Home to the best pierogies, kielbasa, Zurek (sour soup) and Bigos (pork and sauerkraut stew)! These foods will lour you into this country so fast you won’t even realize.
My trip out to Poland was inspired by their food and low costs of living. I found a drive with blablacar, which is ride sharing, for €10 from Berlin to Poznan. It took about 3 hours to drive but the pick up and drop off locations were a little far from either city which added an hour or two to my trip. Because of this I decided to take a Flixbus back to Berlin for €18. Still reasonable compared to the train!
We ran out of gas.. Thank the lord there was a gas station 2km away.
I was dropped off 30 min from the city center, and let me tell you, this city is small so they could have easily dropped me off in 3min. I was all alone at this station at 22.00. 🙁
I stayed at the Retro Hostel for only €5 a night and it is a super nice hostel compared to a few others in the city.
In Poznan I spent my time wandering in the old town district, went for walks in Park Cytadela and watched a rowing competition at Jezioro Maltanskie. After walking around the city I found that the old town was the best place to be with an abundance of restaurants and stores.
Poznan is a really small city so staying a couple days to enjoy food and drinks is in my opinion that best thing to do. It is also a party town in a way so when you read hostel reviews that its noisy at night, it is NOISY at night. Its crazy how loud a tiny town can get. There is also really good shopping with the usual stores (H&M, Bershka..) but less of a crowd.
Some of my favourite dishes and restaurants include:
Zuppi has amazing soups for take out or in with many yummy toppings:
Un Pot is a pinterest inspired cafe with everything being served in jars (talk about ‘hipster’)
Pyszna – Super traditional Polish food with a diner style
Artisan was a great coffee/baked goods shop:
The best quiche ever (greek with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes..)
Here are some more random snaps;