There are over 250 pharmacies in Poznan, located in the city centre, in shopping malls and on Poznan's main streets.
Selected pharmacies are open 24h a day, 356 days a year, including:
1. Dbam o Zdrowie Pharmacy - ul. 23 Lutego 18, tel. +48 61 852 26 25
2. Dom Leków Pharmacy - ul. Gwarna 5/4, tel. +48 61 852 52 44
3. Winogradzka Pharmacy - os. Przyjaźni 141, tel. +48 61 820 16 42
Poznan is one of the greenest Polish cities, with greenery occupying 70 km2 (7,000 ha) of the capital of Wielkopolska, and accounting for 27 % of its entire surface area. Poznan's parks let people spend their free time relaxing in a leisurely way. Those keen on active recreation should head to the Citadel Park or one of the large parks located in the peripheries.
The city is divided into three Paid Parking Zones: red, yellow and green, depending on the distance to the city centre, marked with special signs. Parking fees, payable at automatic parking meters, are obligatory from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Paid Parking Zone Customer Service is located in Poznan, on ul. Pułaskiego 9, tel/fax: +48 61 851 50 70, +48 61 659 01 15.
There are also several attended parking lots in the city centre as well as separate parking lots for coaches.
Selected parking lots in the city centre:
1. Auto - Park (underground parking lot), pl. Wolności, +48 61 851 37 47
2. Green Parking, ul. Św. Marcin 80/82 (at the Zamek Cultural Centre), +48 61 662 43 22
3. USI, ul. 3 Maja, +48 61 853 21 56
In general, Post Offices are open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Post Office No. 2 is open 24h/day (ul. Głogowska 17, at the Dworzec Zachodni Railway Station), tel. +48 61 869 72 67
In 2017, postage for a normal letter or postcard was as follows:
- Within Poland - PLN 2,60
- Other countries - PLN 6,00.
The emergency Police telephone number is 997, and 112 from mobile phones.
Poznan's nightlife attracts many tourists in search of entertainment. There are numerous pubs in the capital of Wielkopolska, some of which are especially worth visiting for their varied brews and unique atmosphere. Places such as Brovaria, Blue Note (open during concerts), Dubliner, Kisielice, W Starym Kinie or Meskal are a must. It is difficult to compile a complete list of the most interesting establishments, so you should definitely explore the city's night-life on your own. However, seats in pubs are sometimes difficult to come by, especially when students from the city's numerous universities flock to them at night.
Public payphones are becoming quite rare in the mobile age. However, in Poznan they can still be found in various places around the city, mainly at post offices. Using them is easy with special pre-paid cards which can be bought at post offices or kiosks.
The country code for Poland is 0048.
Billy-goats - Every day at noon, people crowd around City Hall, waiting for the two billy-goats on the clock tower to come out and clash horns. The first clockwork mechanism for the tower was built in 1551 by master locksmith Bartłomiej Wolf from Grubin. As the goats lock horns, a bugle call is played.
Morasko Meteorite -One of the largest European meteorite reserves is located in the northern part of Poznan. Seven oval craters of different sizes are located in a wetland forest, that were created ca. 5,000 years ago when pieces of a meteorite hit Earth. The largest crater is 100 meters wide and 13 meters deep. There is an educational path running through the reserve.
Last Imperial Castle -One of the most characteristic buildings in Poznan, the former residence of Emperor William II and other German rulers. Today it houses the Zamek Cultural Centre which is central to Poznan's cultural life.
Bambergs -In the 18th century, Poznan authorities invited settlers from Bamberg, Germany, to relocate to the city. They quickly blended in, but never forgot their roots and culture. Their descendants still live in Poznan, and celebrating their holiday in August. To honour them, a Bamberg Well was erected in the Old Market.
Saint Martin Street Day - Every year on the 11th of November, Poznan residents meet to celebrate a day for one of the main streets in their city. The event is organised as a street fair, with the special highlight being St. Martin (Św. Marcin) riding a white stallion through the streets of the city. The famous St. Martin croissants are traditionally baked on this day.
Poznan Pyra - The symbol of a Poznan inhabitant is the pyra, or potato. The residents of the city are not particularly happy about this, but it doesn't keep them from celebrating the Pyraland Days in the first half of September, though. Traditional food includes pyry z gzikiem (potatoes with cottage cheese) and plyndze (hash browns).
Croissants - The traditional Poznan version is eaten on St. Martin's Day on the 11th of November.
Museum of Musical Instruments - The only museum of this kind in Poland, established thanks to the passion and commitment of Poznan-born Zdzisław Szulc.