The Gniezno Poviat is situated in the central part of Poland, in the area of the Wielkopolska province. It belongs to the largest regions both in terms of the number of population and the area: the area of 1,255 km2 is inhabited by about 145,000 people. The following communes lie within the administrative borders of the poviat: Gniezno (city), Witkowo (city and commune), Trzemeszno (city and commune), Kłecko (city and commune), Czerniejewo (city and commune), Gniezno (commune), Kiszkowo (commune), Łubowo (commune), Niechanowo (commune) and Mieleszyn (commune).
Gniezno, situated 50 km north-east of Poznan, is the main centre of the poviat. An efficient road connection with the capital city of the province is ensured by a section of the S5 expressway, which will eventually connect Wrocław and Grudziądz running through Leszno, Poznan and Bydgoszcz.
Two other national roads run through the area of the poviat, these are the No. 5 and No. 15. The former joins some of the largest municipal agglomerations in Poland, these include, the ‘Tricity’ as well as Bydgoszcz, Poznan and the Wrocław agglomerations, and further on runs into the Czech Republic through Lubawka. On the other hand, the road No. 15 runs through the following provinces: Lower Silesia, the Wielkopolska region, the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region and the Warmian-Mazurian region. On top of this, it also leads to Września, a town located 25 km away from Gniezno, which has a junction of the A2 Motorway (Berlin – Poznan – Warsaw – Moscow).
The convenient roads allow Gniezno to be reached from the northern and south-eastern regions of Poland. Also, it is possible to get to the First Capital City of Poland by train as it lies on the route of several lines, including those from Wrocław and Poznan, from Gdansk and Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn and Berlin.
At a distance of about 50 km from Gniezno, in Poznan, there is the fully-functioning modern International Poznan-Ławica Airport. It maintains direct passenger connections with Warsaw and other European cities, including Barcelona, Dublin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, and Stockholm. Passenger flights are served by the following companies: PLL LOT, Lufthansa, Eurolot, Ryanair and WizzAir. On top of this, next to the passenger terminal, there is acargo terminal and at a distance of 85 km from Gniezno, the second airport located in Bydgoszcz is also functioning.
The close distance which separates the towns situated within the Gniezno Poviat from Poznan means that entrepreneurs running their businesses within its area have convenient access to the exhibition events organised by the International Poznan Fair. The present offer of the International Poznan Fair concerns many various branches of economy, for which sector fair events are organised: industrial investments, construction, the automotive industry, IT, polygraphy, logistics, agriculture and agricultural-food industry, ecology, medicine, tourism, fashion, equipment for houses and apartments – are only some examples. These are the largest fairs that take place in Poland and are often among Europe’s top fairs.
How to get there
PKP – Railway station
ul. Dworcowa 7; 62-200 Gniezno
train timetable: www.rozklad-pkp.pl
- PKP INTERCITY:
T: +48 19 757
- Przewozy Regionalne:
T: +48 703 20 20 20
- Koleje Wielkopolskie
T: +48 61 279 27 78
PKS – Bus station
ul. Pocztowa; 62-200 Gniezno
bus timetable: www.e-podroznik.pl
Poznań – Ławica Airport
ul. Bukowska 285; 60-189 Poznań
flight schedule: www.airport-poznan.com.pl
T: +48 61 849 23 43