Szczecin

A historical city in Poland.

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Summary

Szczecin is a city of contrasts with a mix of architecture inherited from wildly different ages. The city has a unique character and is known for its monumental architecture and beautiful greenery. The city plan resembles that of Paris, and it is often called the Paris of the North.

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Reasons to visit Szczecin

  • Szczecin is a major seaport and Poland's seventh-largest city. It is located near the Baltic Sea and the German border, making it a great destination for those interested in exploring the region.
  • Szczecin's city plan resembles that of Paris, mostly because Szczecin was rebuilt in the 1880s according to a design by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who had redesigned Paris under Napoléon III.
  • The Gothic monuments preserved to this day are parts of European Route of Brick Gothic.
  • A portion of the Szczecin Landscape Park in the forest of Puszcza Bukowa lies within Szczecin's boundaries.

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Frequently asked questions about Szczecin

Why is Szczecin worth visiting?
  • Szczecin is a major seaport and Poland's seventh-largest city. It is located near the Baltic Sea and the German border, making it a great destination for those interested in exploring the region.
  • Szczecin's city plan resembles that of Paris, mostly because Szczecin was rebuilt in the 1880s according to a design by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who had redesigned Paris under Napoléon III.
  • The Gothic monuments preserved to this day are parts of European Route of Brick Gothic.
  • A portion of the Szczecin Landscape Park in the forest of Puszcza Bukowa lies within Szczecin's boundaries.
What are the best day trips from Szczecin?
  • Crooked Forest
  • Świnoujście
  • Kostrzyn Fortress
  • Wolin National Park
  • Kościół św. Stanisława Kostki w Chwarszczanach
  • Ruins of the church in Trzęsacz