More about Poznan

It may lack the frantic flutter of Warsaw or the charisma of Krakow, Poznan has the appearance of being serene, some would say even sterile, in comparison to these cities. Don't be deceived by the hearsay. It may be serene and quiet in the winter, but it comes alive every summer. There is more to this town than meets the eye and it's definitely a town worth visiting.

Verdant parks and forests surround the city as about 20% of Poznan has green cover, hence it is aptly referred to as the 'green city'. For instance, the famous one thousand year old oaks in Rogalin, Meteorite Reserve in Morasko, the Wielkoposka Natural Park and others are all in the vicinity of the city. There are four lakes in the city, which are used for water sports and recreation. Built in 1990, the most modern regatta course is on the expansive and beautiful Malta Lake, where the World Championship in Canoeing was held. With the annual Malta Festival in June every year, the city literally fizzes with activity.

Rebuilt after a siege in 1945, after WWII, Poznan has developed as a major industrial and cultural center of Poland. It is a major railroad junction and an industrial and commercial town of significant importance to the nation's economy. Its chief industries include food processing, manufacture of metals, engines, freight cars, machine tools, chemical and ceramics.