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“Dwa kozioloki”

Koziolki Poznankie Ratusz
Ranked #13 of 195 things to do in Poznan
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Koziołki, which come outside at noon time are absolutely no attraction unless you are 6 year old. You are much better off finding a good restaurant and spending the time you'd be wasting at waiting to see Koziolki eating a nice salad or enjoying pretty decent polish beer in one of the gardens.

Thank KingaBronski
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Interesting event always at noon at the town hall tower. Not just for kids :)Interesting surroundings of historic houses and small streets with small shops and restaurants.

Thank Ryszard K
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Every day at 12 they goats come out of the top to butt heads 12 times. I was expecting something a little different after I was told about it but I still think it was worth seeing and great tourist gem that will elevate the popularity of Poznan.

Thank knexster
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We live in Scotland now but part of our family comes from Poznan. Everytime we visit Poland we spend a few days (minimum :)) there and we always go to the Old Square to see the two funny goats. Our kids love them and we do, too! It's always a good excuse to go for a walk around the old town :)

2  Thank DominikaAgo
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

In 1536, a fire broke out in Poznan destroying the Town Hall. It was a huge disaster for the city. In 1550, the city council hired the Italian architect John Baptist di Quadro to reconstruct and expend the Town Hall. The work on this expansion lasted until 1560. The clockmaker Bartholomew Wolff of Gubin made a clock, which had a 'foolish device; a pair of figures striking the bell'. The clock was installed in 1551. It was a very important decision for the city, because at that time only the richest city could afford such an expense.

According to legend, when the clock was ready, the town councilors decided to offer a sumptuous feast on the occasion. For the main course was to be served two roasted deers. The kitchen helper was to rotate the roasts on a spit, while the Chef was outside looking at the arriving guests. The careless helper fall asleep burning the roasting venison.

Desperate Chef sent the kitchen helper to bring new deers to roast, but all the meat stalls were closed. After a fruitless search, the boy noticed two white goats grazing. Without thinking, he brought two goats to the Town Hall. Goats feeling that the end is near, escaped and went up the stairs to the Town Hall tower. There, in front of the crowd gathered outside, began to strike bell with horns. The view so amused the governor, the city councilors and all the guests, that the watchmaker was asked to replace two figures striking bell by two goats butting each other. To commemorate this event, once a day, at noon and you can see two goats butt 12 times.

7  Thank Mann M
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