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Owińska is a small village in the centre of the Greater Poland region of Poland, just 17 kilometres from Poznan. It is on the right (eastern) bank of River Warta, in the western-most part of the Puszcza Zielonka forest.
The quickest way to get here is to use train leaving the station in Poznan 8-10 times daily, heading to Wągrowiec or Golancz. All connections are now served by modern, air-conditioned diesel units. Unfortunately the travel time is pretty long (appr. 25-30 minutes), however is average traffic situation in Poznan it’s the best solution. In spring 2010 major works are going to be started on this line, so after a few-months closure, the time will be shortened to appr. 18-20 minutes.
Another option is to use suburban buses, served by Transkom bus company. Most of them them depart from Srodka bus station (accessible from the centre of Poznan by trams : #1, #4, #6, #7, #8, #17 or buses #63, #67, #83 i #85). Lines going to Owinska are : 310 and 312; as well you can use Poznan Fast Tram line to stop “Al. Solidarnosci” are there catch Transkom bus number 313, bus this line runs only 8 times daily, compared to appr. 40 times – when talking about 310 and 312. Travel time from Srodka station : appr. 30 minutes. More information : on the Transkom website : .
Another alternative are PKS buses, leaving from the main bus station in the centre of Poznan – most buses going to Wagrowiec, Skoki, Nakło or Oborniki/Rogozno/Chodzież/Piła through Murowana Goślina. Travel time (in normal traffic) : appr. 40 minutes.
There are plans to open a pedestrian and cyclists’ bridge over river Warta from the district of Poznan : Radojewo (accessible from the centre by city bus line #67).
Owinska are located next to regional road number 196, which begins in the north-east suberbs of Poznan at the crossing of Baltycka and Gdynska streets (crossing of country roads number 5 and 92). Driving time from the centre of Poznan in normal traffic – appr. 25-30 minutes.
Owinska is a small village, so it’s navigable on foot.
Despite Owinska is a small village, it has several interesting sights :
Twice a year (in winter and in summer) the Centre for Blind Children in Owinska organises art and photography workshops for young artists.
In Owinska itself the only place to eat is the restaurant in Hotel Jasmin : , tourists can use the pizzeria in neighbouring Murowana Goslina  - 8 kms away or some fast-food bars in Kozieglowy(7 kms).