You need to visit the Old town and market square. Filled with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and beautiful pastel painted buildings, it’s a lot to take in. Be sure to see the Town hall, built in the 14th century. Whilst you wander, you’ll explore the city’s history and whilst you’re at see how many street artworks by the famous homegrown artist Noriaki (still anonymous to this day).
When in Poznan, you need to try the local croissants. They make a special sweet croissant (or rogale swietomarcinskie) in honour of Saint Martin, a roman soldier who used to give croissants to the poor. Made into the shape of a horseshoe (to honour his horse), the recipe is legally protected by way of recognition by the EU as a Protected Geographical Indicator. This means they can only be made in the area, so it would be a shame not to try one really!
A great location for a few reasons is the Stary Browar. This once brewery turned cultural centre and shopping mall is a simply stunning place to visit. You can grab a bite to eat, do some shopping or visit the art gallery, all whilst taking in the stunning industrial architecture and features.