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Travel and vacation in Szczecin, Poland

Here you will find general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts as well as travel deals. See current weather, forecasts and exchange rates.

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About Szczecin

The City

Szczecin, which is one of the major seaports of Poland, sits at the conjunction of Dabie Lake and the Oder River. Because of this strategic location, there has been a permanent settlement at this location since at least the 8th century.

Also known as Stettin, the city has seen much upheaval throughout its long history, starting near the time of its official incorporation through World War II. It has also seen its fair share of tragedies, including losing a third of its population to the Black Death during the Dark Ages. Why should people visit Szczecin? With a fully rebuilt city center thanks to the massive destruction of the second World War, this city still holds true to its art nouveaux heritage.

Catch a Show at the Pionier Cinema

Certified as the world’s oldest cinema in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Pionier Cinema first opened its doors for customers in September of 1909. Of course it is a cinema, so it’s going to be showing movies that may or may not suit your fancy. There are coffee shops next door and the cinema offers a fully operational snack bar. It has been renovated for modern functionality [as it is a full working cinema], but you can still get some flavor of what it would have been like to watch a silent movie with orchestra accompaniment. If you want to see a movie while in Szczecin, this would be the place to go.

Take a Stroll Through the Central Cemetery

Normally cemeteries are places people tend to stay out of, considering the constant reminders of death that surround you when you are in one. Central Cemetery, however, is different. It’s the second largest cemetery in all of Europe and it has more of a park feel to it than a creepy cemetery feel. There are many monuments throughout, memorial fountains, and historical significance throughout. If you want to see the entire cemetery, you might consider renting a bike for your exploration efforts.

Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon in Blonia Square

With monuments, a large concentration of sycamore trees, and a large park that lends more informality, Blonia Square is one of the nicest places to spend an afternoon in Szczecin. There are places for coffee and cakes, along with plenty of places to sit, where you can enjoy the long and peaceful views. Walkers love the square and can be seen there in all seasons. The buildings in the square are colorful, 19th century, and provide the overall community atmosphere that the Square inhabits. If you want a taste of true Szczecin, this is the place to get it.

Are You Ready To Visit Szczecin?

Szczecin is a bastion of Polish culture that is filled with museums, theater, cinemas, and gardens galore. There’s plenty to see and do with the family if you so choose, or even just on your own. Maybe what’s best about Szczecin is that you’ve got plenty of room to explore.

Where is Szczecin ?

Szczecin is in Western part of Poland


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What To Do And See In Szczecin

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Eat and drink in Szczecin

The city has some good restaurants that offer all kinds of international food. There are also attractive cafes and bars. If you have knowledge of good places which is not listed, you can send the information on e-mail.

Find a good restaurant

If you should be hungry during your stay, well do not panic. You can find a good and cheap restaurant in a city restaurant search, have a look at the possibilities here.

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Everybody love to shop. But where to shop that is the question. You can have a look at shopping tips, ideas and suggestions at the shopping finder here

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Shopping in Szczecin

The city has a range of shops. The most popular shopping areas are in the city centre. The smaller streets have more unique shops and indoor markets. If you have knowledge of shopping ideas which is not listed, you can send the information on e-mail.

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Events in Szczecin

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Culture & sport in Szczecin

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+ Information about Szczecin and Poland

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Biggest City Poland

Facts about Poland, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Poland, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Emergency Numbers Poland, Police, Fire And Rescue

Landline or public phone 999 – Ambulance 998 – Fire Brigade 997 – Police 986 – Municipal Wardens Mobile phone 112 - all services Mountain rescue service (GOPR) + 48 601 100 300 Water rescue service (WOPR) +48 601 100 100 Emergency Tourist Helpline (open all-year 08:00-18:00 except Jun - Sep 08:00 - 20:00). +48 22 278 77 77 +48 608 599 999

Enter Poland, Documents, Visa & Passport

Since December 21, 2007, Poland is part of the Schengen Area, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 28 countries. Third-country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 includes the lists of third countries whose nationals must possess valid visas to cross external borders, and of countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation. EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not require a visa. Schengen...

Money Poland, Local Currency, Zloty

Money in Poland (notes and coins) Poland’s legal tender is called Złoty (PLN). 1 złoty = 100 groszy. Coins in circulation: PLN 1, 2 and 5 and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy coins Notes in circulation: PLN 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 notes. To help the blind and partially-sighted, each Polish banknote carries a special mark – a distinctive embossed shape identifying the value of the bank note: PLN 10 - square PLN 20 - circle PLN 50 - diamond PLN 100 - plus sign PLN 200...

Poland Holidays

Poland Public Holidays See the calendars for national Poland holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Poland holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Tip Poland, What Do You Tip For Good Service

Tipping is not obligatory, you can tip whoever you want to show that the service was good. The average tip is around 10% of the cheque.


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