Monday, November 05, 2018

NORTHERN COUNTRY TOURS - POZNAN

Here is a map of the whole tour and how it started.

We had a long drive this day, from Warsaw to Berlin. Therefore we made a longer stop in Poznan, halfway in the middle. At least we had the opportunity to see the city through the bus windows, but then we had some free time to explore the city. It looked very warm and welcoming.

Poznań is a city on the Warta River in western Poland. It’s known for universities as well as its old town, with Renaissance-style buildings in Old Market Square. It was nearly the end of our 5.700 km trip and we wanted to save some energy for Berlin where we should arrive in the evening. Therefore we concentrated our visit on the old city and the old Market Square, which seemed to us the most interesting and beautiful place.

We strolled towards the market













The architecture of the houses and buildings were beautiful. There also were a lot of souvenir shops



and then we entered the huge square







With lots and lots of restaurants, we choose a very nice one, just opposite of the Town Hall





The houses looked all so cheerful in their pastel colors



Poznań Town Hall houses the Historical Museum of Poznań, with exhibits on the city. The town hall's clock features mechanical goats that butt heads at noon. Of course we wanted to see this event, because the legend sounded so funny. We were lucky sitting opposite the Town Hall and waiting for our meal while we too made necks like giraffes to see the goats ! Everybody had his head in the air !

Fighting goats of Poznan legend



and then they came out ! It was really worthwhile that we had waited. This video is not mine, I couldn't upload it to the post, but I found this one on YouTube. (they start to fight in the middle of the video)





When we had had our lunch and seen some of the souvenir shops, we slowly walked back to the bus.



There were so many statues on the square too, I liked this one.

It's certainly a town I would recommend to visit.





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7 comments:

Andrew said...

So like so many European squares, but some are better than others.

Intelliblog said...

A beautiful city, Gattina! There is so much to see and many things to do in these old European places.
Thank you for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

Lady Fi said...

I like the colourful houses.

William Kendall said...

Exquisitely beautiful architecture in Poznan!

Fun60 said...

The square is similar to so many in European cities but the colourful houses make it stand out.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful city!

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