The Old Town’s location was marked out in 1253 based on a designated settlement stated in German law. Covering an area of 21 hectares, the Market is centrally located where the Town Hall was also later built. By the end of the thirteenth century, the Royal Castle had been built ont the mountain of Przemysl and the entire Old City was encircled by defence walls. Over the centuries that followed, numerous buldings had been constructed and the city was the site of important historical events.
It is one of the oldest parts od Poznań. It was the place where the Polish state began.Archaelogical studies show that the first settlement existed here as early as the ninth century. IN1th century, the castle was built which became the largest state of the Piast. In old Polish the word ”ostrów” refers to ”island” and the term ”tumski” means a cathedral.
In the early 20th century, Emperor Wilhem II Hohenzoller ordered the demolition of a nineteenth century fortification of Poznań which blocked the development of the city. In the western section a representative complex of buildings and urban planning was created. The most remarkable is, undobtedly, the imperial castle with a garden.
|Lp.||Tours||Time||Price (per person)|
|1.||Old Town||0,5 h||40 PLN|
|2.||Cathedral Island||0,5 h||40 PLN|
|3.||Castle Quarter||0,5 h||40 PLN|
|4.||Any 2 trips||1 h||70 PLN|
|5.||Full tour (1+2+3)||1,5 h||99 PLN|
|6.||Full tour plus||2,5 h||149 PLN|