The Royal-Imperial Route in Poznań

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The Royal-Imperial Route in Poznań, Poland is an unique tour running through the most important parts of the city and presenting the history, culture and identity of Poznań. The Route gives a great opportunity to get to know better the origins of Polish State and discover how the city has been changing and developing through the centuries. A journey can be started from the oldest part of the city: Śródka and Ostrów Tumski. Then can be seen the medieval Old Town with its Town Hall extended in the Renaissance style, the next step will be the New upper city. The walk is about 4,5 km long. Following the kings and emperors who have a linking for the city, could be seen many interesting monuments, galleries, museums and could be took part in cultural events. The tour leads from the distant past to present of Poznań which is vibrant with life and looking forward to hearing from the tourists.

Old Market Square in Poznan


The best way to start an exciting journey through the past and present of Poznań is providing with leaflets describing the route and the atractions. It is possible to get them for nothing in Tourist Information Centre:

For sure Tourist Guide is worthreading. It costs about 13 zł and can be bought in Tourist Informations Centres or in most bokshops in Poznań.

Get around

On foot

The Imperial Castle is not far away from the railway station, only a few minutes on foot. To get to other atractions it is better to take a bus or a tram.

By public transport

In Poznan there is well-developed public transport. It gives possibility to get about in the city without using a taxi or own car.



There are several bus lines which connect one atraction with another but they are not starting off the railway station or bus statio.


In Poznań there are used time tickets (tickets valid for a certain period of time). This allows passengers to change a line without any need to punch a new ticket. It is possible to see the ride start time which is printed on the ticket by the ticket puncher. There is a choice of tickets for 15, 30 and 60 minutes which cost 2 zł, 3,60 zł and 5,80 zł and are available in newsagent which can be found in most stations. The best solution for long travels or for persons staying in Poznań for several days are 24h and weekly. Pupils, students or pensioners can use discount tickets.

Public transport timetable


On Saturday entrance to most museums is free.

More information can be found at Website of the Poznań City Hall

The Royal-Imperial Route on Wikipedia]

Stay safe

There are no particular safety precautions needed.

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