©

Gniezno trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Gniezno

(3.3/5 based on 100+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums
Gniezno is a city in central-western Poland, some 50km east of Poznań, inhabited by about 70,000 people. One of the Piast dynasty's chief cities, it was mentioned by AD 10th century sources, including the Dagome Iudex, as the capital of Piast Poland. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Gniezno is the primate of Poland. These circumstances give it in relation to Polish history a similar status to Esztergom, Canterbury or Rheims.Gniezno is located in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, previously in Poznań Voivodeship. The city is the administrative capital of the Gniezno County .HistoryThere are archaeological traces of human settlement since the late Paleolithic. Early Slavonic settlements on the Lech Hill and the Maiden Hill are dated to 8th century. At the beginning of the 10th century this was the site of several places sacred to the Slavic religion. The ducal stronghold was founded just before AD 940 on the Lech Hill, and surrounded with some fortified suburbs and open settlements.Legend of Lech, Czech and RusAccording to the Polish version of legends, "Three brothers Lech, Czech and Rus were exploring the wilderness to find a place to settle. Suddenly they saw a hill with an old oak and an eagle on top. Lech said, 'This white eagle I will adopt as an emblem of my people, and around this oak I will build my stronghold, and because of the eagle nest I will call it Gniezdno.' The other brothers went further on to find a place for their people. Czech went to the South" (to found the Czech Lands) "and Rus went to the East" (to create the Rus' (region)).
Use our Poland trip itinerary builder to arrange the details of your trip to Gniezno and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Gniezno

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Gniezno:
Sightseeing, nature, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, shopping, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Greater Poland Province

2 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM POLAND December, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM POLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM POLAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Poznan BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM POLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM POLAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Poznan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Central Poland BY A USER FROM POLAND May, culture, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News