The Best Things to See and Do in Kościan, Poland

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Kościan is a small Polish town in the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) Province with a population of around 24,000. It is located only 40 kilometres from Poznań, the Province’s capital and main hub. Kościan offers the intrepid traveller an interesting side trip or day adventure away from Poznań, and is reachable easily by train or bus. Here are the pick of the city’s activities.


1. Tour the regional museum


Kościan Museum
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To get a real insight into the regional history of Kościan and the area around it, look no further than the Regional Museum. Here you learn about Kościan’s early beginnings, how the Second World War affected the town and also how the town progressed through the years of communism and right up to its current day. The museum is conveniently housed inside the town hall.

Attend the town’s annual charity football tournament

If you are lucky enough to be in Kościan during December, be ready for a real treat. The town plays host to a popular charity football tournament where stars from across Poland come to play in a day long affair in the name of charity. Organised by a local Kościan resident and keen football fan, Jan Budzynski, the tournament is held in the town’s leisure centre. Over 100 players take part in two competitions – one female and one male. There are prizes for the winners, but most of all, money is raised for charities year after year. Ex-Polish league players and current Polish female internationals take part as well as some surprise stars.

Wielichowska 43, 64-000 Kościan, Poland

Annual Charity Football tournament in Kościan

2. Visit the striking Church of Christ


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Kościan has a number of churches, but the Church of Christ was built in 1666 and is perhaps the most striking of the town’s religious buildings. With its black tower and yellow painted walls, this is an historic and important church for the town. Check the noticeboards or the church’s website if you are interested in attending a Mass, to get an even better feeling of true Polish small town life.

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