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Published by Klaudia Chomiak — 2 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Poznan, Poznan, Poland


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What is it like to live in Poznan? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Poznan is fast and modern city, there are about 500 000 people. This is a city plenty of charm with lots of beautiful places. Poznan lays in the center of Poland - close to the mountains and to the sea. Poznan is close to Berlin too (closer than to Warsaw - capital city of Poland).

What is the student lifestyle like in Poznan?

There are lots of cultural places, museums, libriaries, parks and squares. Nightlife is really cool - there is lots of people there. I have some favourite places like Stary Browar, Cytadela, Freedom Square

How much does it cost to live in Poznan?

I rent a room for 600 złotych (zł -PLN) (not bills included), you can buy McChicken here for 10 złotych. Cost of living is not high (it depends also of place of shopping). You can buy cheap products in Biedronka, Lidl, Pepco, Tesco, Carrefour. Zabka that is a polish store, is a little bit more expensive.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Poznan? Is there any advice you can give?

It's not difficult to find an accommodation. You can live with unknown people, notably in academic residence. You can find offers on pages like: olx.pl, otodom.pl or gumtree.pl. Lots of universities have own campuses.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Food - not everyone likes polish food. But I really love it. The most popular polish dishes: pierogi (dumplings, made of flour, water and egg filled with sweet or savory things, pierogi may be cooked in oven or boiled in water or frilled), kotlet schabowy (meat), rosół (chicken soup which may be base for different soup like tomato soup). We eat lots of vegetables, pasta, soup. The most popular sweet in Poznan it's rogal świętoarciński (it look's like croissant but it tastes different, it's filled with poppy seeds or marzipan).

What places would you recommend visiting in Poznan?

CK Zamek, Termy Maltańskie, Cytadela park, Stary Browar, Freedom Square, Jeżyce (district with beautiful pre-war buildings), Malta Lake, New Zoo

Is it good to eat out in Poznan? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Bar a Boo, Tapasta, Dubliner, Karafka, Pierożek i Kompocik, w Bramie, Kolorowa (ice-creams)

Is the nightlife good in Poznan? Where is good to go?

It's good - Berbella, Pijalnia wódki i piwa, Czupito, Czarna Owca, Cuba Libre, Czekolada, Słodownia, SQ, Opcja, LAB

What advice would you give future students heading to Poznan?

Have fun!


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