Located in central western Poland, Poznań is one of Eastern Europe's leading business and trade centres, as well as one of the host cities for the Euro 2012 UEFA Football Championship. Poznań's combination of fascinating history with modern wealth and convenience make it an intriguing place for a Polish vacation - plus it's only a short SAS flight away.
If you enjoy delving into history, visit Poznań's Old Town Square, home to many beautiful churches and the 15th-century Renaissance-style town hall. Another fascinating historical destination is Ostrów Tumski, or Cathedral Island, where Poland's first Christian church was built in 968 AD.
If shopping is your idea of a perfect holiday, head to the Stary Browar complex in the city centre. The Old Brewery is a combination shopping mall and art gallery that's home to over 200 high-end stores and restaurants.
Dining and nightlife
Poznań offers dining to match any city in Europe, from traditional hearty Polish fare at Oberża Pod Dzwonkiem to expertly prepared sushi at 77 Sushi. One unique dining experience not to be missed is at Dark Restaurant, where you will be seated and served in pitch darkness by waiters wearing night-vision goggles. The city is also known for its nightlife, especially the clubs in the Old Town and Rozbrat neighbourhoods.
Poznań is also an important cultural centre and attracts many artists, musicians, actors, and other performers. The Malta Festival, usually held in late June or early July, features experimental theatre performances all over the city in and outdoors.
Children may prefer a visit to the Animation Theatre located in the Imperial Castle. One of Poland's leading puppet theatres, it offers shows ranging from traditional fairy tales to more experimental pieces. Music lovers will want to visit the Museum of Musical Instruments, which showcases over 2000 instruments from around the world and also houses a collection of Frédéric Chopin memorabilia.
For your next holiday, why not try a city that's off the beaten path? If reading this has sparked a desire to explore Poznań, you can get there quickly and easily by booking a SAS flight to Poznań. Take advantage from great service, a free 23 kg baggage allowance and no hidden fees! Book a flight with Europe’s most punctual airline and see why Poznań is a great destination.