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Tourist attractions near Poznan

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The region of Poznan features many charming places worth discovering. If you have an opportunity to explore the province of Wielkopolska, we can give you some useful hints where to go and what to see. You will have a chance to visit the cradle of the Polish State, numerous historical sites, reconstructions and miniatures of  historical buildings as well as scenic landscapes.

Pobiedziska Miniature Open Air Museum
(about 27 km to the north-east of Poznan)

The Open Air Museum is situated along the Poznan - Gniezno route (1.5 km from Pobiedziska), half way between the two cities. The museum displays miniature models of historic structures (town halls, palaces, churches, strongholds, etc) from the region of Wielkopolska. It presents the spatial structure of the Piast Route, a historical trail that connects sites related to the beginnings of the Polish State. The main route goes from Poznan, through Pobiedziska, Ostrow Lednicki, Gniezno, Trzemeszno, Mogilno, Strzelno and Kruszwica to Inowroclaw. The models are made of durable materials in 1:20 scale: aluminum framework and plastic "elevation" preserved with chemicals. The museum is open 7 days a week, all year round, including holidays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 to 20:00, except for Mondays.

Lednica Landscape Park (about 38 km to the north-east of Poznan)

You can reach Lednica Landscape Park from Poznan by taking domestic road no. 5 to Gniezno. The Park was established to protect the area around Lake Lednica, which is the cradle of the Polish State. The Park covers five islets on Lake Lednica and surrounding areas. On an islet called Ostrow Lednicki, there are ruins of the seat of Prince Mieszko I, the first Polish ruler from the Piast dynasty who united the lands of various tribes living in Poland at that time and assumed Christianity.

Wielkopolski Ethnographic Park
(about 38 km to the north-east of Poznan)

Another tourist attraction is the Wielkopolski Ethnographic Park in Dziekanowice, situated about 300 m from the Poznan-Gniezno route, by Lake Lednica. The Park features the most precious examples of farm, manor, sacral and estate architecture from the Wielkopolska region dating back to 16th-20th century. The original interior and exterior decoration has been preserved in majority of the structures. The visitors can see authentic old craftsmen's workshop, an old smithery, a farm house, a small village church, as well as go up the hill with different types of wind mills and admire the panorama of Lake Lednica.

Wielkopolski National Park (about 15 km south of Poznan)

Wielkopolski National Park is one of the most attractive areas near Poznan. The Park provides five tourist trails with a total length of 85 km. It features post - glacial landscape, 32 monument trees and many historical monumnets. The highlight is a wooden church in Lodz dating back to the 17th century. Other historic churches can be found in Puszczykowo, Steszew and Wiry. Visitors can also see historical manors and ruins of the castle on an islet on Lake Goreckie.

Zielonka Forest Landscape Park
(about 25 km to the north-east of Poznan)

The Park offers beautiful landscape as well as scientific and educational values and is located in close proximity to Poznan greater area. It is a perfect place to take some rest from the city bustle and get close to nature.

Promno Landscape Park
(about 25 km to the north-east of Poznan)

It is the smallest Landscape Park in the Wielkopolska province. It features glacial morainal landscape, lakes and picturesque ponds in the forests. A unique feature of the park is the habitat of swamp sawgrass on Lake Draznek, which is considered the largest in the region of Wielkopolska. The Park is located about 2 km south from Pobiedziska. It is easy accessible on foot from Promno and Pobiedziska railway stations.

The Rogalin Landscape Park
(about 25 km south of Poznan)

Ther Park was established in the Warta River valley to protect one of the largest in Europe concentrations of century-old pedunculate oaks (some reaching the age of 600 years), which are a symbol of the Wielkopolska region. There are 1435 oaks, 860 of which are natural monuments. The Park also features historical monuments as well as numerous backwaters and riverine forests, with the Wielkopolska Region's largest breeding ground of the Gray Heron.

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