Szczecin after hours

Szczecin after hours

The natural environment creates a perfect climate – clean air, extensive green and water areas and the proximity of the sea. The uniqueness of Szczecin is emphasised by forests, spacious parks, numerous islands, of Międzyodrze, together with canals and pools. This partly results from the high environmental protection outlays, and from the lack of burdensome industry. Szczecin is perfect for active recreation lovers, housing over 100 km of cycling lanes, marinas, a kart circuit, a golf course, and the Floating Arena Olympic swimming pool which hosted the European Swimming Championship.

 

Accommodation and leisure programme: The hotel and leisure services range includes 6 700 accommodation places, which are used by nearly 390 000 domestic and foreign tourists per year. The biggest health and beauty center in Pomerania – Baltica Wellness & SPA – is situated in Szczecin.

One of the City’s assets is a wide range of cultural resources, comprising concerts and performances in the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall and the Castle Opera House, a number of artistic events organised by cultural institutions, NGO’s, private commercial entities and private artistic concert agencies, along with the diverse repertoire of Szczecin-based theatres and cinemas, including the world’s-oldest cinema the “Pionier”, established in 1909. The Szczecin PLECIUGA Puppet Theatre, one of the most modern theatre buildings in Europe, is another highlight of the City.

Szczecin is also home to various museums (including the National Museum, the Museum of Technology and Communication, and the Institute of Maritime Sciences at the University of Szczecin), galleries and monuments. The latter can be admired by following the City’s Tourist Route. The underground passages, which feature reconstructions of the largest civil air-raid shelter dating from the Second World War, and the anti-tank shelter dating from the Cold War, will certainly be of interest to history lovers. 

Your sightseeing tour might end with trying some of the local delicacies, including especially the Szczecin paprikas, the local pâté, or the famous Szczecin beverage referred to as Starka. Along with regional specialities, local restaurants serve dishes based on worldwide cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, Greek, Indian and Thai. If you crave entertainment tailored to the highest European standards, you may step into one of the lively Szczecin cafeterias, wine-shops, pubs, clubs and discos.

Szczecin Philharmonic (full name in Polish: Filharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie).The new building of the philharmonic was presented with many awards such as: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2014, Grand Prix – the prize awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland for the best architectural project in the years 2013-2014, Eurobuild Awards 2014 in the category “Architectural Design of the Year.”

 

 

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