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    • Day15

      Kaunas naar Poznań

      March 6, 2022 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

      Zondag ontbijten we in het Very bad Hotel. Dit is wat anders dan gebruikelijk, het is meer een huiselijke sfeer. De eigenaar is er ook en we maken een praatje. We besluiten te vragen of hij ons item wil ruilen. We hebben een luxe hoofdlamp. Uiteindelijk wil de eigenaar van het hotel de hoofdlamp wel ruilen voor 2 t-shirts van Very bad hotel. Dit vinden we leuk en besluiten de shirts ook te houden en niet meer verder te ruilen.
      We vervolgen de weg richting Poznań, waar we dankzij een uur tijdverschil om 20:00 aankomen. We eten wat en dan snel naar bed.
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    • Day2

      Posen - ein echter Geheimtipp!

      May 21, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Bevor es gleich weiter nach Breslau geht, stärken wir uns mit leckerer Gulaschsuppe. Wir sitzen gerade im Park Cytadela, einem wunderschönen Stadtpark mit angrenzendem Militärmuseum, und lassen uns die Sonne auf den Pelz scheinen. Wir sind vollkommen überrascht von Posen. Dass die Stadt so viel zu bieten hat, hätten wir nicht gedacht! Wir finden, Posen ist ein echter Geheimtipp und eignet sich hervorragend für einen 2-tägigen Besuch. Aber nun ab nach Breslau - bis später!Read more

      Niklas Klein

      Posen, du bist geil 👊


      Mega eindrucksvoll die Wandmalerei!

    • Day70


      October 8, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Back in Poznań! We've been here before, but we like this city so much that we had to stop here again. A car-free old centre, delicious food, impressive churches ... We spent Miel's birthday by playing an intensive VR game (sweaty business!), cuddling sweet kittens in a cat cafe (yes, we admit it, we're cat freaks😸) and having dinner in our favourite Italian restaurant.Read more

      Yana Van Meerhaeghe

      En ze waren lekker!😋


      :) :)

    • Day1

      Stary Rynek

      May 20, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      In Posen spielt sich alles am Altstädtischen Ring ab - ein riesen Marktplatz mit einer Kirche im Zentrum und wunderschönen, individuell gestalteten Häuser drumherum. So haben wir quasi den gesamten Tag und Abend mit Essen, Trinken und Flanieren verbracht. Die Bilder sprechen für sich!Read more


      Wow - scheint echt eine schöne Stadt zu sein!

    • Day9


      September 4, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Poznan is the 5th largest city in Poland and the site of the oldest diocese in Poland. Poznan was a fortified city between 2 rivers.
      In the 10th century, the local ruler was baptized which was followed by the start of the 1st cathedral in Poland. And the city outgrew its walls
      What's known now as the old city was built as a new walled city to accommodate the growing population.
      Poznan was heavily damaged during world war 2. So most of the pictures show reconstructions. The 1st picture looks at a portion of the market square, said to be one of the largest in Poland. The 2nd is of a statute of goats. It is said that a couple of goats escaped and ran up into the top of the city hall where they started butting each other on a balcony. It was enjoyed so much it became part of the city. There's even a glockenspiel that remembers this that I didn't get to see.
      The 3rd picture is in the nave of the cathedral and what is claimed to be the most beautiful baroque church in Poland. The 4th picture is the very recent reconstruction of the castle.
      The 5th picture is of typical narrow medieval houses built this way as taxes were a function of the width of the house. Most had shops on the ground floor and accomodations above.
      The last picture is of Freedom Square. In 1918 when Poland was reestablished as its own country after 123 years of partition, Poznan was left as part of Prussia. Paderewski gave a speech here that prompted an uprising that resulted in this region joining Poland.
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    • Day10

      Poznan Fight Goats

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F


      A midday walk through the colorful market square of Poznań in western Poland means vibrantly painted buildings, bustling cafes, food stalls and vendors—and throngs of locals and tourists jostling for the best spot to watch a 465-year-old fight. It just happens to be between a couple of mechanical goats.


      The goats and bugle call
      Main articles: Poznań Goats and Poznań Trumpet Call

      The mechanized goats, which butt heads daily at noon
      Today the mechanical goats' butting display is performed daily at noon, preceded by the striking of the clock and the playing of a traditional bugle call (hejnał). At other hours between 7 am and 9 pm the same call is played on a carillon, installed in the tower in 2003. The daily appearance of the goats is one of Poznań's best-known tourist attractions.

      Poznań hejnał
      A legend behind the original addition of the goats to the clock mechanism states that a cook, while preparing a banquet for the voivode and other dignitaries, had burnt a roast deer, and attempted to replace it by stealing two goats from a nearby meadow. The goats escaped and ran up the town hall tower, where they attracted the attention of the townspeople when they began to butt each other (according to some versions, this drew attention to a fire which might otherwise have done significant damage). Because of the entertainment provided, the voivode pardoned both the cook and the goats, and ordered that two mechanical goats be incorporated into the new clock being made for the building.

      Retired Koziołki in the Museum of History of Poznań City
      Another legend is associated with the hejnał. This says that Bolko, son of the tower's trumpeter, once took care of a crow whose wing had been shot through. The boy was then awoken at night by a gnome wearing a crown and purple cape, who thanked the boy for his kindness and handed him a small gold trumpet, telling him to blow it when in danger. After these words the gnome transformed into a crow and flew away. Years later, after Bolko had taken his father's place as trumpeter, when an attacking army was scaling Poznań's walls, Bolko remembered the present, ran to the top of the tower and began to play the trumpet. Dark clouds began to gather on the horizon, which turned out to be an enormous flock of crows that fell upon the attacking army and forced it to retreat. The trumpet was lost when Bolko dropped it in his astonishment, but the call which he played is still performed.
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      Quite a story :)

    • Day60


      August 30, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Dernière étape en Pologne, Poznan a la particularité de ne pas avoir été bombardée pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Le centre historique est donc resté authentique et nous avons un réel plaisir à le découvrir. Mais nous avons déjà en tête les 1400 kilometres à parcourir avant demain soir, ce qui nous oblige à écourter la visite.Read more

    • Day10

      Poznañ parish church

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F


      The history of the Jesuit church dates back to the 16th century. In 1570, bishop Adam Konarski, encouraged by the Bishop of Warmia Stanisław Hozjusz (later a cardinal), brought Jesuits to Poznań and urged the city to give them a small church of St. Stanisław Bishop, founded by bishop Jan Lubrański for retired priests, two hospitals and a municipal school; he himself furnished the religious house with four villages. This confirmation was confirmed by King Henry of Valois in 1574, and a year later he was entered in the chapter files by rector of the college Jakub Wujek - translator of the first printed Bible in Poland. Over time, the church turned out to be too small for the needs of the order, it also required frequent repairs, hence the Jesuits decided to build a new, larger temple. In 1651 the cornerstone was laid. Initially, the work was led by Thomas Poncino de Goricia from Lugano - he was released when he cracked the part of the walls erected. After a 22-year break, caused by, among others "Swedish Deluge", in 1678 the work was undertaken by the newly appointed rector of the College Bartłomiej Nataniel Wąsowski, an architectural theorist. He used the existing foundations, used a light wooden vault over the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade. wooden vault above the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade. wooden vault above the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade.Read more

    • Day12

      Day 12, we can't believe it !

      August 18, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Moved from Torun to Poznan, Caught the tram into the City Centre around lunchtime. Had a good afternoon looking around the City, Lots of fabulous buildings and architecture, also a food and drink market on in the main square.
      Camp site is next to a big lake, later in the day Paul cycled around the lake, lots going on around the lake, dry ski slope, wake boarding etc.
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    • Day10

      St. Antoni Padewski Church

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F


      This city on the Warta is the regional and voivodeship capital and the see of the Poznań archdiocese. It is an important point on the Piast Trail.

      The Conventual Franciscans came to Poland in 1644. As their arrival sparked protests from other orders, they did not commence building a new church until 1668. This and the adjoining monastery were erected according to a design by Jan Koński. The building was transferred to German Catholics after the order was suppressed by the Prussian authorities. The Franciscans returned in 1921 but the church was given back to German Catholics during WWII. It still has its original furnishings as a result of having been used continuously as a sacred building.

      The church has three naves and chapels on the aisle extensions. The Czech friars Adam Swach (painter), and his brother Antoni (sculptor and wood carver), are responsible for most of the furnishings. The main nave is dedicated to St. Antoni Padewski. The high altar features the 18th-century painting The Vision of St. Antony with two angels holding a reliquary containing St. Anthony’s tongue above it. The west (right) nave is dedicated to St. Francis and the east (left) to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The oldest quadratura (an illusory architectural representation) in Poland can be found on the vault at the intersection of the naves.

      The east chapel and altar were designed for the famous miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary Our Lady of Poznań (a 1668 copy of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Borek). The painting was officially pronounced miraculous in 1670 and has become an object of public veneration. The altar for it was made of coloured oak wood in 1688-1693. The painting itself is in the central part and is decorated in silver with stellar and rose themes alluding to the Morning Star and Mystic Rose of the Loretan Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The side panel portraits of Mary’s parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne, open out when the painting is unveiled. This rotates the twisted columns separating the fields of the altar. The painting is unveiled every day at 7:00 a.m. and covered after evening mass.

      The stalls in the presbytery are lavishly embellished with sculptured stairways (Antoni Swach) in the form of the dragon of sin.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Poznań, Poznan, Posen, بوزنان, Горад Познань, Познан, ཕྰོ་ཟོ་ནན།, Poznanj, Pоznan, Poznaň, Pòznóń, Πόζναν, پوزنان, פוזנן, ポズナン, პოზნანი, 포즈난, Posnania, Poznanė, Poznaņa, पोझ्नान, Познань, Познањ, Poznańy, פויזן, 波茲南

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