Why Poznań is worth visiting?
Poznań is one of the largest cities in Poland – a strong academic, business, and fair centre. Near 534,000 people live here, which makes Poznań fifth in Poland. Access to qualified staff and high quality of life in the city have a positive impact on business development, but in Poznań, we also care about work-life balance. Why is it worth getting to know Poznań better?
Thanks to its attractive location, Poznań is a very important business centre on the map of Poland. The proximity of Warsaw and Berlin and the availability of qualified specialists provide opportunities for development – especially for companies from the modern business services and IT sectors.
Volkswagen, Franklin Templeton, Bridgestone, GSK, TomTom, Nivea, Allegro, and many other global brands have been operating in Poznań for years. Modern office spaces are waiting for new investors almost in every part of the city.
Energy of students
Every fifth inhabitant of Poznań is a student! 25 universities, functioning in the city, educate over 102,000 young people. The offer of Poznań universities is distinguished by economic and philological studies at a very high level, as well as technical and IT studies, which attract future engineers to Poznań. Poznan University of Technology is one of the best technical universities in Poland, which is also rated high in world rankings – “Top 500 Best Universities in the World” (Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) and is among 7.3% of the best universities in the world.
The offer of the MTP Poznan Expo
Poznań International Fair invites you all year round. The largest events that take place at the MTP area are the Poznań Motor Show, Pyrkon Fantasy Convention, and Poznań Game Arena. Thanks to numerous industry fairs and conferences organized in Poznań, thousands of guests visit the city in order to learn about the latest trends.
Rich cultural offer
Poznań is a real cultural centre, thanks to many annual events – Zamek Culture Centre hosts: OFF CINEMA – documentary film festival, Animator – international animated film festival, or Short Waves Festival for fans of short films. Poznań is also the host of the Malta Festival – an event which for years has been gathering thousands of participants who experience alternative art in the urban space.
Music festivals for the demanding audience
Spring and summer are the periods of open-air concerts and music festivals in Poznań. The Ethno Port Festival is considered to be one of the top 25 world music festivals in the world. Enea Spring Break is an event that allows participants to visit numerous Poznań concert halls, clubs, and pubs during four days filled with concerts by artists from around the world. After the lockdown period, Poznań is slowly returning to the free series of concerts Na Falach (On Waves), which take place by two Poznań lakes – Malta and Strzeszynek. Fans of Polish music are also attracted to Poznań by Letnie Brzmienia (the Summer Sounds festival) in Stary Browar Park. For nature lovers, Poznań also offers a series of intimate concerts “Solo at Szeląg”, which take place in a beautiful city garden on the Warta River.
Sports and recreation space
Numerous sports competitions for amateurs and professionals are organized in Poznań: Poznań Maraton, Poznań Bike Challenge, and Super League Triathlon Poznań. Football fans have recently been able to support as many as two extra-league teams from Poznań – Lech and Warta. Poznań also offers one of the most charmingly situated regatta courses in the world. The city is surrounded by four lakes that give space to fans of running, nordic walking, swimming, rowing, or just barbecuing. Poznań is also a city of tennis, where the prestigious international tournament Poznań Open ranked as ATP Challenger is organized.
Attractions you won’t find anywhere else
In Poznań, don’t forget to try the St. Martin’s Croissant! It tastes great especially on November 11, when we celebrate St. Marcin street Day. It is also worth visiting Poznań in December, when such events as the Poznań Ice Festival – where you can admire beautiful ice sculptures and Poznań Bethlehem – one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe, are held. We are proud to call Poznań the culinary capital of Poland – a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs, food trucks, and other delicious places will satisfy even the most demanding guests.