TOURIST INFORMATION

Poznan has a well-organised network of tourist information offices covering the entire city.

The largest institution providing tourists with information about the city and the region is the City Information Centre (CIM, www.cim.poznan.pl, centrum@cim.poznan.pl), with 5 branch offices.

The City Information System (SIM) is very useful for tourists, consisting of a system of signs and information boards that make it easier get around the city and find specific places of interest. Tourists can also use QR-codes located on some objects.


TIPPING

The custom of handing a few extra coins to a driver, waitress, hotel porter etc, acknowledging the good job they've done, is not as commonplace in Poland as in other countries. However, you can be sure that all tips are welcome, especially in restaurants where staff see tips as a necessary part of their income (as their wages are usually quite low). Generally, a tip should amount to 10% of the bill.


TOUR GUIDES

The best way to get to know the city is to tour it with an experience guide. Tours in foreign languages are also available. Tour guide services can be ordered from:

1. Tourist Information Centre, Old Market 59/60, 61-772 Poznan, tel. +48 61 852 61 56,
    it@cim.poznan.pl

2. Koło Przewodników PTTK, pl. Kolegiacki 16, 61-841 Poznan, tel. +48 61 853 03 97,

3. BORT, Old Market 90, 61-773 Poznan, tel. +48 61 852 37 56, office@bort.pl

4. KulTour.pl, Wyspianskiego st. 16/1, Poznan, tel. +48 61 879 50 62, biuro@kultour.pl

Licenced guides invite to free city walks. More information here


TRADE FAIRS

International trade fairs are a symbol of Poznan. The history of Poznan's trade fairs dates back to 1929, when the National Universal Exhibition was organised in the city. It was hugely successful and gave rise to a new tradition.

Today, several dozen trade fair events are held in Poznan every year, presenting various industry branches and sectors. The Poznan International Fair area is also known as an outstanding conference centre, and in December 2008, the PIF hosted the UN COP 14 Climate Conference.


TAXIS

Taxi services in Poznan are very well developed, with several companies and independent taxi operators in the city.

Taxi stops in the city centre are situated: near the Main Railway and Bus Stations, at Szymańskiego Street, 3 Maja Street, Półwiejska Street (at the Poznań Financial Centre) as well as near shoppping centres (e.g. the Old Brewery Shopping Center entrance from Ratajczaka Street)

Telephone numbers to selected taxi cab companies include:

Radio Taxi ACI 1-96-67 Tel: +48 61-196 67

Central Taxi Tel: +48 61196 61, +48 61 877 33 44

Express Taxi Tel: +48 61 196 24, +48 61 848 04 80

Hallo Taxi Tel: +48 61 19623, +48 61 8-216-216, +48 601 216 216

Inter Speed Tel: +48 61 868 43 33

Mitex. Tel: +48 61 816 05 78, +48 61 652 12 64

Radio Taxi Tel: +48 61 196 22

Radio Taxi 515 Tel: +48 61 196 25, +48 61 851 55 15

Radio Taxi 519 Tel: +48 61 196 28, +48 61 851 95 19

MPT Radio Taxi 9191 Tel: +48 61191 91

Radio Taxi Club Tel: +48 61 19626, +48 61 830 09 61

Radio Taxi Koziołki Tel: +48 61196 29, +48 61 828 90 11

Radio Taxi Lux Tel: +48 61 196 62, +48 501 551 190

Radio Taxi M1 Tel: +48 61 19669, +48 61 8-222-222

Radio Taxi RMI Tel: +48 61 -9668, +48 61 8-219-219

Radio Taxi Stop Tel: +48 61-196-27, +48 61 8-222-333,

Radio Trans Tel:+48 61 8-200-200

Cosmos taXi Poznań Tel: +48 660-673-813

GOLD RADIO TAXI Tel: +48 61196-60

Multi Taxi Tel: +48 61-196-66, +48 61 832 22 21


THEATERS

Poznan is a city with a rich theatrical tradition, and its residents love the theatre. Some of the most brilliant artists of the Polish stage have worked in Poznan.  

Special days for Poznan's theatres are often held, including the best-known Malta Festival and the Maski Festival.

Today, there are several theatres in the city, and their current repertoire can be found on their websites:

Teatr Wielki (Grand Theatre) - www.opera.poznan.pl

Teatr Muzyczny (Music Theatre) - www.teatr-muzyczny.poznan.pl

Teatr Polski (Polish Theatre) - www.teatr-polski.pl

Teatr Nowy (New Theatre) - www.teatrnowy.pl

Polski Teatr Tańca (Polish Dance Theatre) - www.ptt-poznan.pl

Teatr Animacji (Theatre of Animations) - www.teatranimacji.pl


TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS

Poznan is an important academic centre. Among other university programmes offered by the city's higher education institutions are high-quality language studies, which is why there is no shortage of translators, interpreters and other language specialists in Poznan.

In order to translate important documents, you should contact a certified translator, many of whom work in Poznan.

Selected translation agencies:

  1. ULTRA Agency, Mlynska st. 13/1, tel. +48 61 853 15 35, Mobile: +48 601 290 251, +48 603 329 925, http://www.ultra.poznan.pl/index_en.html
  2. Berlineo, Dolna Wilda st. 88b/X, tel +48 61 623 25 55, www.berlineo.pl
  3. Skrivanek Sp. Z o.o., Poznańska st. 62/3, tel. +48 61 663 63 82, +48 603 40 00 90, http://www.skrivanek.pl/en/
  4. Delta, ul. Starowiejska 1a/5, tel. +48 61 828 80 81.

TOILETS

Public toilets are located in the city centre in the Old Market, Plac Wolności, or Roosevelt Street/Most Teatralny. The fee is about PLN 2. You can also use the restrooms in restaurants, usually for a fee, and the toilets in shopping centres.

Tourists and residents can also use pubic shower (toilet at the Cathedral Island).


TRIPS

A tourist who wants to get to know Poznan well should enlist the help of a professional tour guide. City walks around Poznan for tourists and residents are also popular. Information on such walks can be found at:

  1. Porta Posnania, ul.Gdańska 2, tel. +48 61 647 76 34, www.bramapoznania.pl
  2. Towarzystwo Miłośników Miasta Poznania, im. Cyryla Ratajskiego (The Cyryl Ratajski Society of Poznan Fans), Old Market 10, tel. +48 61 852 85 29
  3. Koło Przewodników PTTK w Poznaniu, pl. Kolegiacki 16, tel. +48 61 853 03 97, www.przewodnicy-pttk.org
  4. Tourist Information Centre in Poznan, Old Market 59/60, tel. +48 61 852 61 56, it@cim.poznan.pl
  5. PoPoznaniu.pl, www.popoznaniu.pl, tel. +48 884 605 305

Individual tourists who prefer to explore the city on their own can choose among 10 short routes which will guide them through the most important landmarks of our beautiful city.


TAXES

Current tax rates on merchandise are 23%, 8% and 5% although you can find tax free shops. Those who spend more than 200,00 PLN on goods and fill appropriate forms can apply for tax refund while crossing the border (n/a UE Residents)

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