International Air Show, Poznan (19/05/18 – 20/05/18)
Poznan lies midway between Berlin and Warsaw, which has helped in its development as an important town for centuries. Badly damaged in World War II, the city, especially its Old Town, has been beautifully restored. Its huge Old Town Square (Stary Rynek) is one of Europe’s prettiest and is lined by fabulous historic attractions, restaurants and is the hub of the city’s nightlife. The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul located here is Poland’s oldest cathedral. Everyone loves a good air show!! It's like a dance routine performed by aeroplanes in the sky! Last year, more than 40,000 people enjoyed the various attractions put on during the Poznan Air Show which included stationery demonstrations of helicopters, gliders, cargo planes and supersonic aircraft as well as the various choreographed flying displays performed by some world’s best pilots. This year promises to be no different, with over 10 hours of displays to keep visitors entertained and dozens of aircraft available on the ground. While Poznan is not often the first city on many travelling itineraries, it will prove to be a pleasant surprise to any who end up here. Crammed with churches, cobblestoned streets and the colourful houses of its burghers, Poznan’s Old Town is a random collection of architectural styles filled with a vast amount of historical monuments, esoteric museums, art galleries and theatres and more than its fair share of restaurants, bars and cafes. A major cultural and economic centre, Poznan has developed its international reputation as a city for staging trade fairs with its success attributed partly from its convenient location as a mid-way point between Paris to Moscow.