Visas: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US are among those not required for tourist stays of up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities need a Schengen visa.
Local transportation: Poznan is a pretty compact city and the city center is navigable on foot. The public transport system consists of trams, fast trams (similar to metro), and buses. Tickets cost 3zł for a 15-minute ride, and 4.60zł for a ride of up to 40 minutes.
Where to buy a SIM card: There are four telcos in the Poland: Play, Orange, Plus and T-mobile. Plus has the best coverage of 4G network (and offers the fastest data transfer). You can buy a SIM card at the telco stores (there are plenty of them everywhere), in major retail outlets, and at gas stations.
Popular areas: Old town (Stary Rynek), Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski)
Popular food: Kapusta Zasmażana (pan-fried sauerkraut and onions, sausage, spices), Kotlet z piersi Kurczaka (breaded chicken cutlet), Żurek (sour rye soup with sausage and bacon), Pierogi (dumplings with fillings)
Poznan is a city steeped in history, and has a stunningly rejuvenated central market square, thriving night-life with many restaurants and clubs, and fascinating museums. The city has a huge student population, which lends it an energetic personality and a nightlife that is said to rival Krakow or Warsaw. Stroll through the open-air markets and you'll find food, flowers and clothing stalls.
Poznań is generally a safe city, nonetheless you should apply common sense. Avoid wandering around alone, and avoid known crime areas such as Wilda and Zawady.
The best months to visit Poznan are May, June, July, August and September. Winter lasts from November to March, and January is the coldest month of the year.
Coworking Spaces in Poznan
Cafes with wifi
Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.