Szczecin is the largest city in northwestern Poland. Located along the Odra River at only 10 km from the the German border, it is both the political, cultural as industrial capital of the West Pomeranian region. World War II destroyed most of Szczecin's historic city center. Only a few buildings, including the 15th century town hall and the 16th century cathedral, have been rebuilt. The remaining Old Town (Stary Miasto), the historic buildings along the Odra promenade (Wały Chrobego), as well as the Pomeranian Dukes Castle, are all worth a visit. Furthermore, there are a number of large shopping malls, and Szczecin has a vibrant and varied nightlife.
Main attractions in Szczecin
Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes
The Pomerian Dukes Castle has since the 13th century continuously being extended.
The embankment along the Odra River is one of the most famous landmarks of Szczecin.
St. James Cathedral
The vast interior and excellent panorama from the tower make this gothic basilica a must see attraction in Szczecin.
Old Town Hall
This historic gothic Town Hall is one of the main sights in the reconstructed Old Town.
There are two large shopping malls in the city center of Szczecin and half a dozen others in the direct vicinity. There are therefore plenty of shopping opportunities in this city. Read more...
The best place to find a pub in Szczecin is in the Old Town. Here there a quite a few locations where you can get a good beer or decent wine. Szczecin also offers some nice jazz cafés as well as popular nightclubs. Read more...
Climate in Szczecin
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