As the smog lifts and leaves begin to unfurl (we’d say something about melting snow, too, but – alas – there’s little of that what with global warming), Poznań once again kicks into high gear. Spring and summer festivals are coming up, and what a busy season it’s going to be: from big music & multimedia veterans like Malta Festival (p.14), Enea Spring Break (p.13), and Ethno Port (p.14) to the Europe-wide Night of Museums (p.14) to small film festivals including Short Waves (p.10) and Spanish Film Week (p.11) to the Aquanet Jazz Festival (p.12) to food trucks galore (pp.11-12).
In this issue, we’re also refreshing our feature about Poznań’s 19th-century Prussian fortifications (p.6), which at one point made Poznań one of the largest city- fortresses in Europe. Forming a 30-kilometre-long ring around the city, these military landmarks make for nice springtime excursions for those who have tired of more central attractions.
As always, we welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions, which you can send via e-mail (poland@ inyourpocket.com) or via our FB page. Have a great time in Poznań!
This issue’s colourful cover portrays a few of the stunning houses found on Poznań’s Old Town Square – one of which happens to be the Archaeological Museum (p.48). Fancy a walking tour of all the square’s attractions? Turn to page 26.
Main Feature: Poznań’s Forts ➞
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Regional dishes in Wielkopolska
Ostrów Tumski in Poznań
Citadel Park in Poznań
Lake Malta in Poznań
Poznań’s Old Town Tour
Vandal Cafe ➞
Located in the Łazarz district they have great coffee, alternative brewing methods and a unique and hipster interior design featuring unruly houseplants, vintage touches and a full-wall sticker-and-print collage.
Bistro Polka ➞
In a nutshell, New Polish Cuisine. A modern take on local and regional ingredients, freshly baked bread and a great interior. Try it for breakfast (9:00-12:30) alongside a forest mushroom omelette or eggs benedict.
Gościniec Tradycja ➞
Right on the Main Square in a historical building, this is Polish traditional cuisine at its best (no meat on Friday). As well as some home-made alcoholic infusions.
Pierogarnia Stary Młyn ➞
A great place to try the local cuisine and the most Polish of Polish food, PIEROGI! Just off the main square with a folksy, tavern-like interior, they offer them all: boiled, oven-baked, fried, and even a dessert variety.
Zdolni Food&Sport ➞
Essentially offering two menus: a high-calorie (but healthy) ‘bulk menu’ with the likes of pork chops, and a ‘fit menu’ featuring lower-calorie options like Indian koftas.
A premium nightlife experience featuring fine spirits and signature cocktails. Dress to impress.