- Posted May 29, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The best things about Poland
Stary Rynek in Poznan
Poznan is my favorite city in Poznan, and the old town, or "Stary Rynek" is the quintessential Polish town square, featuring a ratusz (historic city hall), colorful buildings, outdoor bars/restaurants and sculptures or art work. Poznan's square is smaller than the famous Krakow square, but I've always found it to be more personal, accessible and less "touristy" than most European town squares. yet it retains the same "Old World" charm Europe is known for, and has some of the best local beer around at the "Browaria" Steps away from the square is perhaps the finest Belgian beer bar (Kriek) I've been to outside of Brussels. While Poznan may not be as popular as Warsaw, Krakow or Gdansk, it is one of the oldest cities in Poland, and holds a special place in my heart as the origin of my family.