Great way to take a ride around Szczecin is to hop on TRAM #0 every sunday during the summer months. If you have lived in Szczczecin in the 80's (like I did) it is also very nostalgic, since we all have beed riding on those kind of trams to work and school back in the days.
TRAM #0 is an old restored tram, that is making a circle around Szczecin, so from its windows you can see the best of the town.
You can get on #0 on Brama Portowa, next to "Okraglaki". You buy a ticket on the tram, from a nice ticket girl and an engeneer wearing fancy ourfit will drive the tram for about an hour or so, stopping in the various places.
Here are few photos taken in August 2006
P.S. there is also so called CUCUMBER BUS, that will take you to the shipyard and other places, it is a great raid too, but be aware it may make you unwell if you are sensitive. We survided it and had lots of fun.
If you follow the link, you can see the outline of the bus and tram communication in Szczecin:
(the translation of some words: " dzienna" - during the day, " nocna" - at night, "tramwajowa" - by tram).
In the picture taken at Waly Chrobrego you can see one of the smallest buses in Szczecin - number 70 - which travels from the train station to the building of the Szczecin's municipality.
There is no doubt that low-cost airlines have revolutioised transportation and leisure travel within Europe. One of the primary reasons we decided to travel to Szczecin was that Ryanair, one of the major low-cost operations, had opened up a new route there and were offering extremely cheap fares. Free, in fact (paying only mandatory government taxes).
You actually fly to Szczecin-Goleniów Airport, which is a small airport about 40km from the centre, although there is a bus service which meets all Ryanair flights (see seperate tip).
After getting into the bus or a tram remember about punching / validating your tickets. Otherwise he tickets inspectors can fine you. You can buy tickets in " kiosk" , and during holidays or at night from the bus drivers. There are available tickest for 20, 60, 120 minutes or 24 hours, 5 or 10 days. If you have a luggage - you have to buy additional ticket for it. Visit this website to checks the prices of tickest.
Szczecin is a stone throw away from the Polish/German border. Due to its direct link to the autobahn (motorway) it can easily be reached by car (90min from Berlin). You hardly have to wait on the border.
In town the best way to get around is by public transport as parking spaces are not easy to find.
And a cutting edge, performance-oriented three-wheeler was driving around in the streets. The polish styled 3-wheeler are popular among older polish bikers who suffer balance.
Many people gathered around a local racing car parked on the pavement beside the street in the centre of Szczecin.