10 ideas for autumn time in Poznań
Autumn in Poznan will be extremely interesting and inspirational. If the weather is nice it is worth to catch the last warm rays of the sun in one of the Poznań parks or in the zoo. If you are looking for activities perfect for cool and rainy days then you will not be disappointed either. You need to see the exhibition of Frida Kahlo's work at the ZAMEK Culture Center or discover the latest addition to the tourist map of Poznan: Museum of Applied Arts. Find out that autumn in Poznan does not have to be boring. Here are our 10 ideas for autumn in Poznan!
Museum of Applied Arts is a fresh addition to the museum list in Poznań. The museum is located on the Przemysl Hill. On the surface of almost 1500 m² you can admire a new permanent exhibition devoted entirely to the use of art - the only such place in Poland.
Among the modernly arranged 2000 objects are furniture, ceramics, glass and metal, weapons, jewelry, fabrics, costumes and accessories. The museum presents useful art from the Middle Ages to the present.
A great addition to the museum is the 43 meter tower of the castle, which offers a unique view of Poznań.
Another year in a row Poznań International Fair invites you to the Smaki Regionów Fair. This is an event for everyone who is looking for regional food, organic produce and slow-style production.
The visitors will be able to taste original food prepared from old recipes. Among the exhibitors are producers of wine, breads, cheese, meat, cakes and other regional products from individual voivodships. Smaki Regionów will take place from 23rd to 26th of September 2017.
fot. Smaki Regionów
fot. Smaki Regionów
Poznań is full of parks and green areas. In the autumn they become even more beautiful - all because of the colorful leaves. Being in Poznań in the fall, it is worth to take advantage of the last warm rays of sun and take a stroll through the Poznań parks.
We recommend the Citadel Park, the largest urban park (about 100 hectares). Up to the 19th century it was a hill with picturesquely situated village of Winiary, then transformed into a mighty fort, part of the fortress of Poznań. Citadel Park is one of the favorite places for recreation for locals. You can also find Museum of "Poznan" Army and Museum of Arms.
It is also worth to go to Sołacki Park, which in autumn scenery is even more charming. A walk through Wilson Park can be combined with a warming visit to the Poznań Palm House.
For sports fans we recommend the area around Malta Lake. This is a great place for running or cycling. You can also go for an autumn family walk and take advantage of the Malta SKI attractions.
Park Sołacki, fot. Weronika Siwczak
Park Wodziczki, fot. Małgorzata Kolasa
Poznan Zoo is open 365 days a year, each Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The Zoo has about two thousand animals of about 260 species, which are kept in semi-natural environments. In 2009 a modern elephant house was opened. You can also visit the Old Zoo (Zwierzyniecka 19), based in the city centre. It is now a public park with attractions for the youngest visitors. Be sure to visit Poznan Zoo before the animals fall in winter sleep!
fot. Marian Bątkiewicz
The most important event of this autumn will definitely be the exhibition of works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the ZAMEK Cultural Center.
Exhibition "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Polish context" will be the first and only exhibition in Poland. The works of Kahlo and Rivera will be enriched by a little Polish story in the lives of artists. The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich educational program.
The autumn weather may not be encouraging for walks outside. But there is a place in Poznań, that is perfect for colder days! Poznań Palm House is the biggest in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe. It houses around 17 thousand species of plants from different climate zones. Poznań Palm House is definitely a place worth visiting during your weekend walk around the city.
Poznan Beer Fair has been attracting crowds of people who want to learn about culture, history as well as the modern world of craft beer. During the Beer Fair, brewing enthusiasts and first-time beer lovers are having a great time. Every year you can go on a journey of flavors and colors of beer, brewed in dozens of breweries in Poland and in the world.
But the fair is not only beer, but first and foremost unusual people - home and professional brewers, bloggers and all those who just love good beer. It's an opportunity to talk, exchange experiences, or learn something new.
This year the Poznań Beer Fair will take place from 16th to 18th of November. Learn more...
fot. Piotr Dyba
In the autumn we visit cemeteries more often and reflect on life. Strolling through Poznan, you can stay longer in the Citadel Park and discover the historic cemeteries there.
In 2008, a thorough renovation of the cemetery was carried out, during which the destroyed tombstones were restored. Today on the Citadel there are: the former St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, the Garrison Cemetery, the War Cemetery of the Heroes of the Soviet Union, the War Cemetery of the British Community, the Cemetery of the Polish Heroes and the remains of the former Old Gothic Cemetery, the German Cemetery of Honor, and the Orthodox Cemetery and the German soldiers' quarters. There are also graves and monuments of Napoleon soldiers, WWI soldiers, scouts and victims of June 1956
Cytadela, fot.Jerzy Pawleta
There is nothing better than a relaxing stay at Termy Maltańskie, the biggest and the most modern water sports complex in Poland. There is something for everyone in Termy Maltańskie: olympic swimming pool, aquapark with slides or outdoor pool. If you need to warm up even more, you can enjoy time in saunas or spa, one of the biggest and the best equipped in Poland. Situated by the Maltańskie Lake, near city centre, Termy Maltańskie are a perfect place for a cold afternoon.
Poznań Croissant Museum and Experience is a great place where you can see shows revealing the secrets of Saint Martin Croissants. The Museum is based in a beautiful, renaissance tenement house right opposite the Town Hall. The shows are presented live by the locals and prices include croissant tasting! So when it's raining or it's too cold to wander around the city, be sure to visit Poznań Croissant Museum for some amazing experience!
zdjęcie główne: Marcin Szymoniak
text: Antonina Bogdanowicz