Świebodzin is a small city of about 20 thousand with two main things going for it - the world's largest statue of Jesus Christ at 53 meters
tall, which by itself is something thousands flock to Świebodzin for every year. The other thing Świebodzin has going for it is its beautiful old town,
which on one hand is simply pretty with its few cafes, churches and town hall, and on the other hand is a great display of Polish
It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to go to Świebodzin from Central Poznań by car
. However, we recommend taking the train
, which takes
55 minutes and costs 30 zł [7.0 EUR] each way.
statue of Christ the King
Wielkopolski National Park
Wielkopolski National Park is Western Poland's epicenter of lakes, forests, chateaus, bike paths, and relaxation.
Being very close to Poznań, the park is a great place for anyone looking to escape the city for a day or half a day.
If you can get hold of a kayak, the experience will be even better. In fact, for animal lovers out there,
the park offers a wide variety of rare insects, but also badgers, snakes, boars, deer, and martens.
It's easiest by far to get there by car
- it takes just 30 minutes from central Poznań, and it's a 20-kilometer drive.
Unlike most other national parks, it is also quite accessible by public transport, through the city of Mosina.
It's easiest to take a train to Mosina
, which costs only 6.5 zł [1.5 EUR] and takes less than 20 minutes.
view from above
Gniezno is a historically important city of almost 70 thousand located northeast of Poznań. It is the medieval capital
of Poland, and today boasts a nice Old Town, which includes a Main Square with tenement houses and restaurants, as well as
a Catherdal first constructed in the 11th
It takes 30 minutes to go to Gniezno from Poznań Main Station by train
- and it costs 17 zł [4.0 EUR] each way.
You can also go by car
, though this is a bit counterproductive - this will take you 40 minutes.
Gniezno Old Town
Gniezno Main Square
Leszno is a minor city between Wrocław and Poznań, with its main attraction being the beautifully-preserved Main Square and Old Town with dozens
of colorful tenement houses, a handful of great restaurants, but, most importantly, great atmosphere in the summer, especially during the evenings.
The bright-pink facade of the city hall is also great for photography, and, in recent years, the city has seen an increase in hip urban areas and
in urban life in general.
It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive
from Poznań to Leszno, though this is expected to decrease by 50% when an expressway opens in late 2019.
You can also take the train
, which we recommend - this takes a little over 1 hour and costs 15 zł [3.5 EUR].
I really like Leszno. It has a fantastic countryside vibe while still having enough attractions
and beautiful architecture to make it worthwhile to come from Poznań.
Old Town from above
Biskupin is an archeological open-air museum located northeast of Poznań. It presents and lets visitors
explore a settlement from roughly 720 BC. The settlement consists of a fortified wall, a wooden gate,
and two elongated huts. Inside of the buildings, you can find artifacts from an era long gone.
Biskupin is one of the best-preserved locations of this type in the world, and it is a must-see for anyone who's in the area.
Biskupin is best reachable by car
- it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to go there from central Poznań. If you want to get there
by public transport, you're basically out of luck. The only way to get there is to take a train to Gniezno
, then a bus
to Gąsawa, and
then a bus
to Biskupin, which will take you just under 3 hours and cost 29 zł [6.8 EUR] each way.
view of entrance
inside the huts