In the 19th century, Poznań aspired to a dually central role: as a centre of Polish national life in Prussia as well as the administrative capital of a region which the Prussian authorities strove to turn into the cultural capital of the “German East”. This was reflected in the public and private institutions established in the city. The institutions were all unique in their nature and scope of activity. Many of them were housed in grand buildings whose appearance revealed the purpose they served.

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ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Coming from the train station, you can reach the Śródmieście District directly by tram: get on at the Poznań Główny or Most Dworcowy stops and get off at the Zamek, al. MarcinkowskiegoFredry or Pl. Cyryla Ratajskiego stops.

How to pay for public transit.

The Poznań Electronic City Card (PEKA).

ACCESS BY CAR

A pay parking zone is in place throughout the entire city centre.
Parking fees information

SIGHTSEEING

CITY INFORMATION CENTRE
ul. Ratajczaka 44
Mon.–Fri. 10am–7pm
Sat. 10am–5pm
www.poznan.pl/mim/cim/en/
POZNAŃ NATIONAL MUSEUM
GALLERY OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
al. Marcinkowskiego 9
Tue.–Thu. 9am–3pm, Fri. 12noon–9pm
Sat.–Sun. 11am–6pm
www.mnp.art.pl
RACZYŃSKI LIBRARY
pl. Wolności 19
Mon.–Fri. 9am–8pm
Sat. 10am–5pm
www.bracz.edu.pl
ÓSMEGO DNIA THEATRE
ul. Ratajczaka 44
osmego.art.pl/t8d/main/en/
POLSKI THEATRE
ul. 27 Grudnia 8/10
www.teatr–polski.pl
LIBRARY OF POZNAŃ SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDS OF SCIENCES
ul. Mielżyńskiego 27/29
Mon.–Tue. 11am–7pm
Wed.–Fri. 9am–5pm
ptpn.poznan.pl/english/

On the Route you must visit

Former District Court building – a symbol of German legal system,  according to which the Prussian administration at the beginning of the 20th century could function only within the applicable rules. The existing legal loopholes were often used by Poles for various patriotic activities.

Former Credit Union Society building – a fancy headquarters of Polish first self-governing institution in Poznan which was famous as a place of important socio-political events in the history of the city.

Planning a tour of the authorities and institutions route? Explore our publications. They will provide you with a wealth of information on the area’s most fascinating attractions.

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