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Foreign language guided tours of the exposition

(student exchanges and organized tourist groups from other countries)


For international groups (above 16 years old) we offer individual / adult tours which will allow all participants to familiarize themselves with our exposition by means of various available multimedia presentations. In such a way the participants are free to choose information that interests them individually. There are guided by audio guides which are available in seven languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Czech an Polish.

For the organized groups we prepared also various theme tours. You will be taken on a fascinating travel in time over a period of more than a thousand years with a guide who speaks fluent English, German, Spanish, French or Russian. You will be equipped with devices through which you will be able to hear not only the voice of the guide but also many recordings and sound effects which will significantly enhance your touring experience. Groups are guided then according to a special script since the purpose of the tour is to explore a given topic  which is a part of the Cathedral Island story.


Selection of theme tours:


  • Reach out to heritage

Subject: Cathedral Island is the cradle of Poland as a state. Getting to know it will help you understand the subsequent history of the entire country. The influence of the former inhabitants of the island on shaping the nation’s history will be discussed by the English speaking guide. The guide will adjust the story to fit the needs of the participants as well as to their level of knowledge about the Polish culture.

Time: 75 minutes


  • Rückgriff auf das Erbe

Subject: The history of the Cathedral Island was created by the people who just like we today were facing various obstacles and tasks. Their decisions shaped the local history. Additionally, the rulers and citizens of German nations had exerted their influence over the Cathedral Island and Poznan practically from the moment the Christianity was introduced. The effects of such influence all the way to the present day will be presented by the German speaking guide.

Time:75 minutes


  • Rückgriff auf das Erbe

Thema: Die Geschichte der Dominsel wurde von Menschen erschaffen, die – wie wir heute- von verschiedenen Herausforderungen und Chancen standen. Ihre Entscheidungen haben die lokale Geschichte stark geprägt. Einen großen Einfluss auf diese Ausprägungen haben, schon ab dem Zeitpunkt der Taufe Polens, auch deutsche Herrscher und Bürger gehabt. Welche Aspekte dieser Handlungen immer noch präsent sind, zeigt Ihnen unsere (deutschsprachige) Führung.

Besichtigungsdauer: 75 Minuten


  • Alcanzar la herencia

Subject: Cathedral island is a cradle of Polish state and Polish Christianity. First rulers as well as clergy were overseeing it during the times when the early state and new religion were being formed. Our Spanish language guests can easily reach out to that heritage and relate the guide’s story  to their own experience. The tour contains the most important points of the exposition with reference to connections to Spain and Latin America.

Time: 75 minutes


  • Alcanzar la herencia

Tema: La Isla de la Catedral de Poznań (Ostrów Tumski) es la cuna del estado y del cristianismo polaco. Los primeros soberanos vigilaban sobre ella cuando había nacido aquí la nueva religión, cuando maduraba un nuevo país. Los visitantes hispanohablantes podran, de manera metafórica, alcanzar esta herencia y relacionar el cuento del guía con sus propias experiencias. Durante la visita conocerán los mas importantes hilos de la exposición principal con referencias a los vínculos de Ostrów Tumski con España y América Latina.

Duración de la visita: 75 min


  • Шаг за шагом. История Тумского Острова

Subject: What were the most important steps in forming the Polish statehood? How do we handle the situations given to us by fate? This is what we will learn from the former residents of the Cathedral Island. The Russian speaking guide will tell you about the difficult journey to success throughout the 1000 years of the island’s history.

Time: 75 minutes


  • История Тумского Острова „Шаг за шагом”.

Экскурсия для русскоязычных туристов и жителей города Познань

Иногда лучше действовать осторожно – шаг за шагом, но иногда надо сделать смелый шаг вперёд. Если судьба тянет нас назад, то только для того, чтобы снова сделать два шага вперёд.

Как справиться с жизненными трудностями? Это мы узнаем благодаря древним жителям Тумского Острова. О их нелёгком пути к успеху на протяжении 1000 лет вам расскажет наш русскоязычный гид.

Продолжительность экскурсии: 75 мин


  • Attraper le patrimoine

Subject: Cathedral Island as a place of birth and development of Polish statehood and Christianity. Throughout the ages the Cathedral Island has played a key role in shaping and maintaining the sense of community and national identity. By using  references to the  historical context familiar to our French speaking visitors, we enable them to grasp and understand the heritage and the  importance of the Cathedral Island. The guided tours take place at the main exposition of Porta Posnania.

Time: 75 Minutes


  • Attraper le patrimoine

Objet : Ostrów Tumski en tant que lieu de la naissance et du développement de l’État et du christianisme en Pologne. Au cours des siècles, l’ile cathédrale jouait un rôle crucial dans la création et dans la préservation du sentiment communautaire et identitaire des Polonais. Grâce aux références au contexte historique connu aux Francophones, les visiteurs ont la possibilité de saisir et comprendre le patrimoine et l’importance d’Ostrów Tumski. La visite guidée se déroule dans l’exposition principale de la Porte de Poznań.

Durée: 75 minutes


Useful information:

  • Organized groups: a group should have a minimum 10 and maximum 30 people
  • Minimum age of participants of the guided tour: 13
  • Minimum age for the individual / adult tour: 16
  • Tickets purchases and reservations must be made minimum 7 days in advance at the Porta Posnania reservation desk or by calling: 61 647 7629  Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 2 pm
  • Price: Group ticket for the exposition: 8.00 PLN or “3 in 1” combined group ticket: 12.00 PLN
  • Guided tour fee: 60.00 PLN per group. Groups of students, seniors and the disabled are exempt from the guided tour fees.
  • For more information call 61 647 7629 (Reservations) or: 61 647 7634 (Information)



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