Poznan News

Mobile Museum of Poznan Uprising Opens

Feb 1st, 2014

The Mobile Museum of Poznan Uprising is first and foremost a state-of-the-art way to experience tradition and build the local identity of the residents of the Wielkopolska district. "The idea behind the project is not only the educational aspect....

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50 Hectares of Luxury: Modlin 2.0

Jan 1st, 2014

A state-of-the-art loft estate with a spa will be built at the premises of the historical Modlin Fortress. The new owner, Konkret S.A., also running Poznan's Galeria Panorama and the five-star City Park, has signed a 18 million zloty contract with...

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All Aboard a Cafe!

Dec 1st, 2013

Starting from May 1st, 2014 a demobbed, historical tram is to become a cafe. The idea was born a while ago at a joint municipal Revitalisation Committee, and a call for offers has ben annouced. So far as much as eight potential tennants have...

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Amazon Opens Near Poznan

Nov 10th, 2013

Amazon is already looking for employees for its new logistic centre, to be opened in less than a year in Sady, a village on the outskirts of Poznan. This centre is to be one of three Amazon announced will be opened in Poland. "We are very happy to...

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Edinburgh advertises Poznanhagen

Oct 7th, 2013

Poznan's townhouse and Apollo fountain advertises Copenhagen on the cover of the Capital Magazine, issued by Edinburgh airport. The slip-up was discovered by one of Poznan officials who went to Edinburgh on business.  "I thoughht it was some...

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BBC News: Germans Move To Poznan For Business

Sep 30th, 2013

According to Theo Legett from BBC NEWS, more and more Germans move to Poland to run a business here. What they find most difficult to tackle is Polish mentality.  As Legett put it, Poznan is only the fifth largest city in Poland, but...

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Poznan Hotel for Tech Buffs Awarded

Sep 10th, 2013

Poznan's Blow Up Hall, a five-star hotel in the Old Brewery, has been counted among the most hi-tech lodging establishments in the world, next to a few other from most remote spots on the globe: New York, Singapore and Hong-Kong. What attracted...

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Old Market Goes Cheap

Aug 16th, 2013

The poor condition of the centre of Poznan has been a talk of the city for a long while now. The list of problems is long, but the three top them all: erotic clubs, numerous liquor stores and idleness of the police. The residents also complain for...

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Poznan PhD Student Investigates Cleopatra's Death

Aug 1st, 2013

Not Sherlock Holmes, but still somewhat of a detective: Karolina Anna Kulpa, a PhD student from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan has decided to research the secrecy-cloaked death o Cleopatra, one of the most famous women in history. To achieve...

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Medieval Cemetery Found in the Heart of Poznan

Jul 20th, 2013

An 11th century burial place for 150 people has been discovered in Srodka, just behind Jordan bridge, at the very heart of Poznan, along with a substantial amount of coins, jewelry and pots. "We believe the cemetery had been related to an 11th-12th...

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Kingly Project at Poznan Castle

Jun 5th, 2013

A seven metre mounted statue of a Medieval king, Przemysl II is to be erected this year at the vicinity of the Poznan castle. The king was the first one to unite the Kingdom of Poland in 1295 and is, in the historians' opinion, overlooked and...

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Harpsichord of the Prussian Emperor Returns to Poznan

May 16th, 2013

A harpsichord used by a 9-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his visit in London, was built for the Prussian emperor, Frideric II in 1765, as the oldest of five instruments he ordered from Burkat Schudi, a renowned and innovative...

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Backpacker's Haven Opened in Poznan

Apr 16th, 2013

Plecak, "The Backpack", is a new and unique club in Poznan. It offers not only a cosy place to sip a beer or two, but also ample of armchair travelling with some globtrotter friends, exchanging travel experiences and advice, and...

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New Life for Underground Fort?

Feb 14th, 2013

The 1800's Poznan railway caponier, underground fortified construction, may in the future be restored and open for the public. The current renovation of the above ground Kaponiera roundabout in the heart of Poznan will include cleaning the...

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Stolen on Thursday, Found in Friday: Art Thieves Got a Slip

Jan 21st, 2013

18th century painting of Bishop Jozef Pawlowski, in massive, wooden frame (90x200 cm) was stolen in broad daylight from one of Poznan's Old Town churches. An investigation was launched immediately, and one of the witnesses testified that he had seen...

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From Swimming Pool to Hotel? Undtetermined Fate of Poznan Synagogue

Dec 27th, 2012

Desacrated during WW II by the Nazis, who turned it into a public swimming pool, the synagogue at Wroniecka St. has recently been decided to be turned into a hotel. Jewish Community Board, the owner of the building, claims that one way to revitalize...

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Poznan Castle Turns a New Leaf

Nov 29th, 2012

After two years of renovation and makeovers Poznanians will be able to enjoy new facilities at the Poznan Castle. Its landmark will now be the newly rebuilt Great Hall, with a mezzanine in its former foyer now serving as a cafe. All levels of the...

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Polish Theatres Sweep Awards at Edinburgh Fringe

Aug 30th, 2012

The acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe festival has once again proved a fantastic stage for Polish theatres, as several picked up a variety of awards as the festival wound down in recent weeks. Two well-known Wroclaw theatre groups were recognized for...

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J. M. Coetzee Receives Honorary Doctorate in Poznan

Aug 5th, 2012

Celebrated writer John Maxwell Coetzee, more commonly known as J. M. Coetzee, spent several days in Poznan recently during the Malta Arts Festival. During his trip he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan. ...

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Euro 2012 Wraps Up

Jul 2nd, 2012

Spain has walked away victorious from the Euro 2012 championships which were hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine. The Spanish national team beat Italy 4-0 in the final, which was hosted in Kiev. Poznan's contribution to the game was considered a...

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Poznan Readies for Euro 2012

Jun 4th, 2012

Along with Warsaw, Gdansk, and Wroclaw, Poznan is one of the Polish cities to host the eagerly anticipated UEFA Euro 2012 football championship, which Poland will co-host with Ukraine. The extensively renovated Municipal Stadium in Poznan will host...

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KontenerArt Returns for 2012 Season

May 6th, 2012

The KontenerArt cultural centre has reopened on the shores of the Warka river for yet another summer of art and music. This popular centre also function as a bar and club in the evenings, showcasing the best in local DJs, bands, and international...

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Poznan's Easter Market

Mar 29th, 2012

Similar to the many, much-loved Christmas markets across Poland, Poznan is also home to a quaint Easter Market. Located throughout the Old Town's Market Square, the Easter market is filled with stalls selling all the most essential goods for...

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Poznan Bids for 2018 Youth Olympics

Mar 12th, 2012

Poznan has submitted a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. This will be the city's third attempt at hosting, having failed previous attempts to host the 2010 and 2014 events. Other cities...

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Euro Fans Plan Trip to the Dentist

Jan 30th, 2012

Dentists and cosmetic surgeons based in Poland have reported a rise in inquiries from Irish visitors who plan on coming to the country for the Euro 2012 football championships. Poznan is one of the cities co-hosting the championship, and even...

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Poland Raises Millions at Charity Drive

Jan 9th, 2012

Over 40 million zloty (roughly 9 million euro) was raised as part of the annual Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (WOSP) - the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. It's Poland's largest fundraising drive of the year, and is now in its 20th...

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New A2 Motorway Links Poznan with Berlin

Dec 5th, 2011

The newest addition to Poland's quickly expanding motorway network, the A2, has opened for business linking Poznan to the German border. This new portion of the highway will reduce travel time between Poznan and Berlin by a startling two hours. ...

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Poznan Celebrates Its Croissants

Nov 5th, 2011

Poznan is home to a unique type of croissant, celebrated each November as part of St. Martin's Day - the St. Martin's Croissant. This year, the product is celebrating its third year as an officially recognized and protected food by the European...

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Bus stop named after chewing gum brand

Oct 16th, 2011

As from now one of Poznan's bus stops, Obodrzycka will bear another name, Orbit. This is the city's 'thank you' to Wrigley, the chewing gum producer, which founded two bus shelters by its factory, to be used by employees commuting to and from work...

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Ten Years of Polish Wikipedia

Oct 2nd, 2011

Ten years have passed since the first Polish article was published in the multi-lingual free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. A weekend of special events took place in Poznan marking the event, including discussions and meetings on how to improve the...

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Poland's Oldest Priest Passes Away

Sep 3rd, 2011

The oldest priest in Poland has died in Poznan at the age of 104. Father Kazimierz Herud served as a priest in Poznan from 1957 until his retirement in 1981, on the day Martial Law was declared in Poland (13 December). The cheerful clergyman was...

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Poznan Ranked Best-Run City

Jul 30th, 2011

The city of Poznan has been ranked the best-run city in Poland by a the Rzeczpospolita daily in a gala event attended by Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament. The areas included in the survey by the newspaper were divided into...

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Over 11 000 Lanterns Released for Kupala Night

Jul 7th, 2011

Poznan's unique celebrations on the shortest night of the year have made headlines across the globe this year, as the city attempted to beat the world record of lanterns released into the sky simultaneously. Midsummer celebrations with pagan...

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Art and Music at KontenerArt

Jun 5th, 2011

An interesting summertime addition to Poznan's cityscape this year is KontenerArt, an initiative by a community of independent artists in the city. Located on the sandy shores of the Warta river, KontenerArt is essentially a series of temporary...

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World Press Photo Arrives in Poznan

May 1st, 2011

The Castle ("Zamek") Cultural Centre in Poznan is the next host for the award-winning World Press Photo exhibition which features the year's best in photos from international press. The exhibition follows a grand opening in Amsterdam where the...

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Kaczmarek Launches Transatlantyk Festival

Apr 5th, 2011

Academy Award-winning film composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has announced that he will launch a new festival in Poznan. While Kaczmarek now lives in the US, the composer spent much of his youth in the city of Poznan. The Transatlantyk festival will...

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Speed Eating on Fat Thursday

Mar 9th, 2011

On the last Thursday before lent, Poles celebrate Fat Thursday with a unique tradition. Similar to Mardi Gras or the UKs Pancake Tuesday, Fat Thursday is a day for consuming paczki - jam-filled donuts. Most will eat a couple symbolic donuts, but...

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Poznan Eye Doctors in Nepal

Feb 6th, 2011

A group of doctors from Poznan have traveled to Nepal as part of the Third Eye project, aiming to restore the sight of more than one hundred people. The eye doctors, who usually work at the Jozef Strus hospital in Poznan, have set up a mobile...

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Discoveries for Polish Archeologists

Jan 9th, 2011

Polish archeologists have had quite a successful start to the new year, as two individual teams abroad made significant discoveries in the first week of January. Firstly, a team of archeologists from the Archeology Institute at the University of...

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Lech Poznan Advance in Europa League

Dec 6th, 2010

Following their recent victory against Manchester City, Lech Poznan continued their display of international-calibre football with a draw against renowned Italian team Juventus. This means that the Poznan team will advance on from the group stage in...

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Lech Poznan Defeat Manchester City

Nov 7th, 2010

The entire country is buzzing after the latest Lech Poznan football game, in which the local team defeated one of the richest teams in the world - Manchester City as part of a Europa League group match. Outscoring Man City 3-1 on the home field,...

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Krakow's Jazz Autumn

Sep 27th, 2010

There's no doubt that Poznan has its many charms, but to experience Poland in full, you need to step out of the city borders. What better excuse than a musical adventure in the southern city of Krakow, Poland's royal city. This season, the jazz...

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Sting To Christen Poznan Stadium

Jul 16th, 2010

Legendary U.K rocker Sting will be the first act to play Poznan's state of the art new stadium. The venue, which is being built for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament (jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine), will be the first to be inaugurated of...

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Poles Pipped to the Post In Vodka Showdown

Jun 14th, 2010

Much to the ire of Polish and Russian vodka distilleries, an Englishman has walked away with the top prize at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Farmer Will Chase originally hit upon the idea of making vodka in 2004, after...

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Poznan Team Wins Football League!

May 17th, 2010

Lech Poznan has trounced all opponents to win the 2010 Polish Ekstraklasa League. The decisive match was won against Zaglebie Lubin 2-0 on May 15, marking the team's first triumph in the competition in 17 years. It was a tight finish to the...

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Poland Rocked By Air Tragedy

Apr 19th, 2010

Poland is recovering from one of the blackest weeks in its post-communist history after the air tragedy of April 12th. 96 people died on the doomed flight to Smolensk, Russia. The delegation was due to commemorate the 1940 Soviet massacre of the...

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Poland mourns president after plane crash

Apr 12th, 2010

Poland is in a week-long official mourning period after the plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 other people crashed near Smolensk, Russia, on Saturday on their way to commemorations of a World War II massacre. The deaths also...

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Poznan At Half Price

Mar 15th, 2010

Following on from the success of last year's event, Poznan will be offering half-price deals on a range attractions and services on June 5th and 6th. A multitude of hotels, restaurants and museums will be taking part in "Poznan Half Price", which...

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Gargantuan Cattle Due Comeback Courtesy of Polish Professors

Feb 24th, 2010

A breed of cattle that died out in Europe in the 17th century may well be returning to chomp Polish meadows if a group of scientists from Poznan gets the go-ahead. Aurochs were last seen in Poland in 1627. The mighty cows grew to six feet at the...

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Poland and Ukraine Okayed for Euro 2012

Feb 12th, 2010

UEFA President Michel Platini was all optimism about the oncoming Euro 2012 Championships during his visit to Poland last week. While presiding over the draw in Warsaw for the preliminary play-offs, Platini said that ""enormous efforts have been...

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Pinched Monet Returned to Poznan

Jan 18th, 2010

A Monet painting that had been missing for an entire decade has been returned to its home at the Poznan branch of the National Museum. A man has been arrested in connection with the crime. Plage de Pourville (The Beach at Pourville) was swiped...

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Poland's Oldest Dog Celebrates Birthday

Jan 18th, 2010

Poland's oldest dog - quite possibly the oldest woofer in the world - celebrated his 25th birthday in Poznan over the weekend in the company of two four-legged female admirers. Minius, who was rescued some 25 years ago by the animal aid foundation...

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Poznan's Revolutionary Play Reprised In New York

Nov 19th, 2009

An inflammatory play that was banned by the Communist regime in 1985 has been given a second lease of life at New York's "Performing Revolution" Festival. The four original actors are all taking part. "Wormwood" (Piolun) was created as a response...

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Remember, The Bins May Have Eyes

Oct 22nd, 2009

It looks like over-enthusiastic drivers will now have to contend with some hidden adversaries, following a renewed attempt to catch speeding drivers. In a move that has been accepted by the Ministry of the Interior, police in the southeastern city...

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Poznan Court Punishes Seller of Hitler Book

Oct 22nd, 2009

A Poznan court has sentenced a bookshop owner to a fine of 7500 zloty (1800 euro) for selling Hitler's "Mein Kampf" over the internet. Hitler's infamous book, first published in 1925, is banned from being sold in Poland, likewise in Germany....

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Time to Party In Poznan

Oct 6th, 2009

It's that time of year again when students arrive en masse in Poznan in preparation for another school year at one of the city's many institutions. But, as important as buying books and exchanging info about courses and professors, is a student's...

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A Holy Heist

Sep 25th, 2009

A priest held up a bank last week in the town of Szamotuly, 30 kilometres northwest of Poznan. The unlikely assailant procured about 1000 euros from a cashier. His weapon of choice was a knife, but no one was injured during the robbery. The thief...

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Here's Something We Made (Twenty Years) Earlier

Sep 24th, 2009

Eyebrows were raised and stomachs turned last week when news broke that hundreds of thousands of cans of old meat had found their way onto the Polish market. The cans of processed beef and pork hailed from Sweden, and they were created over 20...

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Poznan Pounded In Overnight Floods

Jul 24th, 2009

Heavy rainfall across Poland in the morning of July 24th resulted in damage to countless properties, and the tragic deaths of at least 8 people. Poznan did not escape the pandemonium, and the train station was amongst the worst hit sites. Heavy...

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Poznan To Host World Rowing Championships

Jul 24th, 2009

Travellers in town in late August will have an extra bonus in store. Indeed, Brits in particular may be pleased by the news, as not only are England's No.1 rock band in town - Radiohead on the 25th - but British rowing medallists will be heading...

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Grandmother Wakes Up In Morgue

Jun 18th, 2009

An 84-year-old lady woke up in a morgue earlier this week, after falsely being diagnosed as dead. Morticians were preparing the grandmother for her funeral when they noticed, to their horror, that she was moving. The woman was immediately rushed...

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Poznan Prepares For Euro 2012

Jun 18th, 2009

Although question marks still hang over the Ukrainian fixtures of Euro 2012, Poznan's place in the cup is now set in stone, much to the delight of local soccer fans. May's official UEFA announcement saw Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan scoop the...

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Poznan Triumphs In Football League

May 20th, 2009

Lech Poznan, the city's top soccer team, trounced Ruch Chorzow yesterday and walked away with the Remes Polish Cup. It was the crowning moment of what's been a great season for the Poznan lads. As it happened, Slawomir Peszko is the hero of the...

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Radiohead To Play Poznan

May 20th, 2009

Discerning musos have dubbed them the greatest rock band in the world. And although Poznan Life would put the Stones and Bowie high on the list, Radiohead gets our vote for the younger generation of stars. And would you believe it, the Oxford band...

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Poznan rejoices in Euro 2012 selection

May 13th, 2009

Poznan was the surprise pick to host matches for the Euro 2012 football tournament.Besides Poznan, Wroclaw and Warsaw also received good news. Cracow and Chorzow will remain reserve cities, but are unlikely to get matches.The opening matches will be...

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Polish Soldier Honoured in Poznan

Feb 13th, 2009

The late Lt. Lukasz Kurakowski's widow received the "Meritorious Service Medal" awarded by President Lech Kaczynski, in a ceremony taking place at the Center for Ground Army Training in Poznan. Lt. Kurakowski was the first Polish soldier killed while...

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COP 14 opens in Poznan

Dec 2nd, 2008

No, it’s not the latest DeNiro – Pacino movie it is in fact something far more important, the United Nations Climate Change Conference which will run from 1st-12th December in Poznan. The official opening was held on the 1st December ...

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Poland's Tough Times at the Euro

Jun 13th, 2008

Poland's first time in the UEFA Euro 2008 Championships has resulted in a shaky start, as their first match ended in defeat. In a sort of deja vu from the World Cup two years ago, Poland lost to Germany 0-2, though ironically enough, both German...

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Visa-Free to Canada

Mar 4th, 2008

After years of waiting and hoping, Polish citizens are finally able to enter Canada without visas, as of March 1st 2008. For decades Canadians have been able to travel to Poland without a visa, but Poles had to apply for a visa to Canada, and some...

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Stop! Schengen Time!

Dec 21st, 2007

The Schengen zone has hit Poland - but wait, what's Schengen you ask? No, it's not some hip new dance move all of the kids are doing these days, it's the end of borders for Poland, at least within the EU. As the clock struck midnight and Friday, the...

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Ale Kino Festival in Full Swing

Dec 13th, 2007

The annual Ale Kino festival, or the 25th International Young Audience Film Festival, kicked off this weekend with a selection of children's classics. The festival features the best films for children, both contemporary and classic, and will keep...

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Equality March in Poznan

Nov 22nd, 2007

On Saturday the 17th more than 300 LGBT activists, politicians, and supporters marched through Poznan with rainbow flags and banners in a peaceful demonstration for gay rights. The annual Equality March met with little counter-protests this year,...

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Poznan Marathon Results

Oct 15th, 2007

This Saturday many in Poznan caught one of the city's biggest events - and the biggest marathon in Poland - the Poznan Marathon. The marathon is now in its eighth year, and this time over 3000 runners registered for the event. Of course, a race must...

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Planning for Euro 2012

Oct 9th, 2007

This week, further plans for the Euro 2012 football tournament, which will be taking place in several Polish and Ukrainian cities including Poznan, have been launched in a meeting in Lviv, Ukraine. The meeting aimed at enhancing cooperation among...

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Poznan Bids for Youth Olympics

Sep 5th, 2007

Poznan is one of eleven cities which has submitted a bid to host the first edition of the Youth Olympics in 2010. The Youth Olypmics will not only give young athletes a chance to compete at a high level, but also aims to boost the popularity of the...

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Bad Week for Buses

Jul 24th, 2007

It seems Poland has had a terrible week for bus crashes. First, a bus carrying elderly Polish pilgrims crashed in the French Alps, killing 26 people and injuring many others, and prompting three days of mourning in Poland as well as a generous...

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Wizz to Poznan!

Jun 20th, 2007

Low-fare airline Wizz Air is making it even easier to wizz off to Poznan from the UK. The airline will open its 7th operating base in Poznan Airport in January 2008. With the opening of the base will come four new routes from Poznan, to Sheffield,...

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Ryanair Launches Route to Poznan

May 29th, 2007

Low-fare airline Ryanair has announced thirteen new routes from Bristol to be launched this winter, including a direct flight to Poznan (as well as Bratislava, Budapest, Katowice, Riga, Wroclaw, and several other cities). The service to Poznan is...

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Poznan Life PDF Now Available!

May 28th, 2007

Have you been thinking lately, "Gee, Poznan Life's online guide sure is helpful, but I wish I could take it with me on my trip to Poznan!"? Well fear not, we have the answer to your problem - in the form of a new, downloadable PDF guide! Just click...

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Poznan to Berlin Train Connection

May 22nd, 2007

Starting in June, the Polish railway company PKP Intercity will open a new connection between Poznan and Berlin. The announcement comes after PKP Intercity announced its plans to purchase ten new locomotives for passenger services. Currently, it's...

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Euro 2012 Comes To Poznan

Apr 20th, 2007

Poznan is celebrating as a result of Poland and Ukraine's successful bid to host Euro 2012. Poznan, which has a long football history, will be among four Polish cities to host matches, others being Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw. Matches will also be...

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Stary Browar Extension Opened

Mar 27th, 2007

The huge shopping and cultural centre on the site of a former brewery, Stary Browar has just gotten bigger. On 11 March 2007 the second part of the shopping centre opened, nearly doubling its size by adding an additional 57,000 m to the existing...

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Robert Plant at Malta

Feb 14th, 2007

Robert Plant, the legendary rock'n'roller that fronted Led Zeppelin, will be gracing the stage at Poznan's own Malta Theatre Festival this summer. The festival will take place the 25th through the 30th of June, with Plant's performance taking place...

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Turkish pilot lands at wrong airport

Aug 18th, 2006

Poor command of English is said to be the reason why the pilot of a Turkish charter plane landed by mistake at a Polish airbase close to the western city of Poznan and not a civilian airport, situated a dozen kilometers away. After a 3 hour stop...

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Poles grow fond of American Football

Apr 19th, 2006

Even though Polish athletes do win medals of major international championships every now and then, Poland is no superpower in sport. And while Poles generally prefer to experience the spirit of sport by watching tv coverages rather than exercising...

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Bankrupt Pozmeat is not sold for the fifth time

Mar 27th, 2006

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) The fifth tender to sell the bankrupt meat producer, Pozmeat, has failed. A Danish company failed to submit its offer due to bird flu. The Pozmeat plant near Poznan is evaluated at PLN 80m (EUR 20.5m). However the Danish...

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Wyborowa cuts jobs as cheap vodka demand soars

Feb 2nd, 2006

Polish vodka producer Wyborowa is expected to cut jobs and salaries next month following a shift in consumer demand towards low-priced vodka. The company's share of the Polish vodka market has dropped following a lack of investment in the Wyborowa...

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England 2 - 1 Poland

Oct 14th, 2005

Although both England and Poland have qualified for the finals of the World Cup 2006 their last game in the group stages was an exciting affair. The game at Old Trafford saw Englands most convincing performance in a while and a solid performance from...

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Tram lines re-open

Oct 12th, 2005

Normal service has resumed between Plac Wielkopolski and Rondo Srodka. The freshly serviced tracks on this route were put back to use on the 10th October.

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Ryan Air link with Poznan

Sep 26th, 2005

Budget airline Ryan Air opened a new flight route between Poznan Lawica and London Stansted on 26th September 2005. Grenoble (France) and Kaunas (Lithunania) are two other recent additions to their 260 plus destination list.

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Funeral for Damian Zimowsky

Sep 26th, 2005

The funeral for Damian Zimowsky was held in Poznan yesterday. Damian had been in a road accident in Newcastlewest, Ireland one week before. Some members from the Limerick-Polish Association attended the funeral.

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New Poznan flights underway

Sep 21st, 2005

Wizzair, Europes biggest flight operator, opened new flight routes from Poznan to London and between Poland and Hungary and Bulgaria on September 18th. The Poznan to London Luton route, running four times per week, has already been a great success...

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Polagra in Poznan

Sep 17th, 2005

The biggest food and drink exhibition in Poland, Polagra Food, returns to Poznan this September. This years event is expected to be better than ever before with over 1300 exhibitors and a predicted 45000 visitors including the Polish Minister of...

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Stray cats on the move

Sep 9th, 2005

Stray cats are being taken from the streets of Poznan to tackle Berlins increasing rodent problem in what is proving to be a lucrative industry. The cats are fetching up to 40 euro and those with kittens are notably pursued. Germanys cat...

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Poznan to host World Rowing Championships

Sep 6th, 2005

The city of Poznan in western Poland was selected to host the 2009 world rowing championships, the International Rowing Federation announced at its 113th annual congress Monday.In a vote held among delegates from 56 countries, Poznan defeated...

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Don't Digest Death Caps

Sep 1st, 2005

A leading toxicologist from Poznan has issued a warning to all those planning to participate in the traditional annual mushroom pick: exercise caution and make sure you know what you are eating. There are currently 7 people in Poznan hospital...

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Tram lines down

Aug 22nd, 2005

The tram lines between Plac Wilekopolski and Rondo Srodka are presently down for repairs. The work has been going on for some time and the initial replacement service, the W4, is now out of action also. A replacement bus service is running from Plac...

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Elvis fans descend on Poznan

Aug 22nd, 2005

The Polish Elvis Presley Fan Club were in town on the weekend of the 21st August for their annual get together. The event was held at Dom Vikingow on Stary Rynek and the many Elvis-a-likes and friends were singing DIxie through the night. Fans from...

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Solidarnosc 25th Anniversary

Aug 22nd, 2005

Celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc will be held the world over starting on the 26th of August in Gdansk, Poland, where Jean Michelle Jarre will be doing a special performance. Here in Poznan the party starts at Legi Debinski on the...

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Pilot Missing Near Poznan

Nov 15th, 2002

A pilot who crashed into a lake near Poznan - yet appeared to survive - has since disappeared. The pilot was flying in a micro light plane after taking part in an air show commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Polish Air Club. A witness...

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