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Kórnik is a town of less than 7000 inhabitants in Greater Poland. Located approximately 35 kilometres to the south-east of Poznań, it is one of major tourist attractions of Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Kórnik Castle, a mediaeval castle turned into a palace of the Dzialynski family. Kórnik Library (Bibliotheca Cornicensis), one of the most famous Polish libraries, founded by Tytus Działyński in 1828. Currently the library, despite being robbed by the Germans during the World War II, is one of 5 largest libraries in Poland and contains roughly 400,000 volumes, including 30,000 books older than 150 years, 14,000 manuscripts. Since 1953 it is a part of the National Library of Poland.



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