This huge neo-Romanesque building, designed by Franz Schwechten, was constructed in the years 1905-10 for German Emperor William II. After WWI when Poland regained its independence, the Castle housed the faculty of mathematics of Poznań University, whose graduates broke the German Enigma code in the 1930’s.
During WWII Hitler’s architect of court - Albert Speer - rebuilt the interiors of the castle, creating among others a replica of the Fuhrer’s Berlin study. Now the castle serves as a cultural centre ‘Zamek’ (exhibitions, cinema, theatre, concerts).
ul. św. Marcin 80/82
tel. +48 61 64 65 260
tel. +48 61 64 65 276
tel. +48 61 64 65 288 (zwiedzanie)