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The Old City – despite its name, is not the oldest part of the city. This is the part of Poznań that had first received city privileges, and the part which has been developed over time since the mid XIII century, retaining the original medieval urban layout. The medieval buildings were later rebuilt, mainly in the renaissance and baroque styles. Undoubtedly the jewel of the Stary Miasto is the Ratusz – City Hall in its XVI century style, with the famous eastern loggia and exquisite Renaissance Chamber. However, most visitors are attracted to the facade of the Ratusz (City Hall), by the goats – koziołki, butting each other on the tower, daily at noon, to the notes of the city trumpet call – the hejnał. Now the Ratusz no longer serves the city council, its chambers now accommodate the City of Poznań History Museum. In front of the building is the medieval pillar of shame, the whipping post topped with the figure of an executioner, which has not been used since medieval times. Today it is one of the most popular meeting places for real Poznanians. You will also find in the Old Market the City Weighing Scale, formerly an official measurement office, the Bamberka's Wellcommemorating the settlers from southern Germany as well as their characteristic buildings. Nowadays souvenirs of Poznan are sold there, and before the buildings were in place the Fish Market used to be located in the area.

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Places worth seeing in Poznań:

Central Quarter

Lake Malta

Imperial Quarter