Since we’ve launched a NEW trip for 2015 to Greater Poland, “Culinary & Cultural Adventure in Greater Poland and Poznan” we would like to tell you more about this off-the-beaten path western region in several blog posts to encourage you to travel with us to Greater Poland and discover for yourself the natural beauty, history, adventure and delicious regional cuisine that awaits travelers to the region.
Greater Poland region – in Polish called “Wielkopolska” – is located in basin of Warta river. It is situated on the crossroads of the main European East-West track leading from Berlin to Moscow. As a result, the region has very favorable location and can be easily reached by car, train or plane from other European destinations as well as the rest of the world.
Greater Poland occupies the area of 11,516 sq. miles which is around 10% of the Polish territory. Approximately 3.4 million people, which is 8.7% of the whole population of Poland live in Greater Poland. The people of Greater Poland are famous for being among the most industrious and hospitable in Poland.
The capital of the region is Poznan, a city with population of about 600,000 people and growing. Due to its cultural, tourist, economic, commercial and scientific significance, the city is considered the center of western Poland. Poznan can be reach via Lawica Airport which offers both domestic and international flights.
Other important cities in Greater Poland are: Gniezno, Kalisz, Konin, Leszno, Ostrow Wielkopolski and Pila.
For more information about Greater Poland and Poznan please visit our website and the NEW trip “Culinary & Cultural Adventure in Greater Poland and Poznan” scheduled for June 21 – 27, 2015.
See you in Greater Poland in 2015!