The Prussian authorities’ decision to turn the city into a stronghold turned it into a military town for years afterward. There was great inequality in the treatment afforded the city itself and its military installations. The needs of the stronghold ultimately determined how the city developed. Especially painful were various building restrictions imposed by the military. Poznań residents had to find ways to cope with this interference and maintain a certain degree of normality.
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. Marcinkowskiego, Fredry 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
“ZAMEK” CULTURAL CENTRE ul. Św. Marcin 80/82 www.zamek.poznan.pl
ANIMATION THEATRE ul. Św. Marcin 80/82 www.teatranimacji.pl
MUSEUM OF THE POZNAŃ UPRISING OF JUNE 1956 (Branch of the Wielkopolska Independence Museum) ul. Św. Marcin 80/82 Tue.–Fri. 9am–5pm, Sat.–Sun. 10am–4pm www.wmn.poznan.pl
On the Route you must see ! The remnants of former Prussian fortifications – strong fortification walls were erected around the center of Poznan and they lasted till the beginning of the 20th century. It is reflected in the urban development pattern of that city section in modern times with a symbolic relict of a tiny blockhouse of the 4th Colomb bastion. Apollo Movie Theater – in one of the first shopping and entertainment passages a garden named Odeon was created. It was later on transformed into a place for concerts and theatrical performances. Today, a remnant of that place is Apollo movie theater building which played an important role prior to the Wielkopolska uprising .