The Best Travel Guide to Poznan
Provided by: Jakub Pindych
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Do & See
Magnificent buildings in Poznan, whose façades centuries ago witnessed the rising of a fedgling state, stand proudly and harmoniously embraced by the miracles of modern architecture. The city’s many museums tempt passers-by with their rich collections. Poznan today is a dynamic and an ever-expanding centre of learning with more and more students moving to the city each year. This is a city which you can keep exploring endlessly, always finding something interesting or exciting.

Museum of Applied Arts

The Museum of Applied Arts is a branch of the National Museum in Poznan. It is located on the Przemysl Hill, in the very heart of the city of Poznan. The castle tower which is 43 meters high, offers a unique view of the city and its surroundings. In the space of 1500 m² in the joint buildings of the Przemysł Castle and Raczyński’s edifice, a new exhibition, devoted entirely to the applied art, is presented. It is the only such place in Poland. Amongst 2000 objects arranged in a unique way, one can find furniture, ceramics, glass and metal, weapons, jewellery, fabrics, costumes and accessories. The museum presents applied art from Middle Ages until modern times.
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Model of Historic Poznań

The Franciscan Church’s vaults host 3 models: the model of historic Poznań, the model of first Piasts’ town and the model of the Old Market Square. The first one depicts Poznań as presented in Braun-Hogenberg’s picture of 1618 in the scale of 1:150. The second one shows the appearance of Poznań in 10th century. In consideration of blind people, third model (1:100) has been made in the convex technique. The descriptions of the elements are in Braille.
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