Nine Great Reasons to Book a Flight to Poznan, Poland

Is Poznan worth visiting? That’s the first thing I asked myself after finding a great flight deal.

You never know what you’ll find in a destination that not many people have heard about. Honestly, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from Poznan, but I discovered a stunning city with dozens of interesting things to do and see.

I can safely say that it is one of the best cities to visit in Poland, and here’s why you should book a flight too.

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Wondering if you should travel to Poznan Poland? Here are all the reasons to visit Poznan




IS POZNAN WORTH VISITING? ALL THE REASONS TO ADD IT TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

IT’S AN UNDISCOVERED GEM

Think about Paris, London, or Barcelona. Think about the crowds and the hustle and bustle. Now, imagine a beautiful and peaceful city with only a few tourists. Sounds good, right?

If you want to escape the crowds and are looking for that alternative city break, Poznan is the destination for you.

With almost no tourist traps and unauthentic experiences and activities, you can see Poznan’s raw and true nature, which is something you don’t get to feel in many other European cities.

old town
colorful buildings in Poznan's city center

IT’S SUPER BUDGET FRIENDLY

European trips don’t have to be expensive, and I’m always ecstatic to find new destinations that you can visit without breaking the bank. From accommodation to food to museums, Poznan is a lot more budget-friendly than other cities in Europe.

Expect to pay between $25 to $50 per night (not per person) for an apartment in the city center, when $50 can get you a big apartment that can host up to 4 people.

While a cup of coffee with a sandwich should cost about $6-$8, you’ll pay between $3 to $7 for a portion of nine Polish dumplings called pierogi (aka one of the best things to eat in Poznan), depending on the filling and type of eatery.

As for attractions and activities, you can visit many of the city’s sites for free, and the highest price you’ll pay to enter a museum is about $3.

Is poznan worth visiting - park

PERFECT FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY

With my travel obsession, I always feel like a weekend trip is too short. But when that’s all the time you have, it’s nice to know that you can enjoy some cities in only 2-3 days.

Luckily, Poznan is a fantastic option for a short getaway. Two or three days are exactly what you need to see and experience the best of what this city has to offer without rushing things.

Is poznan worth visiting - old town hall

THE ARCHITECTURE IS INSANELY BEAUTIFUL

I love visiting cities in which not only a specific area but the entire city is filled with gorgeous buildings (like Madrid, Vienna, or Budapest).

Poznan is that kind of city, and apart from its old town, which is colorful and exquisitely built, other parts of it are also a celebration of architecture.

Many buildings were actually reconstructed or renovated after World War II, but the architectural style and essence were kept. So if you love strolling through beautiful streets (who doesn’t?), Poznan will not disappoint you.

Update: Poznan’s main square is currently undergoing some renovations, which should be completed by the summer of 2023.

Is poznan worth visiting - old town square
old town street
St Stanislaus church in Poznan

IT HAS A RICH HISTORY

To say that Poznan has gone through a lot in the past millennium would be an understatement.

From being the capital of Poland about a thousand years ago and an important trade center in the 13th century to two world wars and the communist regime, this city is one big piece of history.

Whether you’re visiting Polish landmarks like the 10th-century Poznan Cathedral and the Old Town Hall, museums like the Royal Castle and the Archaeological Museum, or buildings all across the city, the history of Poznan is still very present.

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Royal Castle

THE GREEN SCENERY WILL MAKE YOU SMILE

If you’re always in search of that hint of nature in the middle of a big city, Poznan will win you over.

While it’ll never be like visiting a national park or a nature reserve, city parks and gardens can give you the change of scenery you want after a lot of sightseeing.

Surprisingly, in Poznan, the green areas cover about 25% of the city, and you can visit more than ten stunning parks and gardens. So if you’re looking for a relaxing city break and some tranquility, Poznan might just be exactly what you need.

Is poznan worth visiting - botanical gardens
Botanical Gardens

THE FOOD IS HEARTY AND DELICIOUS

Whatever it is you’re thinking of Polish food, I bet you don’t expect it to be that tasty, but I can honestly say that it is a crowd-pleaser.

From pierogi (Polish dumplings) to potato pancakes to all kinds of soups and stews, Polish cuisine is all about comfort food.

Of course, you can also find other types of restaurants like Italian and Asian, as well as modern cafes where you can have a great breakfast or brunch.

Is poznan worth visiting - Polish dumplings

YOU CAN ENJOY SOME UNEXPECTED ACTIVITIES

Poznan is not so well-known, so it’s easy to think that all you can do there is to see the old town and some landmarks. But Poznan is a lot more diverse than that.

Beyond the ‘usual’ activities, you can also visit a water park, a museum dedicated to a local croissant, the largest palmhouse in Poland, and the list goes on.

You can also go street art hunting, see the town hall’s mechanical goats butting heads as a tribute to a local legend, and much more.

Can you see why Poznan should be on your bucket list?

street art
Street art in Poznan

IT’S A GREAT BASE FOR OTHER DAY TRIPS OR A ROAD TRIP

If you feel like mixing things up, you can always get out of the city and explore other places.

Some of the day trips you can take from Poznan include cities like Gniezno and Torun, and a road trip through western Poland is a viable option as well. Here are all the things you can do and see around Poznan.

I hope I’ve convinced you that Poznan is worth the visit, so if you’re considering booking a flight, please let me know in the comments.

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About Or Amir

Hey, I'm Or! I'm a passionate traveler with a severe coffee, chocolate, and pastry addiction (or any other carb for that matter). Obsessed with anything Spain-related, I'm always planning my next trip (and the excitement alone can bring tears to my eyes, not that it's difficult to make me cry).

6 thoughts on “Nine Great Reasons to Book a Flight to Poznan, Poland”

  1. I was there in December…. Beautiful city! I’d go back again! Currently the old town is under renovation… the main square they are doing digging up of previous foundations.

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    • You’re right! I will add some info on that.
      It really is a beautiful city, so I hope that doesn’t take away too much of its charm.

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  2. You have totally convinced me to visit Poznan! It’s really not far from Berlin, but remains a lesser-known destination. As soon as you wrote that there were beautiful buildings everywhere, I was like, “I’m going!” 🙂

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