Curiosities

The largest Palm House in Poland

The Poznań Palm House is the largest facility of its type in Poland and the fifth largest in Europe.

The world's largest wicker basket

The world's largest wicker basket, according to Guinness World Records, was woven in Nowy Tomyśl in 2000. It is 17.3 m long, 9.5 m wide and weighs 12 t. It was woven by 50 weavers over 3 days.

The largest church in Poland

The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń broke several nationwide records when it was built. It is the largest church in Poland, has the biggest cupola, the highest tower and the biggest bell.

The oldest windmil

The oldest working windmill in Poland, built in 1585 and originally from Gryżyna, can be found in an open air museum on the shores of Lake Lednica.

Pink salt in Kłodawa

The Kłodawa salt mine is the only one in Europe where pink salt, which Poles colloquially call "lamp salt" is extracted. The nearest pink salt deposits are in Pakistan.

The oldest city in Poland

Kalisz is the oldest city in Poland. Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) mentions ?Calisia” in the 2nd century AD.

The largest reservoir in terms of surface area

Lake Jeziorsko is Poland's largest reservoir in terms of surface area. It was built on the Warta River, north-east of Turek, and covers 1760-4230 ha.

The St. Jadwiga Stone in Gołuchów

The St. Jadwiga Stone in Gołuchów, with a circumference of 22 m, is the largest glacial erratic in Wielkopolska.

The thickest plane tree in Wielkopolska

The plane tree that grow in the landscape garden in Dobrzyca is the thickest in Wielkopolska measuring 960 cm around the trunk.