Beauty of nature
Poznań and its surroundings offer excellent conditions for relaxation among lakes and forests, many active leisure opportunities as well as a great space for children to play and get to know nature. Here are a few of these noteworthy places.
The animals are kept under near-natural conditions, among forests and lakes. The large area of the zoo is easily covered with the help of a few funky zoo trains. There is also a kids’ rope park, playgrounds and a petting zoo. For the history buffs, there is a late 19th century artillery fort. If you get hungry, the Zoo offers many places to have lunch or a snack.
In Poznań there is an over a hundred year-old Palm House, the largest in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. It has 17 thousand plants of 700 species and subspecies from the Mediterranean, subtropical, tropical, savannah and desert climates. There is also an extensive collection of exotic fish here.
Poznań Botanical Gardens have been established between 1922 and 1925. In the area of 22 hectares it gathers the impressive collection of over 7 thousand species and varieties of plants from nearly all climate zones on Earth.
Morasko Meteorite Natural Reserve
The environs of Poznań abound in areas of high natural value. However, definitely the most interesting and precious object is to be found within the city's borders! It is a group of meteorite impact craters on the slope of Mount Morasko (Góra Moraska). This hill is the highest rise in the Region of Wielkopolska (154 meters above the sea level).
The ideal place for a nice relaxed stroll with the kiddies. The Citadel’s wide alleys and nice shaded nooks provide a great, safe space to run, cycle, rollerblade or scooter. It is a perfect place for a fun family picnic. Military enthusiasts big and small can use this opportunity to visit the Armament Museum,. The gem of the museum’s collection is the open air military equipment park (military vehicles, planes, chopper and gunships).