abbreviated UAM), Poznan University of Technology and Poznan University of Economics are the most influential and well-known in Europe.

What to see in Poznan

The meticulously restored renaissance-baroque Market Square, with its gem of a town hall, is Poznan´s postcard image, the ideal place for socializing and exquisite dining.

A crowd of tourists gathers around the Town Hall every day a few minutes before noon. They are waiting for the doors of the Town Hall clock tower to open and watch two goats butt their horns at every stroke of the clock. These goats are so popular that they are featured on the city´s emblem.

Sport lovers should visit Lake Malta, the site of one of Europe´s most modern regatta courses. Excellent recreation areas surround the lake: cycling and rollerblading lanes and an artificial ski slope, open all year round. From there you can also take a narrow-gauge railway train to the nearby Zoo.

To get truly acquainted, venture out to the city districts, each with a distinctive architectural style representing different eras. The residential areas of Solacz and Jezyce are not always listed in guidebooks, but they are worth a visit. Solacz features 19th-century villas and a beautiful landscaped garden, while Jezyce is home to beautiful art-deco tenement houses and a typical Polish open-air market. You can buy pretty much anything there, from fresh produce to clothing and housewares, or you can simply engage in the sport of people-watching.

Culture

The Malta International Theatre Festival ) is held here every June. The city is filled with street performers. More than 100 shows are staged during the festival.

Recently introduced theme evenings, such as Museum Night, when museums open their doors until late, free of charge, have met with keen interest.

Yet, the biggest party is reserved for November 11th. It is a double celebration - Poland´s Independence Day and also the city patron´s day. On that day, St Martin crowns the street parade, opening the festivities. Don´t miss out on the renowned rogale marcinskie - croissants filled with a delicious mixture of crushed almonds, poppy seeds and orange peel. They´re only sold on this day.



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Kat
day: 2012-09-23
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I love this city! So good for foreign. I found even a place to take art classes in english! I recomend it for everybody who lovd drawing and painting. Their email is osartystyczna[at]gmail.com
imtiaj
day: 2012-04-23
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