This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Poznań. To help you make friends with Poznań before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Poznań is located on the Warta River and has played a key role throughout Polish history. The city has been an important administrative and trade center since the early Middle Ages. Poznań is one of the fastest-developing cities in Poland in the past twenty years, and offers great deals for its visitors. For example, there are many hostels in Poznan with low prices and good conditions. Most Poznań hostels are located in the Old Town, but there are also many hostels in the Jezyce district, which is not far from the Rusalka Lake.
As most historic sights are in the Old Town, it makes sense to book your Poznań hostel there if you are interested in Poznań’s history and architecture. Some of the most famous places to visit and see are the Opera House, the Ostrow Tumski (Tumski Island), the former Imperial Castle, and the Raczynski Library. There are several lakes near Poznań as well -- the Kiekrz Lake is famous for sailing, the Malta Lake for rowing, and the Strzeszyn Lake and the Rusalka Lake for bathing. With so many lakes, it is not surprising that many tourists visit the city to enjoy the great water facilities and their favorite water sports.
Poznań is a very lively city as one hundred forty thousand of its five hundred fifty thousand inhabitants are students. There are a lot of pubs, restaurants, and clubs and you need weeks to visit them all. And the best of all is that prices are good and portions are huge. There are also interesting festivals that take place in Poznań, such as the Malta International Theater Festival and the International Film and Music Festival. Poznań is very well connected to other Polish and foreign cities by bus, plane and train and it is a great stop during any Euro trip for a short or long visit.
Written by local enthusiast for Poznań hostelsGeorge Traveller