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Szczecin - my home town

Thanks for visiting the website about my city, I hope you'll enjoy it. I live in Szczecin my whole life. But still there are some new places, things I find out about it. The city is changing. I hope my website, tips and photos will tell you a bit about this Polish town - a town worth to be discovered.

Now a few facts. Szczecin is a city in north-western part of Poland. It is the historical capital of Western Pomerania, and lies on the bank of the Odra River and the southern end of the Bay of Szczecin. The city is located 12 km from the Polish-German border and 60 km from the Baltic Sea. Currently Szczecin has 460 000 inhabitants.
It is a city with a thousand-year history shaped by its geographical location Through ages Szczecin developed from a little village to the prominent port city. In 13th century the city was granted its municipal character. Its most illustrious period was the time of the 500-year reign of the dukes of the Griffin dynasty, when the city belonged to the Hanseatic League. The shipping trade has developed in XIX century. The 2nd World War destroyed 60-70% of the city and harbour, but Szczecin was reconstructed after the war and now is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland.
The hundreds years of the Szczecin history left the numerous traces of the past. The most splendid of them are the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes and the block of buildings situated on the slope along the Odra River, called Waly Chrobrego. The other valuable objects are also the gothic City Hall from 14th century and several churches. Along with a number of historical places, there are some theatres, a philharmonic hall, museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural places in the city. It's also said to be a students' city. There are several schools of higher education, e.g. Maritime University, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin University, Pomeranian Medical University.
The region of Szczecin is one of the most beautiful in Poland, with its vast forests, clear lakes and many beautiful places to be discovered by tourists..

Nowadays more and more people from abroad come to Szczecin and other Polish cities to study in English. Some links to programs offered by the universities in Szczecin:

Medical and dental studies conducted in English for foreigners at the Medical University in Szczecin :

Studies in English at The University of Szczecin:

Studies in English at The West Pomeranian Business School

Studies in English at The West Pomeranian University of Technology:

Other interesting links connected with Szczecin:

The city tourist route through the most interesting places in Szczecin :

A nice short movie about Szczecin made by students for the local division of IFMSA - Poland :

The group on Facebook for all who like Szczecin:
Moje miasto Szczecin

Three great webcams in Szczecin. They have 25x zoom. You can view a shipyard, a port, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Waly Chrobrego and a great panorama of the city skyline. There is also a huge collection of photos of the port in Szczecin.
The webcam

If you're wondering how to say SZCZECIN, just follow the link below , there you can hear the pronunciation of the name of my town.

On Youtube you can watch some short movies made by me in Szczecin and other beautiful places in Poland:

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  • akkipaa's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Very nice pages with full of photos. Thank you for sharing you have done a lot of work for my pleasure. Take care and cheers from North.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2009 at 2:20 AM

    Me again, checking back to look at the updates and new tips that you have added to this page since my last visit, which was on September 27, 2008. I like the idea of the Language Tandems at the Kana Cellar!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    You have done a very good job of presenting your town and its beauty of buildings and cultural history. Wonderful. Thank you

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    I enjoyed a lot reading and discovering about Szczecin, Magdalena. The lakes and gardens look beautiful, and you show them well. I hope to go East one day.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Hi, Magdalena! Your city looks very inviting! Greetings from Ukraine!

  • Feb 19, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    A lot of pictures and tips for your hometown! volopolo

  • Rupanworld's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Hi Magdalena, you have a wonderful page here. I'm going through it as I've a visit to your city tomorrow. Can you tell me for how many euros do I buy a ticket for 4 hours for a city ride?

  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Magdalena,you have such nice content on your travel pages.Poland truly comes alive in these pages !

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2007 at 7:10 AM

    very interesting city sure to grow now

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2007 at 2:09 AM

    Hello Magdalena! You have an incredible hometown page!

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