The article presents the links between Poznań and Germany in the areas of art and architecture. Due to geographic vicinity such links have been observed since the beginning of the Polish state. In Poznań and its surroundings one can find the works of outstanding German artists who were active in the late Middle Ages and subsequent centuries. Especially strong affiliations with German artistic and architectural trends were present in Greater Poland in the 19th century when the region was part of the Prussian state. In this context, the origins of the Golden Chapel in the Poznań cathedral are also noteworthy.