The atmosphere of this city is created by the people - mainly students who come here to study and grow to love this town. There is always something going on at the old market square in the center and in the numerous clubs&pubs around it. Keep in mind that people tend to start to gather around for a night out about 10pm but the whole area will be almost empty during some major holidays when students leave for their hometowns.
A very photogenic place. Major historical events took place mainly in XIX and XXth century, lots of places have been renovated so you can't always tell how old they are but you can feel it. Both the dialect as well as cuisine are quite different from that of Warsaw or Krakow, which people from Poznań love to point out.
Home to one of the best universities in the country is also known for it's International Fair and Malta lake.
Good gataway excursions ideas include Gniezno (the first historic capital of Poland), Lednogóra (heritage park and a open air folk museum), Kórnik (medieval castle) and Rogalin (XVIIIth century baroque palace)
Poznań was the host for the Climate Change Conference in December 2008 and this year it will welcome the Taizé Comunity for a meeting.