Poznan has a charming Old Town. The streets all meet in the Old Square where the Renaissance Town Hall proudly overlooks the area. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance culture. A bugle call comes from its tower and the clock installed in 1551 delights the tourists with its figurines of mechanical goats which emerge and butt heads. Another interesting sight in the square is the fountain with its statue depicting a woman in traditional garb carrying water. Unveiled in 1915, it is the acknowledgement of the specific culture forged in the 18th century, thanks to the arrival of German settlers. The old Poznan was a town of many cultures where the Poles, Germans and Jews lived in harmony. The oldest section of the city is Ostrów Tumski with a Romanesque cathedral and an archaeological reserve. The route running from the Old Town to Ostrów Tumski is a popular tourist walk known as the Royal-Imperial Route.

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