Discover Szczecin anew!
Szczecin is a truly
unique city. What sets it apart from other Polish cities is that it has it all:
amazing nature, a unique geographic location, rich history, spectacular points
of interest, and exciting open-air, artistic and sporting events.
One way to discover the
beauty of Szczecin is to set off on the City Tourist Trail, which covers the
most important spots of the Western Pomeranian capital. Simply follow the red
dashed line on pavements in the centre of the city. The 7-kilometre trail
connects 45 major attractions of the city centre and starts/ends near the main
railway station. It will take you around the famous Chrobry Embankment with its
spectacular buildings on the eastern bank of the Oder, the Gothic St. Jacob's
Archicathedral Basilica and the beautiful Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, which has
been successively renovated.
Another attraction along
the way is the spectacular Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall, which
received the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award for the most beautiful building in
Europe. Right next to the glass philharmonic hall is the Centre of Dialogue
Upheavals, located under the Solidarity Square. It is a branch of the National
Museum which presents an original perspective on the turbulent post-war history
of Szczecin and Western Pomerania. It was awarded the Building of the Year 2016
title at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.
One of Szczecin's biggest
attractions, and one that is seldom found in other Polish cities of this size,
is its unique waterside location. Seen from the water, the city makes for a
truly spectacular view, not just thanks to its many marinas and renovated
boulevards but also, or mainly, its natural surroundings, fauna, flora, the
pristine “Natura 2000” areas, and the many canals, islets and wetlands. You can
experience all of this by going on a trip in a kayak, motorboat or passenger
The city's location on
the Oder is particularly useful during outdoor sailing events. In 2017,
Szczecin will yet again host the Tall Ships Races finale, a large-scale event
that attracts the world's largest sailing ships, talented artists and hundreds
of thousands of Polish and international tourists. From 5–8 August, the city
will turn into the European sailing capital again!
A conglomeration of
islands, canals, beaches and bays – a kind of a Floating Garden. Water, green
areas and freedom – this is what Szczecin is like. You must see it with your
own eyes and... Discover Szczecin anew.
Lean more: visitszczecin.eu