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Public holidays

Please note that 01 May and 03 May are public holidays in Poland. This means that all larger shops, banks, etc. will be closed on 03 May.

Venue and accommodation

For more information on the venue and accommodation options, see here.


By train/road:

Poznań is located about half way between Warsaw (280 km) and Berlin (240 km), and there are good, frequent rail connections between those two cities and Poznań.

Check your connections using the timetables of the Polish Railways (for connections from Poznań, please select the main station, Poznań Główny, if requested). You can also consult the German Railways route planner.

By Air:

Poznań's Ławica airport has frequent daily connections with Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), as well as Copenhagen (SAS), and Frankfurt/Main and Munich (LOT and Lufthansa).

Poznań is also served by low-cost carrirers. Wizzair serve London Luton, Doncaster–Sheffield, Dortmund, Stockholm Skavsta, Oslo Torp, Cork, Rome Fiumicino, Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio, and Paris Beauvais. Ryanair provide connections with London Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Girona (Barcelona) and Alicante.

The airport's timetable is available here. However, please verify with the respective airlines whether the flights are available.


The złoty (abbreviated PLN or zł) is the official currency in Poland. The approximate average exchange rate (01 Dec 2010) is 4.01 złoties to a Euro (or 3.06 złoties to a US Dollar). The latest exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.


Polish sockets are standard European sockets, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (especially American and British guests) are advised to bring adapters.


All European mobiles will work without problems. Polish mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. Visitors coming from the US may need a tri-band phone.

The international code for Poland is +48; the area code for both Poznań and Gniezno is 61.


Polish weather is usually quite agreeable in May, with temperatures between 15 and 20 Centigrade during the day. Nights can be somewhat cooler. With worse luck, a raincoat and umbrella may find some use. Current forecast available here.

More information

More tourist information may be obtained from the city portal:

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