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Tumski Island

Poznan, Poland
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Ranked #16 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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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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21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I read about this place being the birth place of Poland and host to the oldest cathedral in Poland. From an architectural point of view, the cathedral is average (the cathedral near the old town square is far more impressive). The island itself has potential but there is very little to do here. It would be very tranquil but for... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I really thought this was a great little attraction but I was extremely disappointed after I paid for what I thought was to go into the towers that I instead was pointed to go to the Crypt... This is in a perfect location for tourists to view the whole city if they would just allow it! Poznan is a great... More

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Lancs, England
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Cathedral island is a quiet contemplative place to wander and relax away from thesis square and busy streets. Certainly worth a visit to see the churches and relax.

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