Erasmus+ in Poznań

Unique St Martin Croissants and the Croissant Museum in Poznań

If you are looking for a place where you can encounter some typical traditions of Poznan, The Croissant Museum is a way to go. 

St Martin Croissants are unique local pastries with white poppy seed filling which have enjoyed the status of Poznan’s ultimate sweet treat for the last 150 years. As a product with Protected Geographical Indication recognised by European Union, St Martin Croissants may only be produced in Greater Poland region and only according to a specific recipe.

The Croissant Museum is situated in the heart of the city, in a beautiful, renaissance tenement house right opposite the famous Town Hall.  Its historic building in the Old Market Square is one of the houses that survived the wars intact. The building dates back to the city’s golden age – Renaissance. Inside you can marvel at the original coffered ceilings, wall paintings, chambers and intriguing finds. If you look out of the window, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the icon of Polish Renaissance – Poznan Town Hall and colourful merchant row houses.

The Museum is an excellent attraction for anyone who wants to get to know the great capital of our region Greater Poland. Visitors can take part in very original shows which reveal the secrets of Saint Martin Croissants and other Poznan’s prides: local culture, symbols of Poznan, specifics of the Polish language and dialects of Poznań and Greater Poland. You can find all that and even more in this one special place, filled with a cosy atmosphere. The shows are presented LIVE by the locals and prices include croissant tasting.

The Museum has been dedicated to the tradition of croissant baking, which is already 150 years old. Visitors during the show have the opportunity to listen to the legends about origins of St Martin’s Croissants, find out about the ingredients and recipe, and – last but not least – taste the pastry themselves. They participate in preparations of St Martin Croissants and help the Croissant Master in using traditional confectionery utensils

You can visit the Museum website:

Author: Julia Kitaszewska & Marta Gburzyńska//

The article is a result of the Erasmus+ project „Let’s teach Europe! European Heritage as a pedagogical and integration tool in adult education.”

2020-1-PL01-KA204-082156 Strategic Partnerships for adult education. 

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