Poznań Town Hall

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Poznan Town Hall (Ratusz) is a town hall building situated in the Polish city of Poznan. The town hall was originally built in the 13th century but was rebuilt to its stunning current self in 1550-1560. It is built to a Renaissance style, on the designs of Giovanni Battista Di Quadro. Most of the building has been rebuilt since its original rebuild due to natural disasters and wars. The building was originally built to house the local government, to which it did until 1939. Currently, the building is used to house a museum, the Historical Museum of Poznan. The town hall is known for its display of mechanical fighting goats that is played out daily at noon above the clock on the front wall of the building.

Getting there

The Town Hall is situated in the Old Town area of Poznan. Take the 3, 4, 8 or 17 trams to ‘Pl. Wielkopolski’ which is a short walk away. The 47, 74, 76, 90 and 603 buses all stop a short walk away from the Old Town area.

Opening Times and Admission

The Town Hall and its museum are open to visitors six days a week, Tuesday to Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 12pm-9pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission is set at 7PLN for adults and 1PLN for concessions. The daily fighting goats display happens on the outside of the building and is free to watch.

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  • Stary Rynek 1, 61-768 Poznań, Poland
  • Multipurpose Complex
  • +48 61 856 81 93

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