Chrobry Embankment (Wały Chrobrego) is located north of
the Pomeranian Duke's
Castle, along the Odra River. It was built in the
beginning of the 19th century and then named Hakenterrasse, after
the then major of Szczecin Herman Haken. After World War II it was
renamed after Boleslaw Chrobry, the first king of Poland.
The 500m long embankment is made of a 13 meter high stairway with two viewing platforms on top. Along the top of construction are the impressive buildings of the Maritime Academy, the Maritime Museum and the Province Office, which were all built in the beginning of the 20th century.
In the middle of the terraces, a large fountain representing Hercules fighting the Centaur, is situated.
In summer the Chrobry Embankment is a popular place to relax and enjoy the view on the Odra River and the harbour cranes on the horizon.