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TOP 10 activities during winter in Poznań

Poznań is a city full of energy also in the colder months. In the winter Poznań has something to offer for everyone. Poznań Bethlehem 2017, STIHL POZnan Ice Festival, Frida Kahlo's exhibition - that's just an example of events taking place in Poznan in winter. Check out our TOP 10 winter activities in Poznań. 

Feel the Christmas atmosphere during Poznań Bethlehem 2017


Poznań is definitely a city where you will feel the Christmas atmosphere. A land full of ice, snowflakes and Christmas attractions will be located at the Old Market Square (02-22.12.2017) and Plac Wolności (Freedom Square, 18.11-22.12.2017).


Organizers prepared many attractions, including concerts, meetings with Santa Claus and Christmas tree illumination. 


Plac Wolności (Freedom Square): 18.11-22.12.2017

Stary Rynek (Old Market Square): 02.12-22.12.2017


Betlejem Poznańskie 2017 - more information!


fot. Marcin Bąkowski



Admire ice statues during STIHL POZnan Ice Festival 2017

The 12th edition of STIHL POZnan Ice Festival will be held during the weekend of 9th to 10th December 2017. At that time in the Old Market Square, the medieval heart of the city, visitors to the event will be able to observe the process of creating the unique sculptures. The event's participants are the most talented artists and world champions in ice sculpture. 


STIHL POZnan Ice Festival 2017 - learn more!



fot. Marek Zakrzewski



Warm up in Poznań Palm House

Weather in winter may not be encouraging for walks outside. But there is a place in Poznań, that is perfect for such cold 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. 


Palmiarnia Poznańska - learn more!



fot. Beata Przybylak


Go skiing at Malta Ski


Malta Ski Sport & Recreation Centre is the perfect place for active time with your family. Malta Ski allows you to enjoy the beauty of winter sports without leaving Poznan.

Two ski slopes with chairlift, ski rental and service and the best instructors are waiting for you. 


Malta Ski - learn more!


fot. Malta Ski
Visit "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Polish context" exhibition

The exhibition of Frida Kahlo's works is one of the biggest event this year in Poznan. You will be able to see Frida Kahlo's paintings, as well as works of Diego Rivera. Additionally, everything will be based around the Polish context of their lives!


Exhibition is open until 21.01.2018.


"Frida Kahlo i Diego Rivera. Polski kontekst" - learn more!




Become a history master in Porta Posnania


Porta Posnania is a remarkable place symbolically connecting Poznań’s oldest districts of Cathedral Island and Śródka. It attracts its visitors with a multimedia display, educational workshops, cultural events and tours.

It presents the fascinating history of Cathedral Island and encourages visitors to tour it with an audio guide. The Porta Posnania is a perfect starting point for exploring the city along the Royal-Imperial Route.


Porta Posnania - learn more!



fot. Ł. Gdak/CTK Trakt


Have fun in Termy Maltańskie

Termy Maltańskie (Malta Thermal Baths) is 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 winter afternoon. 


Termy Maltańskie - learn more!


fot. Poznańska Lokalna Organizacja Turystyczna


Become a scientist at Laboratorium Wyobraźni
Laboratorium Wyobraźni (The Imagination Laboratory) is a great way of spending free time with the whole family, as well as an interesting, creative idea for themes classes for schools.
Here, the children can develop their imagination while also learning in accessible and interesting ways about the world around them and the phenomena occurring in it. 


Laboratorium Wyobraźni - learn more!



fot. Anna Kurgan



Have fun on ice!

Winter is the perfect time for ice folly. Four Poznan icerinks provide plenty of attractions for winter afternoons. Ice skating on one of the modern rinks is an extremely enjoyable activity!

Learn more about Poznan icerinks:

Lodowisko Malta

Lodowisko Chwiałka

Lodowisko Bogdanka

Ligawa przy Bułgarskiej



fot. POSiR Malta


Feel the magic of opera at Teatr Wielki

Winter is a great time to catch up on culture. It is worth visiting Teatr Wielki, whose works are highly appreciated by critics and are well received by the public at home and abroad. In the repertoire you can find, among others,  numerous co-productions with world opera stages.


In December, you should buy tickets for The Baltic Legend (performances: 8, 10, 12.12.2017). Nutcracker is a great choice for a visit to the Opera with children (performances: 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21.12.2017). In January, it is worth to pay attention to the evening carols (03 and 04.01.2018) and New Year's concerts (5, 6, 7.01.2018). Check out the repertoire of Teatr Wielki for more spectacles!


Teatr Wielki in Poznań - learn more!


fot. Teatr Wielki w Poznaniu

fot. Teatr Wielki w Poznaniu


zdjęcie główne: Barbara Michalska

text: Antonina Bogdanowicz

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