POZNAN

Poznan, the merchant city, considered to be the birthplace of the Polish nation and church (along with Gniezno), the second biggest necropolis of Polish kings and rulers in the country, presenting a mixture of architecture from all epoques.

Known as the historical capital of Greater Poland, Poznan is the county’s fifth largest city by population and one that offers a laidback blend of history, culture, urban greenspace, noteworthy architecture and a buzzing café and bar scene. While Krakow and Warsaw might get the bulk of travel attention when it comes to visiting Poland, Poznan should definitely not be overlooked. This is a city with a lot to offer curious travellers who want to explore off the beaten path and visit a place minus a steady stream of tourists.