Did you know that...

The wooden church in Słopanowo, near Szamotuły, revels in its many and wondrous colours. This is where the devil abducted the innkeeper's wife. The words "because she never poured" (the beer to the top of the glass) were written in wine on the hide of an ox.

Regional Groups

Wielkopolska is a historical region of Poland situated in the Warta river basin. It occupies the area of Wielkopolska proper, i.e. the voivodeships of Poznań, Kalisz and Gniezno, which existed prior to 1772. The region's boundaries remained pretty much intact from the end of the 14th century until the end of the 17th. Poland was then partitioned by Prussia, Russia and Austria.