Direct flights to Poznan, Poland are available from London's Heathrow Airport, operated by Ryanair and Wizz Airlines. The city's airport is one of the busiest in Poland, and indirect flights to Poznan from London can be made via the cities of Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf and Warsaw, flying on Lufthsana, British Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. Once at the airport, there are trams and rental cars available to take you to the city's tourist venues and hotels.
Poznan is one of the older cities in Poland and is a popular university town, with approximately 130,000 students attending its main universities. A feature of the city is its natural island on the Malta Lake, where a number of early rulers of the town are buried. The lake is also the venue for regular rowing events. Annual events such as the celebration of St Martin's Day and the city's trade fairs are also popular. The city boasts a number of cathedrals and other historic buildings and for the culturally minded, the Malta Theatre Festival is a must see for its variety of acts. For winter sport enthusiasts, the slopes near the shore of Lake Malta are well enjoyed ski venues. Tours on foot and by car around the older buildings show off the history of the city, with visits to parks, fountains, colleges, museums, and historic buildings. Monuments to those who gave their lives during wars and conflicts are open for visitors to pay their respects.