Szczecin is situated in the north-western part of Poland. It is the capital city of the Zachodniopomorskie region. Szczecin is also the biggest city of the region situated on the edges of the River Oder and the Dabie Lake. Szczecin is the third biggest city in Poland and the seventh most populous city of the country where lives about 405,000 inhabitants. The city is mainly famous for sea port and numerous sights. This article will provide more information on the city that you should know before you arrive.
The most important sights of Szczecin
The landmark of Szczecin is the Ducal Castle that used to be the official residence of Dukes of Pomerania-Stettin. The construction of the castle started in 1346 and it was built in Renaissance architectural style. Unfortunately, the castle was partial demolished due to military activities during the Second World War. After the war, the Ducal Castle was rebuilt between 1958 and 1980. Nowadays, the castle is available for the visitors who may see the interiors of the castle from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. The castle is closed on Mondays. The visitors may learn more about the castle during the tour guides that are available for the visitors. Moreover, there is a restaurant in a castle where you may have dinner in the beautiful surroundings.
Where to overnight in Szczecin?
Szczecin should be definitely visited by more than one day. As an outcome, the travellers should find some properties to overnight. Luckily, Szczecin has prepared over 200 properties where holidaymakers may overnight. The accommodation is available in every district of Szczecin, including Szczecin City Centre, Polnoc and Prawobrzeze. The most popular types of accommodation in Szczecin are: apartments, hotels, guest houses and home stays. Moreover, there are also available hotel chains for more demanding customers. Some of them are following: AMW Hotels, Campanile, Ibis and Radisson Blu.
How to get to Szczecin?
If you are in one of European cities you may easily get there by plane. The city is served by Solidarity Szczecin-Goleniow Airport that is located about 45 kilometres/28miles from Szczecin City centre. The airport serves about 470,000 passengers annually. It provides flights to Warsaw-Chopin (check here), Oslo-Gardermoen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Bergen, Sandefjord and Staranger. What is more, the airport also offers seasonal charters to popular summer destinations such as Heraklion, Varna, Corfu and Dubrovnik.