One might think that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence - and this saying fits perfectly, when we talk about Polish tourist attractions. You don’t need to go abroad to admire the wealth of monuments and the beauty of lakes. Such things can be seen, among others, in the historical capital of Wielkopolska.
According to the statistics, Poznan is the fourth most visited Polish city. A large percentage of the visitors are foreigners, and if we would carry out a survey, it would appear that a large percentage of Poles have never been to Poznan. It's a bit sad, especially when we think about how much the city has to offer.
In the very center of Poznan, there’s a huge attraction - literally and figuratively. On the shores of Malta Lake extends the largest and most modern sports and recreation complex in Poland - Maltese Baths. People, who love water entertainment, can enjoy 18 pools and after swimming they can relax in sauna or spa.
One of the four zones of the Baths are Sports Pools with a swimming pool for synchronized swimming, diving, jumping into the water, etc. There’s also a 10-meter jumping tower and a 50-meter Olympic pool. Numerous water attractions can also be found the Aquapark, with 16 pools and 13 water slides of varying levels of difficulty. This place is perfect for both children and adults - the latter can combine business with pleasure and benefit from brine pools or jacuzzi.
The true meaning of the words "relax" and "rest" hides in one of the 14 rooms of Sauna World. In this zone, guests can enjoy external and dry saunas, as well as aromatic and steam baths. At the disposal of visitors there’s also a relaxation room (tepidarium), salt and snow cave and outdoor swimming pool.
The last zone, SPA 1306, is intended for all those, who want to pamper the body and soothe the senses. In 17 parlors of the best equipped Spa in Poland you can treat yourself with the rituals such as Hammam, Rasoul or Ayurveda.
Poznan not only for holidays
Lake Malta attracts tourists to Poznan not only with its beautiful tank. MALTA SKI, a year-round sports and recreation center, is located right next to it. In winter it tempts with the possibility of skiing and snowboarding, while in holidays – with free Summer Cinema, playgrounds, mini golf game, sliding down the slope on pontoons, summer toboggan run and a whole bunch of other attractions. Throughout the year you can enjoy the roller coaster Adrenaline. A variety of restaurants and cafes are scattered around the center, while both tourists and residents can spend their free time on concerts, festivals and sporting events.
Poznan is an important point on the Polish business map. It holds numerous training courses, conferences and trade fairs - almost 40% of tourists visit the city just for business purposes. However, the vast majority simply want to relax here.
Most occasions happens, of course, in the summer. Pretty soon (June 21st) will be held the Midsummer Night. It's a very romantic event - as befits a celebration of love - and at the same time an attempt to beat the Guinness Record. Exactly at 10:00 pm, the sky will light up with hundreds of lanterns, and earlier participants can watch the ritual of throwing garlands into the water, fireworks shows and a series of concerts.
An overnight in the most beautiful region of Poznan
The city is well prepared to welcome tourists – there’re dozens of hotels and other accommodation points. There’s also a good offer for those, who prefer to stay at the campsite in Poznań. They can check a lakeside Camping Malta. Staying in this place has a numerous advantages, one of which is a close proximity to all the local attractions. It’s located approximately 10 minutes from Maltese Baths, and a little farther (approx. 1.3 km) from MALTA SKI. It takes only 5 minute walk to get from the Campsite to the Zoological Gardens.
Overnight for an adult starts from 20 PLN (Approx. 5 EUR). The campsite is situated 4 km from the city center, and 3 km from the Old Square Market. The railway station is located at a distance of 4.5 km.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence... Is it really? Maybe this year we’ll choose Poznan as our holiday destination?