SIGHTSEEING UŁAN BROWAR AND CITY PARK
The beginnings of the complex of barracks, where in the inter-war period, among others, the 15th Poznań Uhlans Regiment was garrisoned, date back to the 19th century. The fact that in 1828 Poznań became a Prussian fortress had a major impact on the development of fortifications, which also applied to Poznań-based barracks.
In the late 1880s, in the western part of Poznań Fortress, between the village of Jeżyce (then German Jersitz) and the farmstead of Bartholdowo (then German Barthloldshof, later Skryta Street), on the southern side of the current Grunwaldzka Street, construction work commenced on modern barracks for cavalry units, intended for the 2nd Hussars Regiment. In 1890, between current Ułańska Street and Wojskowa Street, construction work commenced on barracks complex for logistic units.
Although originally built for Prussian soldiers, the buildings were completed after World War I.
On the first days of the Greater Poland Uprising, they were taken over by Greater Poland cavalry units, which later
were incorporated in the structure of the restored Polish Army. The barracks were abandoned by Polish soldiers in the tragic year of 1939, never to be re-occupied again.
In the inter-war period, in the area where currently the Poznań International Fair is located (between Grunwaldzka Street and Ułańska Street, with the northern border being the residential development along Grottgera Street and the western border – residential development along Matejki Street and Skryta Street), the 15th Poznań Uhlans Regiment was stationed.
Once the Poznań Uhlans were sent to fight the Bolsheviks, their barracks were temporarily (until 1920) occupied by the reserve squadron of the 2nd Greater Poland Uhlan Regiment (later changed into the 16th Greater Poland Uhlan Regiment) and the yet being formed 1st squadron of the 4th Uhlan Regiment (later changed into the 18th Pomeranian Uhlan Regiment).
Moreover, the area where the Uhlan Residential Development, the nursery and UBIQ Business Park are now located, which was where the Poznań Uhlans were initially garrisoned, was taken over in October 1921 by the 7th Greater Poland Mounted Rifles Regiment and, partially, by the 7th Military Logistics Squadron. The “Fifteen” kept its officers’ mess (which is currently a nursery).
The other buildings of the logistic units (where the City Park complex is currently located) where given in 1921 to the 1st Armoured Battalion. The complex building sheltered such vehicles as Renault FT 17 tanks and TKS tankettes. Finally, the now shopping mall building used to be a fire station.
Source: Juliusz S. Tym, Koszary 15. Pułku Ułanów Poznańskich, Zeszyt historyczny nr 8 Towarzystwa b. Żołnierzy i Przyjaciół 15. Pułku Ułanów Poznańskich, Poznań 2001.
“One could get from our yard into the fenced-off military area through a special passage. Despite a strict order prohibiting children from entering, the barracks were the place where we had most fun. Fortunately, within the same area there was also the regimental cafeteria, so when you got caught, you could always say your mom had sent you there to do some shopping.”
Recollections of Budzik – Jurek Budzyński, who was born and grew up in the barracks of the 15th Poznań Uhlans Regiment.
REGIONAL CUISINE AND BEER TASTING AT UŁAN BROWAR
UŁAN BROWAR being a Restaurant & Brewery proudly serves traditional Polish cuisine as well as delicacies from the Wielkopolska region. A wood-burning stove used for cooking takes up much of kitchen space.
A delicious dinner or supper… That is what we are known for here at UŁAN BROWAR. You can also try some of the delicious golden beers brewed in our brewery – we offer many flavours and aromas, all of which are based on the unique recipes by our resident Master Brewer. This guy will not let you get bored as he is constantly cooking up something new. In addition to beer, we offer other cold and hot drinks – with or without alcohol content.
You wish to spend some time sipping coffee or tea and savouring a piece of a traditional pie – UŁAN BROWAR is just the place. Kids will find things to play with – board games, books, colouring books, Tic-tac-toe, Battleship, quizzes…
Every tourist will find here the tastes of Poland, but in particular the regional tastes of Wielkopolska and Poznań, the capital city of the region. Organised groups of tourists are always welcome to visit UŁAN BROWAR.
Furthermore, we help organise accommodation and conference hall in City Park Poznań.
Contact / Bookings:
+48 888 085 222
You can call us during opening hours. At extremely busy times we might be unable to answer the phone, so thank you in advance for your patience. Please contact us via e-mail and note that an e-mail booking is not valid until you hear back from us. Booking at least one day in advance is recommended. We get extremely busy on weekends – we advise booking over a week in advance from Friday to Sunday. We don’t take bookings via Facebook.
For bookings for 15 or for corporate events please contact us to discuss the menu, setting and entertainment options.
We look forward to seeing you at UŁAN BROWAR!
UŁAN BROWAR Manager
+48 502 217 096
Group bookings rules:
# Group bookings at UŁAN BROWAR are made for 5 persons or more.
# A group booking can be made by phone, or email; however it will only be active once confirmed by UŁAN BROWAR; we do not accept Facebook or text message bookings.
# I do hope our guests are punctual. At this point I need to inform you that if a group is absent 15 minutes after the booked time, the booking is cancelled.
# The settlement of group booking is made on the basis of a single, cumulative bill; no bills are handed over to individual guests by UŁAN BROWAR in case of group bookings.
# The time of stay of groups is compliant with business hours of UŁAN BROWAR.
I wish you many happy moments!