Chillin’ With The Poles

We know Poland had a tough history but now it has taken quite a full turn. Polish resilience has brought about a reconstruction that makes Poland an awesome holiday destination. Things are way more affordable than the rest of touristic Europe and the old city centers are just as historic and colourful. The vibrant city of Poznan is a good example. As a student city, this place in Poland has a lively atmosphere especially at night. Drinks and food also seem to be student-price for those who are used to other big cities in Europe so if getting full and drunk are your idea of fun, then this city could be ideal. But it’s not at all that crazy in here. The historic old city center also gives a piece of classic Europe with many small pedestrian-friendly streets teeming with commerce. Surrounding the city center are already modern structures that cater to the consumerist population. There is even an old brewery turned into a big mall with post-modern design. Indeed this city can give you quite a bit of diversity in terms of architecture.

Clockwise from Top Left: Colorful buildings along the perimeter of the old town center square, The City hall along with the old marketplace, the Poznan Cathedral, and inside the still functioning ancient public Raczynskich library.
Clockwise from Top Left: Colorful buildings along the perimeter of the old town center square, The City hall along with the old marketplace, the Poznan Cathedral, and inside the still functioning ancient public Raczynskich library.

A short tram ride from the center is the Poznan Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, built in Brick Gothic design, standing on an island formed by the Warta river branches. A brief walk from this part of the city is the artificial reservoir called Lake Malta where winter sports can be held during the cold season while in summer, it could also be a nice spot for rowing and biking. Already as a modern city, Poznan has a lot of things to offer. In fact, it has been recognized for maintaining a good quality of life for its residents. Its proximity to Germany and the rest of the other equally scenic Polish cities makes it also a nice affordable hub or stopover for your travel in this side of Europe.

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