In the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes there is an opera. Each year during summer ( usually in the end of July) there is organised a great concert and contest of the Tenor vocalists. If the weather allows, it takes place in the courtyard. The audience are given roses and after hearing the aria of each contestant, vote for his/her favourite one by putting the flower to his basket. It's really a nice concert.
The Street Artists Festival is a colourful holiday celebration of theatre embellishing the streets of Szczecin and inviting everyone to common fun. There are presentations of theatres, street actions and happenings, there were also exhibitions, artistic workshops and performances presented in buildings.
The Street Artists Festival is the biggest artistic enterprise realised by the Kana Theatre Association. Several hundred artists from Poland and abroad participate in it, and there are several dozens of volunteers working for the festival.
It takes plase during summer - generally at the beginning of July.
To read more please follow the link below.
Twins, triplets, and quadruplets from across the European continent and all of the world are all invited for a weekend of fun and festivities - celebrating the most loved and the most special people. This festival is organised annually in Szczecin for a few years so far and each year is getting more and more popular.
Expect a twin barbecue, twin bonfire, twin talent contest, twin bonding and much more.
To be invited you have to be a twin or multiple!
It takes place each August.
Every year Szczecin celebrates St. Jakub day.
At front of Cathedral local merchants put their stands with food, beer, arts and crafts.
During summer 2010 we had no luck with the weather. It was pouring rain but we still managed to get some draft beer and purchase smoked sausages, cheese and bread.
Too bad there was no smoked fish or any fish at all - after all Szczecin was the second biggest ship yard in Poland and it's history has always been about Baltic Sea and Zalew Szczecinski.
Lately as the money from European Union is flowing to our city there are more interesting events than when I was growing up in Szczecin.
During summer 2010 we saw the event that was supposed to commemorate what russian army did to our city at the end of the IIWW.
Supposedly they took all the concert pianos they could find and throw them away / took them to Moscow - not sure which.
See the photos of little happening that was supposed to commemorate that event.
If you happen to arrive to Szczecin in the late October, you should stay for the All Saints' Day (1st November). It's part of Polish tradition to go visit the graves of your relatives on that very special day. In the evening, the Central Cemetery in Szczecin shines like a precious stone - there are that much of candles at the graves.
Next to the Cemetery second gate at Karola Miarki Street, there's a huge iron cross. Each year on All Saints' Day, Szczeciners gather there, lighting candles in memory of people who died in riots in December 1970, when anti-communist protest broke out in the city. 16 people, killed by militia, were buried near this place.
If you're in Szczecin on 1st November, go there in the evening, light a candle and think about people who had to die back then so that Poland and Eastern Europe could become free.
You'll get there by tram no. 8 or bus no. 67 (Karola Miarki stop)
The city Szczecin was the organizer of the final of 2007 Tall Ships' Race - the Race and Regatta of Big Sailing Ships. About 6 thousands of sailors visited the city and approximately over 2 millions of tourists.
It took place from 4 to 7 August 2007.
Take a look at my genaral tips about Szczecin to see the huge collection of photos.
Here you can watch some movies I've made during the Tall Ships' Races in my town:
Sailing ships in Szczecin - part 1
Sailing ships in Szczecin - part 2
Sailing ships in Szczecin - part 3
Sailing ships in Szczecin - part 4
The Sea Festival - Dni Morza consists of gala of sailing vessels, many concerst, the display of fire works, the theme park. The inhabitants and visitors have an opportunity to visit Lasztownia island , which has a great vies at Waly Chrobrego at the other side of Odra river.
Sea Festival is organised in the second weekend ( from Friday till Sunday) of each June annually.
The Sea Festival - Dni Morza consists of gala of sailing vessels, many concerst, the display of fire works. This year there was also a ferris wheel and other attractions of the theme park.
It is organised in the second weekend ( from Friday till Sunday) of each June annually.
If you like to dance salsa, it's a tip for you. In Szczecin there are a few good schools of this sort of dancing, also some clubs specialise in this sort of music. Some salsa dancers have a custom to gather each Friday at 8 p.m. from April til September at Jasne Blonia under "the Monument of Tree Eagles" and dance. Everone can join.
This kind of advertising is probably one of the best in attracting people's attention when walking on the streets. You may find good examples of the averts on streets of Szczecin and the one is really unique.:)
This is an atmosphere of Szczecin that there are special tables on squares where people may sit and play chess or cards... It is really nice view when you see old people sitting and playing togeter rather than drinking in bar or so... :)
When in Szczecin you may see that most people drink only Bosman. It is really popular beer here, served in almost every restaurant. I think it is great to explore and try regional beers and Bosman is tasty and I would recommend it.:)
The Bosman Browar Szczecin has made 960,000 hl of beer, over 200,000 hl of beer more than the year before. Crossing the 1 million per year barrier is only a question of the near future. The leading product of the brewery is Bosman Full, called the "red Bosman" by consumers. Poles recognise this beer thanks to a specific advertising campaign which in a way contested the ban on advertising alcohol, in force several years ago. The words "alcohol-free" were said with a wink of the eye - this created many jokes repeated not only in pubs. The Szczecin-based brewery calls on more than 150 years of tradition.
In the UK, pedestrian signs are treated, at best, as an advisory rather than an order. Not so in Szczecin. I was particularly struck by the way people waited patiently (often for long periods) for the "green man" to show, even if there wasn't a vehicle to be seen. I have no idea if this means the Poles are inherently more law-abiding than Britons or whether the local police (who are much in evidence) take a dim view. I'm a firm believer in "when in Rome......." and I wouldn't advise jay-walking here.
You can meet patrols of police in Szczecin. It meens that city cares about safety of inhabitans and guests of the city.
The city is mostly safe. And maybe police is one of the factors that helped to attain it.
Police cars look nice and "sympathetic":)