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Poznań Old Town

The Old Town of Poznań - a bit of history The original settlement of Poznań was on the river island of Ostrów Tumski and dates from at least the 9th century. It was a site, where along with the development of Christianity Polish statehood was born (read more at: The capital city of Poznań). In the 13th century, there was erected a castle on the left bank of the river Warta and the new settlement was established. Poznań received city charter in 1253.

The Old Market Square is the central point of this medieval origin settlement. It was originally laid out in the 13th century, and many changes to architectural layout and style were made over the centuries. There is a group of buildings in the central part of the square, chief of which is the Old Town Hall. It is the city's main tourist attractions. It was built in the late 13th century and was rebuilt, after the great fire in Poznań in the 16th century. The former seat of the city council nowadays houses the Poznań History Museum. Th…

The capital city of Poznań

Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland. The city lies in the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region in which the Polish state was born, and has witnessed several important historical events. The origins of the town date back to ancient times...

It was a very, very long time ago. In ancient times three brothers lived in this - Lech, Czech and Rus - the legendary ancestors of the three Slavic nations: Poles, Czechs and Russians. Once they decided each of them would go his own way to get to know foreign countries. They promised to meet again when they reach adulthood. The years passed. Lech arrived in the land covered with dense forest. He founded his town there, which he called Gniezdno. One autumn day when prince Lech was returning from the hunting, suddenly he heard the sound of the horn and the clatter of horses' hooves in the forest. A group of unknown bearded and armed warriors rode into the clearing.
When prince Lech saw knights he shouted happily: "Poznaję was! Tak! …

Museum of Romanticism in Opinogóra, Poland

The very interesting and charming Museum of Romanticism is located in small village Opinogóra Górna in Ciechanów County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres north-east of Ciechanów and 100 km north of Warsaw. The Museum was open in 1961 in a small Neo-Gothic castle from the early nineteenth century, which had once belonged to the Krasiński family.

The most famous representative of the family was Zygmunt Krasiński (1812-1859), the playwright and poet. It was the leading representative of Polish romantic dramaturgy. His best-known work is "Nie-Boska Komedia" ("The Undivine Comedy"), written in 1835, in which Krasiński challenges the romantic myths of love, fame and idyllic happiness.

Museum of Romanticism is situated in an English park created in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The four buildings comprise the Museum of Romanticism's Romantic Architectural Complex: the Castle from the first half of …

One night in Wrocław

Wrocław - the city on the banks of the River Oder, is the historical capital of Lower Silesia. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland. At various times in history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia and Germany. Today Wrocław is the fourth-largest city in Poland and it is the capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

Wroclaw looks like a city built on water. Located on the Oder River, the city is unique in that it has 12 islands and 112 bridges. Wroclaw's water node has complicated structure. It includes the 3 main riverbeds of Odra and a lot of channels which are located in the centre of town. It is the largest in Poland and one of Europe's largest system of waterways and hydraulic structures, located in the metropolitan area. That’s why Wrocław is also called the Venice of the North.

Wrocław is the city of dwarves. The streets, squares and backyards of Wrocław are inhabited by largely more than 300 dwarves. They are very…
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