Offering access to the Baltic Sea and Odra River, Szczecin is ideally positioned as both a port city and a gateway tourist destination. The forests, nature prereserves, lakes and shorelines surrounding the city mean that residents enjoy a high quality of life that only is enhanced by tourism-focused development.
Situated on the border between two of Europe's most populous nations, Szczecin is a place that long has been enriched by a steady flow of new inhabitants. This history is reflected in the openness of residents, as well as the focus on bilingual education and the high population of foreign students that attend the city's seats of higher learning.
These attributes make Szczecin truly a transborder metropolis.