Nowadays Poznań is one of the major trade centres in Poland. Poznań is regarded as the second most prosperous city in Poland after Warsaw. The city of Poznań produced PLN 31.8 billion of Poland's gross domestic product in 2006. It boasts a GDP per capita of 200.4% (2008) of Poland's average.
- 10th century
- city county
- Greater Poland Voivodeship
Poznan was once the capital of Poland and is still the capital of the Wielkopolska region. Poznan lies midway between Berlin and Warsaw, which has helped make it an important town for centuries. Badly damaged in World War II, the city (especially its Old Town) has been beautifully restored.
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Poznań, German Posen, city, capital of Wielkopolskie województwo (province), west-central Poland, located on the Warta River near its confluence with the Cybina.
Poznań The picturesque capital of Wielkopolska province is today a major economic, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourism hub in Western Poland; it’s home to the country’s most important trade-fair complex and possibly the most spectacular Town Hall you’ll ever see… Where Exquisite is the Norm
- Old Market Square. This central plaza was laid out in 1253, the very year that Poznań received its town rights under Holy Roman Magdeburg Law. It is almost a perfect square, measuring 141 x 141 metres, and after losing 60% of its buildings in 1945 was quickly restored after the war.
- Poznan Town Hall. The Old Market Square’s crowning glory is a late-Renaissance wonder from 1550 to 1560. On the eastern facade is a beautiful loggia with three tiers and paintings in the spandrels and friezes between and above its arches.
- Historical Museum of Poznań. The interior of the Town Hall has been a museum since 1956 and merits a separate entry. The star of the show is the Grand Vestibule, which looks pretty much as it did in the middle of the 16th century.
- Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) It is no exaggeration to say that Poland was born on this island between the forks of the Warta River. The island today is a sleepy settlement of cobblestone streets and squares fringed by trees and historic ecclesiastical buildings.
Nov 20, 2020 · Although Poland, a NATO ally, no longer shares a border with Russia, the forward position in Poznan, a city of about 535,000 people and a history dating to medieval times, will place U.S. troops ...
- Ed Adamczyk
The city of Poznan, Poland, will be the location of the U.S. Army V Corps forward headquarters in Europe, the Army announced Sept. 9, 2020.
Poznań, today Poland's fifth largest city, is also one of the country's oldest cities, and was an important political and religious center in the early Polish state of the 10th century. Poznań Cathedral is the oldest church in the country, containing the tombs of the first Polish rulers, Duke Mieszko I and King Bolesław I Chrobry .