Once the capital of Poland, Poznan in the centre of the country is now known for its universities, colourful Old Town and being a centre for trade. For a super affordable break, Poznan is a great alternative Polish city with its vast green spaces, churches and history waiting to be discovered.
Although not as large as Krakow’s square, Poznan’s market square is colourful, charming and home to many restaurants and pavement cafes so it's a perfect spot to watch the city pass by. Furthermore one of its highlights is the impressive town hall; this symbol of the city is a beautiful example of renaissance architecture which houses the Historical Museum of Poznan. With other museums including the Poznan Archaeological Museum and Museum of Musical Instruments found on the square, it is easy to spend the whole day here.
Venture away from the market square and there is a wealth of other historic and cultural treasures waiting to be discovered; not least the Poznan Cathedral which has many marble pillars, fantastic paintings and the remains of two previous Polish rulers. The cathedral is not the only church worth visiting as Poznan has an array of interesting churches and two castles.
Poznan packs a lot of activities in; visit the highly popular Croissant Museum where you can learn more about the history of the city’s iconic sweet offering and perhaps even have a try at making your own. Spend the day at picturesque Lake Malta complete with ski slopes, spas, ice rinks and plenty more for a fun packed trip. Or if you can never pass up a little shopping on your trips, why not head to the Stary Browar, this Centre of Trade, Art and Business is a fantastic modern mall set inside an old brewery.