Spring in Poznań
Check out what events and attractions await for you this Spring in Poznań!
Poznań City Bike Exhibition of butterflys Short Waves Festival Food Park 2019 Festival of Light Funeral of Winter Restaurant Week Easter Market Big Munch Out on the Stadium Beggining of the season at the Warta Pyrkon KontenerArt - new season Maltanka Poznań Half Price Night of Museums Parade of Steam Locomotives in Wolsztyn Check also...
fot. Daria Olzacka
The end of winter encourages to hop on the bike. While being in Poznań, at least for a moment, you can do that easily!
Poznań City Bike (PRM) is a simple, cheap and definitely accessible way of renting a bike. On almost every corner you can find PRM station. Its density can be checked HERE.
If you do not have an account on poznanskirower.pl, the only thing you need to do is to find any station. Each of them contains terminal, on wihich you register by giving the phone number, e-mail and discharging initiatory quote of 20 zł. Just follow the instructions on screen.
Have your Visa or Master Card on you! No cash is possible in the automat.
After all this you get a PIN code, which must be kept! It will be needed every time when renting a bike.
Giving a bike back is even simplier. You pin on the vehicle on any station and specific sound lets you know it’s done.
You can also register online, HERE.
From March 12th until April 28th Palm House in Poznań invites you to the educational room with the exhibition of dissected butterflys. Around 60 cabins with tropical butterflys from Asia, Africa and other places. Beyond, spiders, beetles and stick bugs can be seen as well. Specimens belong to Krzysztof Turzański, who collected them for 40 years!
And beetween March 29th and April 26th, in pavillion, you can find exhibition of live butterflys.
Tickets for the Palm House include exhibitions. No additional fee is needed.
Short Waves Festival, the most concise festival of short cinema, is coming! Six fantastic days full of short films from around the world - fictions, documentaries, animations, music videos and experimental films.
The second decade of the existence of SWF starts with a new energy - cherishing what you like (International Competition, Random Home Cinema or the Dances with Camera section), but also discovering new and unknown.
The motto of this year's festival is OUTSIDE THE BOX, and this time program will look at the unobvious direction - to South-East Asia.
Dates: March 19th to 24th, 2019
Location: many locations in Poznań
Food Park is an initiative of series of picnics, taking place by the Arena in Park of Jan Kasprowicz. It is already 5th edition. Its main attraction is relax on the grass and food trucks from all over the world. Additionly games, beer spots and more. Everyone will find something delicious for theirsleves.
Admission is, as always, free!
Time: Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Location: Park Jana Kasprowicza, Poznań
Festival of Lights is a spectacle of light (obviously) but also sound and special effects. This is a story of Wielkopolskie Uprising which brought Poland back to the map of Europe, showed in an amazing, unique and fun at the same time way.
For screen for the event will serve the fasade of one of the most known and beautiful Poznań’s monuments: Grand Theatre (Opera House).
Date: March 28th, 2019
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Park of H. Wieniawski (in front of the Opera)
On March 24th, the city of Poznań will officially welcome Spring, and Winter will get a proper funeral. Greeting Spring on a bike will take place for the 27th time, and funeral for the 9th time. These two events merge for gleeful, colorful, intergenerational party.
Big procession, workshops and wreathing are to be expected, everything in a slavic tradition.
Start: March 24th, 2.00 pm
Route: Św. Marcin Street >> Bridge of Św. Roch
Once a year, Restaurant Week overtakes Poland. Poznań is one of the participating cities. For two weeks, you get a chance to visit fine places, where special dinner, containing apetisers, main course and dessert, costs only 49 zł per person!
To take part in the festival, you need to make a reservation on the event’s website and pay mentioned quote of 49 zł. Your dinner can last 90 minutes max. This allows fair share of tables between guests. You can make your reservation until 8 pm of th day before the planned visit. We recommend doing it earlier due to great interest.
Reservations start on March 10th and they can be made HERE.
Notice, that the event coinsides with Easter Market. So, there is no better moment in Poznań to fill your belly!
As Easter comes near, Easter Market in Poznań starts. This year it is on April 6th and lasts for a bit more than a week, until 14th.
Stolls with gifts, decorations, wines and fresh, organic foods prepares for the peaceful time of Easter.
Market will be located on the Old Market Square, so in a very heart of the Old Town. No chance of missing it!
Open: every day from 11:00 am.
A real treat for every fan of street food. The biggest festival of food trucks in Wielkopolska will take place at the Stadium Poznań. For visitors gastronomical surprises are going to be provided. Travel through the world with food trucks from all over Poland.
Date: April 6th (noon – 9 pm), April 7th (noon – 8 pm)
Location: Stadium Poznań, ul. Bułgarska 17, Poznań
During the event SILENT DISCO, which is the loudest of the most silent parties in Poland.
Drinking out in public is strictly foribidden in our country and defiance can effect in a fine of 500 zł (around 117 euro). However, there is a place by the Bridge of St. Roch, where you are free to have your alcohol drink in a hand and watch the Warta river slowly passing by. It is a special zone just for this activity.
Beyond, the zone adjoins KontenerART club and a city beach, and toilets are provided, so the place could be perfect for a little picnic in the middle of the city.
Just like last year, official opening is planned. It will start at 5 pm, on April 19th.
We do not encourage heavy drinking. Please, keep caution and leave the place clean – there are always containers provided.
Date: April 19th, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Location: Most Św. Rocha, Poznań
fot. Jakub Pindych
Spring is also a time, when Maltanka Mini Railway starts its daily rides. Park trolley operates (with some breaks) since 1925. It is one of only three vehicles of this kind in Poland.
Going by the north shore of Malta Lake, takes straight to the New Zoo. Suitable for the whole family as well as for individuals.
Attention! Tickets for city trams and buses ARE NOT valid for this attraction. Tickets to buy in a box office at the „Maltanka” stop, which is the first station, located by the Rondo Śródka.
Prices: 6 zł (adults), 4 zł (concession)
fot. Jakub Pindych
All fans of fantasy and magic should spend the last weekend of April in Poznań. For three days you can take part in one of the biggest fantasy festival in Europe – Pyrkon. This is already XIXth edition. The first one hosted around 600 people. Over time a number has risen up to 43 000 in 2018!
On the Poznań International Trade Fairs you will find dozens of lectures, stolls with gadgets, swanky game zones, special villages, cosplay contests and, most importantly, positive freaks.
It is also opportunity to see invited guests from fantasy environment: writers, game developers. Among known names we hosted: Graham Masterton, Dmitry Glukhovsky or Jacek Dukaj.
Every play has its rules. HERE you can take a look at regulations, as well as Pyrkon’s code and find any useful informations.
Location: Poznań International Trade Fairs, ul. Głogowska 14, Poznań
KontenerART starts the new season. Big opening begins on April 30th and lasts for 6 days! Every night concerts and big dose of music, fun, relax and good food.
KontenerART is a place o culture, where Poznań people and visitors meet. Art mixes with fun and education. Along wiht the city beach makes a middle of a town great vacation spot.
More informations soon, and in the meantime:
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A special offer for the long weekend, when museums, restaurants, hotels and other wonderful attractions cut their prices in half!
It is already 12th edition known in the whole Poland festival, which was actually started by Poznań itself. Come then to a event’s mother-city and see how it is really done!
Offer will include special menus and price lists, and many other additional propositions – all of that will be available on the event’s website: poznanzapolceny.pl. Keep updated!
Dates: 3. - 5. 05. 2019
Here comes the only chance during the year to visit Poznań’s museums in the middle of the night!
From late evening until almost dawn, you can enter museums for which you couldn’t find a time earlier.
Schedule, beyond free entrances, offers events, meetings and additional attractions. Unfortunetaly, due to limited space and increasing interest, for the most of them you need to sign up.
Details, program and more availbale HERE soon.
fot. T. Opaska
Parade of the Steam Locomotives is one of the most important holidays of sort in Poland and Europe. Each year it attracts thousands of tourists and fans, which successively makes Wolsztyn a steam capitol of the world. Main point of a festival happens between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
During the event you will see fully operating locomotives from Poland and abroad, daintily riding on tracks.
It is also an opportunity to get a hint of daily job of the Roundhouse and to peak places usually not open to the public.
Traditionally, on the evening before parade (May 3rd, Saturday), show of „light, steam and sound” enhanced with epic music will take place and it is planned for around 10:00 pm.
Participation in the parade is free.
Date: May 4th, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: ul. Fabryczna 1, Wolsztyn
How to get there?
There are regular trains of Koleje Wielkopolskie (Wielkopolska Trains) going every day from Poznań Main Station to Wolsztyn and back. Normal one-way ticket costs 17,10 PLN.
If choosing a car, head to the South West, direction Zielona Góra, following country Routes no 5 and 32.
by Cultural Information Center