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A fifteen minute walk from Stary Rynek will lead you to the Citadel: a vast park popular with the locals for various outdoor activities. Originally the Citadel was a vineyard over which, in the early 19th century, the Prussians built a huge fortress. The fortress was destroyed in 1945 and only a few pieces of it remain. On the southern side of the park you'll find cemeteries for Polish, British, Soviet and Commonwealth soldiers. Remember that movie, The Great Escape? The graves of the people on whom the movie was based lie in the Old Garrison Cemetary. Citadela is the largest park in Poznan and nearby are the Museum of Weapons and the Museum of the Poznan Army.
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A nice area, but also a place for sorrow. 18.000 young men died here during WW2, and none much over 21 years old. I take my hat of in rememberance, every life lost is a dream lost.
A very good museum, but with a lack of english/international description.
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