Szczecin Travel Guide

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Szczecin Things to Do

  • Szczecin old town

    The historical part of Szczecin was rebuilt in the late 90s. It's still very nice to walk around and drink a beer in one of the outdoor restaurants under the umbrellas. You will probably find there are much fewer tourists than in Poznan or Krakow, so it will feel more authentic.

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  • Get the information first.

    the tourist information office is situated at the rear of the Pomerainian Dukes Castle. The staff are helpful and speak English. There are also a number of publications in English, German and Danish.What you really should get is the guide to the City Tourist route (see seperate tips) which costs 4Zl. this really is indispensible, and is a great...

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  • Pomeranian Dukes castle.

    This would have to be high on the lists of "must sees" for visitors to Szczecin. Sited on a commanding position (originally strategic, no doubt) it is one of the landmarks of the City skyline, along with the huge Basilica (see seperate tip).The first structure here was built in 1346 - 1347 by Duke Barnim III, one of the Pomeranian Dukes it is named...

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  • Shelter under the Main Railway Station

    The newest tourist attraction in Szczecin is a shelter from the World War II. The main entrance is situated under the building of the railway station ( Dworzec Glowny) at Kolumba Street. It's opened Mon-Fri 8.30-16.00 and on Saturdays 8.30-14.00. The entrance costs 20zl.

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  • Eagle statue fountain.

    Standing in the same small park as the Flora statue (see seperate tip), this fountain marks the end of the pipeline bringing water from the hills around Warsaw to the city.It was designed by Johann Heinrich Koehl and erected in 1732. i did attempt to find out more about Koehl, but there appears to be an unusual dearth of material on the internet...

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  • The Pope John Paul II

    Everyday many people - locals and tourists visit the monument of the Pope John Paul II at Jasne Blonia. Like these school teenagers in the picture. In the internet there is also a great collection of photos showing how people of Szczecin gathered at Jasne Blonia to pray for the Pope in April 2005 . Please follow the link below to see it.

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Szczecin Hotels

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  • Park Hotel

    ul. Plantowa 1, Szczecin, 70-527, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Atrium

    al. Wojska Polskiego 75, Szczecin, Baltic Coast, 70-481, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Etap Hotel Szczecin

    Ul. Cukrowa 2, Szczecin, 71-004, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Szczecin Restaurants

  • No arguments - you must eat here.

    I really cannot speak highly enough about this place. Were in not for the fact that I'd eaten some delightful venison in Scotland the previous week, I could honestly have said that this was the best meal I had enjoyed in years.The decor is modern with a centrepiece of the Leaning Tower of Pisa serving as the repository for the spirits bottles. The...

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  • Nice restaurant, good pizza

    It's a nice place to eat pizza and other dishes (very good salad). You can also order food by phone to your home. Santorini Bar & Restaurant Szczecin is located in the center of the city on Tkacka Street. I like this place. Pizza

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  • good pizza

    This place is located on Boguslawa PromenadeThey have nice garden during the summer.Pizza is good - not the best but pretty good for Poland.We usually go there for a small pizza and beer with my niece.Service is not the best but also not the worse. Pizza

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Szczecin Nightlife

  • Plenty of choice

    Szczecin comes alive at night, there are plenty of places to unwind and enjoy the Polish party spirit. Many places are tucked away in the vaulted cellars: Fuga, Hormon and Music Tunnel to name a few.

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  • From the 22nd floor

    Located in the center of the city, on the 22nd floor of the highest building Cafe 22 has its own unique atmosphere enhanced by a spectacular panoramic view of Szczecin.

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  • The Language Tandems

    The Language TandemsEvery Wednesday from 6. p.m. there is a possibility to meet people from different countries and try to talk in different languages.http://www.kana.art.pl/http://www.kana.art.pl/program_2009_12_08.htmlThe free conversations for everyone. The idea of language tandem is very simple: they are free conversational meetings of at least...

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Szczecin Transportation

  • Tram and bus ticket prices

    It's quite obvious you have to have a ticket if you want to go by bus or tram.. But it's not so obvious which one you should buy though.In Szczecin, price of a ticket depends on the period of time it is valid. When you punch the ticket, the puncher places a current time on it. You can change means of transport as many time as you want, but when the...

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  • To Szczecin by yacht or cruise ship

    If you have a yacht - you can also come to Szczecin by Swinoujscie, Szczecin Bay and Odra river.In Szczecin there are a few marinas.The bigger one is on Odra is in Goclaw part of town at Lipowa street.And in Dabie part of town on the Dabie Lake at Przestrenna Street.During summer the marina at Waly Chrobrego Street is opened - in the heart of the...

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  • Parking fees

    In the centre of the town you must pay for parking your car from Monday to Friday in hours 10-17 . ( If you follow the link below you will see what streets are included). You can buy the parking tickets from men who are strolling around and checking it.0,5 hour of parking costs 1 zl.

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Szczecin Shopping

  • Delicious cakes !

    There are many confectioneries in Szczecin offering really delicious cakes.I had a great chocolate one on my birthday!!! You must really taste it!

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  • SMOKED FISH

    You can't go to Poland and not try some of their smoked fish.This is what we have for breakfast every day.We try to taste as many different fish as possible - but our favorite as always is smoked salmon which you can get in many different varieties. Smoked fish baby!!!! Price depends on quality of the fish and if the fish is local or imported. If...

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  • Local mall

    Galaxy is a local Mall located conviniently right in the centre of the city. You can take almost every bus or tram to get there. If the weather sucks it is a place where everybody meets for shopping or just for hanging out in several cafes. Mall is nice and clean, with visible security staff and plenty of things to do.There is a movie theatre and...

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Szczecin Local Customs

  • Opera on the Castle - The Great Contest...

    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...

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  • The Street Artists Festival

    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...

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  • European Twins Festival in Szczecin

    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...

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Szczecin Warnings and Dangers

  • DO NOT GO THERE!!!

    Never go to Chrobry, Columbus or Colorado Pub on Waly Chrobrego in Szczecin!!!The service sucks (I mean really sucks) and the food is far from good. Once you will enter any of those places and ask for the table the stuff will ask you "Panstwo na konsumpcje czy na drinki?" translate "Did you came here to eat or to drink?" so if you are not planing a...

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  • Watch out for pickpockets in public...

    You have to be cautious while travelling by trams or by buses - there is some risk your wallet might be stolen by a pickpocket, especially during rush hours, when there are many people around you. It's almost impossible to catch such a guy unless you get him red-handed.The police's phone number is 997. You may, as well, call number 112. Both of...

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  • Money Changers

    If you are being approached in the street to change money - decline! Most likely you are going to be given false or old Polish banknotes as it happened to a few of my colleagues in Poland recently. The Polish Zloty was changed recently from old notes to new notes - and you may purchase notes that were only valid in the 80's. If in doubt of the...

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Szczecin What to Pack

  • Wrap up warm.

    I know it might sound almost superfluous to say this, but if you are visiting in winter, bring gear like that in the photo. When I was a kid growing up in Northern Ireland, we used to have an expression for really cold weather. We'd say "It's really Baltic out there." Well. you are right on the Baltic, at a fairly high latitude in Europe, and it...

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  • Internet cafes

    In Szczecin there is a plenty of places, in which you can use the internet ( if you don't have it at home). It's called "internet cafe" - kawiatenka internetowa. It usually costs 3zl per hour, 2 zl per 30 min and 1zl per 15 min. Follow the link below to see the list with addresses.

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  • Useful phone numbers

    You should remember theses phone numbers:Ambulance ( pogotowie) - 999Fire Brigade ( straz pozarna) - 998Police ( policja) - 997In next few months will be also introduced a new number valid in EU countries - 112.

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Szczecin Off The Beaten Path

  • Amfiteatr - the summer outdoor theater

    Amfiteatr - the summer outdoor theater situated in Kasprowicz park. During spring and summer some concerts take place here.

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  • Glebokie Lake

    The Glebokie Lake can be a nice place for swimming and other water sports during summer. There is also a path around it for taking a walk or going by a bicycle. "Glebokie" in Polish means "deep". It's situated at Zegadlowicza Street 1 , at the end of Wojska Polskiego Avenue. Apart from that one, there are others facilities for swimmers in Szczecin,...

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  • The webcam in Szczecin

    A great webcam in Szczecin. It has 25x zoom. You can view a shipyard, a port, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Waly Chrobrego. First you must log in. There is also a huge colection of photos of the port in Szczecin.

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Szczecin Sports & Outdoors

  • Light athletic competitions

    During summer all sport fans can watch a few light athletics competitions which take place here at the modern stadium.

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  • The rainbow over the light athletic...

    The rainbow over the modern light athletic stadium in Szczecin. In summer some sports competitions take place here, both Polish and international, like European Cup Combined Events (you can watch some movies from this competition at my website at YouTube (the link below)

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  • The light athletic stadium in Szczecin

    We have a really nice and modern light athletic stadium in Szczecin. In summer some sports competitions take place here, both Polish and international, like European Cup Combined Events (you can watch some movies from this competition at my website at YouTube - the link below)

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Szczecin Favorites

  • Szczecin or Stettin?

    You need a functional speech disorder to pronounce the city name Szczecin. The funny polish name should have been renamed to Stettin for a long time ago. Anyway, foreigners call it by the english name "Stettin". Use it if you like to.

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  • city

    Thank you for your answer ! Well, there lives the girl that I falled in love with.. and I really enjoyed this city. I belive and I know that there are many nice things to see in Poland , and maybe I`ll do some country trip someday ;)

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  • The ferry Wolin visiting Szczecin

    The pictures of the ferry Unity Line Wolin which visited Szczecin before its first cruise between Poland and Sweden.

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