It may be surprising to hear- but here in Szczecin there are a few police patrols which consist of the rider and his/her horse :)
The program was launched a few years ago and was well received by the locals.
The horse patrols can be seen in the area of parks and places for recreation ( Kasprowicza Park, Jasne Blonia, Arkonka, surroundings of Glebokie lake).
Here you can find movies about Szczecin and other cities in the West-Pomeranian Province ( Zachodniopomorskie Województwo ) : Choszczno, Szczecinek, Dobra, Slawno, Kolobrzeg, Pyrzyce, Przelewice, Stargard Szczecinski, Gryfino, Swinoujscie.
This picture was taken at Waly Chrobrego marina in Szczecin. It shows people heading to Wolin at the Vikings and Slavs Festival which take place there annually in the beginning of August.
In Szczecin there are many parks like Kasprowicza , Zeromskiego , Puszcza Bukowa. There are also nice lakes lake Dabie - forth largest lake in the country , Szmaragdowe with the emerald colour of water , Glebokie - a little one but a nice place for all children during summer .
Near Szczecin there are Miedwie and Binowo lakes, and of course Zalew Szczecinski - Szczecin Bay.
A fountain stood between the city hall and the post office. Designed by professor Manzl, it was boat shaped with Sedina holding the sail. At the end of WWII the Fountain was dismantled. In its place today is a large anchor.
Town is situated in 36 km from Szczecin and 40 km from German-Polish border.
Stargard Szczecinski is one of the oldest cities in Western Pomerania.
The city is interesting becouse of it's combination of highly ranked historical sights and the natural scenery.
It is good to do day trip to Stargard Szczecinski from Szczecin.
At Unii Lubelskiej Street in the near proximity of the University Hospital there is a Napoleon's Mound. It was made by French soldiers during the occupation of the town by Napoleon Bonaparte's Army in 1808 to honour the Emperor ( his 39th birthday at 15th August).
There are five oak trees and the small monument in the middle.
The picture was taken at the sunrise.
Ksiaznica Pomorska - is the main library of Zachodniopomorskie district. There is a huge collection of books ( also in other languages), some very old ones , and the internet cafe. The building is quite modern and nicely looking outside and inside. Often some art galleries are organised here , too. It's situated at Podgorna Street 15/16, just opposite the building of the rectorate of my Medical University, and close to the St. Jacob Cathedral.
In the cellars of the building of Szczecin University Rectorate there is the Geological Museum.
Also the building itself has interesting architecture, at the fronton there is a Latin maxim:: Non scholae, sed vitae discimus - We learn not for school, but for life.
Szczecin's "Pionier" Cinema ist the oldest cinema in the world that still works and has been working without major breaks. It was opened in 1909, as "Helios" Cinema in the house at the corner of Hohenzollernstrasse (today: Boleslawa Krzywoustego Str.) and Falkenwalder Strasse (today: Wojska Polskiego Ave.). It belonged to Mr. Albert Pietzke then. Today its owners are Mr. Jerzy Miskiewicz and Mr. Waclaw Szewczyk.
It's a small cinema with very intimate atmosphere there. You may watch the movies in the auditorium or in cafe', sitting at the table, drinking coffee or tea, while an old projector rattles. :) (it's the only cinema in Poland where you can do so).
Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski, a famous Polish poet, who used to live in Szczecin shortly after WWII, wrote a verse called "Small cinemas", devoted to "Pionier":
"The best ones are the small cinemas,
When you are perplexed and worried,
with the chairs upholstered
in plush, as red as the heart is...."
In 2005, "Pionier" got a Guiness World Record certificate, stating that "The oldest cinema in the world is the Pionier Cinema which opened as the Helios on the 26 September 1909 in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) and is still in operation today."
"Pionier" belongs to the "European Cinemas" and "Siec Kin Studyjnych (Study Cinemas Network)" networks.
There's no way you'll find the name "Ackermann's Hill" (Ackermannshöhe) at the city maps today. Ackermann's Hill is a part of Pogodno district that lies north of Mickiewicza Street and east of Traugutta Street. The patron of this area, Friedrich Ackermann, was a mayor of Szczecin between the year 1907 and 1931. He helped the city in its economical and territorial growth. It was him who incorporated the areas of today's Pogodno, Krzekowo and Niebuszewo districts into Szczecin.
This part of Pogodno is really beautiful; the small streets leading down and up the hills with villas standing at their both sides look really picturesque, especially in Spring, when magnolia trees bloom and in Summer, when everything's green. It's a peaceful and quite place, You have to see it while staying in Szczecin.
This impressive Art Nouveau building was designed by Friedrich Liebersgell and built in 1902 for Albert Netz. It's widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Szczecin. It stands next to Wladyslaw Anders' Park, not far away from Zwyciestwa Square
Visit this website to check what's on in the cinemas in Szczecin. The great advantage of the cinemas in Poland is that the movies are in the original language version ( English, French etc) with the Polish subtitles. Only movies for children are translated. The tickets usually cost 12 or 15 zl.
Amfiteatr - the summer outdoor theater situated in Kasprowicz park. During spring and summer some concerts take place here.
The cruises on Odra river and the port of Szczecin take place almost all the year. It's a very popular tourist attraction. The cruises start and end at Waly Chrobrego.