What's new in Poznan in 2021
Why is it worth visiting Poznań in 2021? What news are waiting for you? We have some suggestions. More or less one for each season.
Automotive Museum in Poznan returns! Old Polish cult classics including "little Fiat", East German Trabants and other curiosities from Eastern Bloc but also stylish Citroens and lavish Cadillacs. All this will be available soon on Poznań International Fair.
After 22 years, the National Museum changed its logo. We do not urge you to come to Poznań because of the change of the graphic symbol, but the exhibitions proposed by the largest museum in Poznań are already an excellent pretext. The collection includes "The Beach in Pourville" - the only work in Polish collections by the master of impressionism, Claude Monet.
On March 14 (it's almost spring!) you will be able to enjoy the temporary exhibition “Poland. The power of the image". There you will meet Grottger, Malczewski, Wyspiański, Chełmoński and many others. Only crème de la crème of Polich art of the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century.
You can buy tickets to the National Museum in advance via the Internet.
It is believed that breaking the secret of the Enigma, i.e. the German encryption machine, accelerated the end of World War II even for two years. This event is associated with the British mathematician Alan Turing. However, equally important was the contribution of cryptologists associated with Poznań: Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski. It was them who managed to overcome the codes of the previous generations of Enigma as early as 1932!
The multimedia Enigma Cipher Center is being built around this story. You will be able to learn the secrets of the Enigma itself, but also learn to encrypt and see that math is not scary at all. An attractive dose of knowledge about internet security will be an additional advantage.
Although the renovation of the historical spaces of the former imperial castle was completed in 2020, you may have missed this information due to the pandemic. If so, you must make up for this oversight and explore the castle interiors in a new way. First of all, there are corridors, halls, antisambers and chambers that have undergone a meticulous renovation.
Erected at the beginning of the 20th century, the building is considered to be "the youngest castle in Europe" erected for the crowned ruler and is a witness of the intricate history of its era. You will get to know her thanks to new exhibitions, descriptions, folders and interactive audio guides.
The Poznań Christmas market, i.e. Poznań Bethlehem, has gained many loyal fans over the last few years. Festive atmosphere, delicacies, a huge carousel with a view of the city, and mulled wine or cocoa won the hearts of Poznań residents and guests from around the world. The distinguishing feature is the International Ice Sculpture Festival, which takes place on the second weekend in December.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Poznań Bethlehem was canceled. Instead, it took third place in the international competition for the Best European Christmas Markets, which you should visit in 2021. See you soon!
Photo Jakub Pindych x 7, Radosław Maciejewski, Centrum Szyfrów Enigma x2