Fly To Poznań, Poland
While Poznań might not be the first city on everyone’s travel wish list, it does have a habit of surprising all who end up here… in a good way. Crowded with churches, cobbled nooks and crannies, and colourful burgher houses, the old town is a hodgepodge of architectural influences finished with ornate churches and museums.
In addition to its charm, Poznań is a major cultural and economic centre known for its huge trade fairs that attract punters from around the globe. Its reputation as a trade waypoint stems partly from its location on a road that starts in Paris, ends in Moscow, and passes through all the major cities in between.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do need a Visa to visit Poland and Poznan. You can arrange Visas and get more information at the Polish Embassy in Pretoria (Telephone: +27 (0)12 430 2631).
- The South African Embassy in Poland is situated in Warsaw, at IPC Business Centre, 6th Floor, UL. Koszykowa 54, 00-675, Warsaw. It is just under 3 hours away from Poznan. Phone: +48 22 622 1031.
See and do
Be sure to look out for major highlights in Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) such as St. Peter's and Paul's Cathedral, Our Lady Church and Psalter House. Then, head to Stary Rynek (old town square) to see Town Hall, King's Castle and Gorka Palace. In the Środka district, landmarks include St. Margaret Church and the Church of St. John of Jerusalem. Near Malta Lake there is also a lovely recreational area that has bike rental, a fake ski slope, a zoo and many other interesting things to see and do. From there you can head onwards to the Emperor’s district, check out the many museums around town or catch a theatre production at one of the numerous theatres.
Shopping is without a doubt an experience to remember, so make sure you set aside a small budget to indulge a bit. Stary Rynek has a number of interesting stalls selling traditional folk items (great to take home as gifts), while Woźna Street also has plenty of folk handicraft. There are also malls such as Stary Browar, Franowo Shopping Centre, Galeria Malta and Franowo Shopping Centre. Souvenirs to consider range from vodka (this is Poland after all!), amber jewellery and vintage books.
Public transport tickets are available at the newspaper stands in the arrivals hall of the airport (in T3 terminal) and at the bus stop outside departures. There are also buses that run regularly within the city. You could hire a car if you choose, while some parts of the city can easily be explored by foot or bicycle. Taxis are readily available as well, at the airport and in the city.
Poznan Airport – POZ
The airport that you’ll land at is officially known as Poznań - Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport. As far as airports go, it’s well-organised, with a number of facilities to ensure a pleasant arrival. A bus service is available from the airport to Poznan with a journey time of just 15 minutes.
Food and beverage: Sami Swoi restaurant is where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some light pre-flight meals.
Currency Exchange: There are 24 hour currency exchange desks in the arrivals hall and departures, as well as in the luggage claims area at Poznań Airport.
Lost Luggage: Go to Lost & Found in the baggage claims area to fill out a report.
Airport Hotels: The nearest hotels are Comm Hotel, Hotel Ramka, Hotel Mat’s, Hotel IOR and City Center House Elephant.
Car Hire: Rental companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Panek.
Airport Hub: Poznan Airport (code POZ) is a hub for Enter Air and Whizz Air, serving flights across various destinations world-wide.