Erasmus Date Auction is behind us but it doesn’t mean that we can just forget about the date atmosphere! Spring has begun, the days are getting longer and warmer so it’s time to get out of the house, spend some quality time with other people and, at the same time, fall in love with Poznań – whether it’s for the first time or whether you’re rekindling this old flame. Let’s take a one-day tour of the capital of Greater Poland with ESN News!

Photo Alicja Kolasińska

You finally have a free day which means that you can get some sleep and start your day calmly. However, if you want to get the best of it, you should leave your house before noon and spend that part of your day outside, enjoying the sun. Our suggestion is that you go for a walk in the UAM Botanical Garden. The entrance is free and the place is guaranteed to take you away from the grey reality. You will be able to chill and completely forget about any problems while you enjoy the nature in this gorgeous garden.

Photo Dominika Kaźmierska

After a visit to the Botanical Garden, you can continue your green walk and go to a café called Roślinka (“Small plant”), which, as the name suggests, is full of plants! LINK Here, you can not only drink good coffee, eat a vegan cake surrounded by the green companions (romantic atmosphere guaranteed) but also buy a real plant – an alternative for the traditional rose bouquet.

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After enjoying all those green attractions, you can get away from the modern world for a bit more by going to the Fara Church – a baroque architectural pearl located right in the Old Town. Fara’s history goes back as far as the 16th century and the restoration work went on until the beginning of the 21st century so the building is preserved perfectly and it amazes tourists from all over the world every day.


All day of walking can surely be celebrated with a nice, hearty meal. From the Fara Church you don’t have to go far to find any kind of restaurant you want – from the cheapest to the exorbitantly expensive, from the Polish cuisine to the Korean, and even Brazilian!

Photo Waldemar Andrzej Jóźwiak

After dinner, we invite you for an obligatory walk around the Old Town, and if you are not too tired, you can go straight to some other beautiful and interesting places. For instance, you can go to Ostrów Tumski – the last Poznań island located about 15-20 minutes away on foot. And although in the evening the Poznań Cathedral may be closed, the island itself and the walk during which you will be able to see the Warta River should more than compensate for it.