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Tumski Island

Poznan, Poland
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Ranked #12 of 64 Attractions in Poznan
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Ostrow Tumski is an island where one thousand years ago the history of Poland began. This is also where the residence of first polish kings was... more »
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Milan, Italy
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved the entire island, the cathedral, the bar serving fantastic cakes, the museum, the ease to park the car...

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Brunswick Heads, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a very beautiful place to walk around. The past has been well preserved here. It is close to the old city and has lots of preserved historical sites.

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Poznan, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In addition to the beautiful cathedral and museums, this place also offers a quiet moment. The low houses and walkways make it look like a country village in the last century.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped at the souvenirs shop before exploring Ostrow Tumski. We hoped for a map to follow the ten designated sites to see on the Island. There was none. So unless you have a map of your own, identifying where each landmark is, and what it looks like, you may miss a few and be disappointed.

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Hadsten, Denmark
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you visit the Tumski Island to see either the church or any of the museums, be sure to get the location-based audio guide from the Brama Poznania museum - or actually from the Lock Building. even when you walk the streets or inside the church, it will talk about the specific place you are at, and there is a... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's worth to take a trip to Tumski (Domus) islad. Not so impressive like in Wroclaw, but still it is nice to go to another side of the river and to see impresiive churches - and to look from another, historical as well, perspective into city.

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Tvedestrand, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This church was the most important for me to visit during my time in Poznan. I can´t understand how they could build something like that 1000 years ago, just amazing. The church is very nice inside, and different to other large churces i´ve visited. The area is peacefull and not to far from the city centre, I walked.

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Cologne, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

you can walk around the island with the beautiful cathedral (oldest in Poland) and just forget that you are in the city. it is very quiet and especially in summer everything is green and you can relax next to the river. there are different museums around the cathedral which are very interesting and inform you about the history of Poland... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

In October 2013 there was a lot of building work going on so was not the serene atmosphere I would have expected. You also had to watch out for cars zooming across the cobbled courtyards! Also it probably didn't help that we arrived on a Monday and all museums etc. were closed so all we could do was wander in... More

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Minsk, Belarus
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a very pleasant evening on the Tumski island. Charming and cosy, great for romantic walk, it's really taking you to the another age. When the twilight comes, the lamplighter is walking all over the place and lights the lanterns. Definetly a place to see..

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