Malta Lake, Maltanka & the ZOO 4 hours on foot

Our guide will take you on a short excursion to Poznan’s Malta Lake. This 2 km long artificial lake is commonly used for rowing competitions and has a world-class regatta course.  At the southern end of the reservoir you will find a bathing beach.

Along the northern shore of Malta Lake runs the Maltanka Miniature Railway - the kids’ favourite small-gauge train, which takes passengers all the way to the New Zoo. The train operates daily from the end of April till the end of September. On some weekend the train is drawn by the antique steam engine Borsig from 1925. 

Afterwards, we shall continue to the Malta-Ski Sports and Recreation Center, with a year-round artificial ski slope, two ski-lifts and summer toboggan-run. Here you can hire skiing equipment, bicycles, rollerblades and family bikes. Or you can have a round of mini golf of try out their climbing wall.

The next stop of your trip is the New Zoo. The huge 116-hectare zoo is covered in pine and mixed forests. The zoo houses about two thousand animals of about 260 species in semi-natural environments. In 1995, a nocturnal animal house was opened. Since 2000 the zoo has exhibited Siberian tigers, for which a special enclosure was built. From May to August you can also visit the butterfly house.  You can choose between three possible walking routes of different length.