Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. Located near the Baltic Sea and the German border, it is a major seaport and Poland's seventh-largest city. As of June 2011, the population was 407,811.
The city's recorded history began in the 8th century as a Slavic Pomeranian stronghold, built at the site of the Ducal castle. In the 12th century, when Szczecin had become one of Pomerania's main urban centres, it lost its independence to Piast Poland, the Duchy of Saxony, the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark. At the same time, the House of Griffins established themselves as local rulers and the population was Christianized. After the Treaty of Stettin in 1630, the town came under the control of the Swedish Empire and remained a Swedish-controlled fortress until 1720, when it was acquired by the Kingdom of Prussia and then the German Empire. Following World War II, in accordance with the Potsdam Agreement, Stettin became part of Poland.

St James Basilica

The Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle in Szczecin was built by the citizens of the city and modeled after the Church of St. Mary in Lübeck. It is the largest church in Pomerania and for many years after the reformation was part of the Pomeranian Evangelical Church, but since World War II and the handing over of Stettin (name of the city in German language) from Germany to Poland it has been rebuilt as a Roman Catholic cathedral. Completely destroyed in WWII.

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Church St John the Baptist

Church St John the Baptist (Katholische Johanniskirche) in 1890 was built for the purposes of the Catholic Diaspora in Protestant Szczecin. An Engelbert Seibertz architect was the initiator of the scheme from Berlin. To 1945 the yr was an only Roman Catholic church in Szczecin. After the war, the church was rebuilt, but the original form of the octagonal pyramid-shaped tower helmet was restored only in the 1980s. Characteristic are placed on the corners and portals of the church metal garlands in the shape of winged dragons. Inside the porch, there are paintings depicting four evangelists In 2008 the XVI Pope Benedykta granted the church of honourable St John the Baptist title of the smaller basilica

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Old Town Hall  At the time of its construction in the 15th century, it was known as the New Town Hall, erected at the site of the one built in the previous century. In 1968, the building was brought back to its original look and got a new shingle roof. Gothic ornaments of the interior walls and other details were restored. A sumptuously adorned elevation was to raise the prestige of the city officials.  Part of the house is adapted to the Szczecin's History Museum (Polish: Muzeum Historii Szczecina), a part of National Museum in Szczecin. Since 1869, the building houses a popular restaurant and tavern. Kuśnierska Street  Looking up to the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Bollywood - yup. Back Entrance -Pomeranian Dukes' Castle
Courtyard - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Courtyard - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Courtyard - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Exterior - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle
Exterior - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle Monument to the Victims of December 1970  Protests of workers in Poland on 14-22 December 1970 ( demonstrations , protests, strikes , riots , riots ) mainly in Gdynia , Gdansk , Szczecin and Elblag , suppressed by militia and army The bronze sculpture , designed by Czeslaw Dźwigaja , is 11 meters high and weighs 9.5 tons [1] . It depicts an angel with vertically raised wings, holding a crown of thorns in his hands, styled in the stylized inscription December 1970. The angel stands on a boat that emerges from the ground, shattering the surrounding pavement . Around the statue are four vertical granite slabs with souvenir inscriptions and names of the fallen in December 1970. St.Peter and Paul's Church  Church of Sts. Peter and PaulThis is the oldest church in Szczecin belonging to the Polish-Catholic community.  The Church was built in 1124, during the first mission of St.Otto the Bishop of Bamberg who brought Christianity to Pomerania. Built outside the town walls, first as a wooden church, it was conceived as a place of worship for the Slavonic inhabitants of suburbs. It was as late as in 1425-1440 that it became a brick construction. The reportedly rich and ornate interior decoration of the church perished completely. The brick elevation and the sacristy retained remains of late-Gothic decorations in the form of ceramic consoles adorned with masks St.Peter and Paul's Church  When the Swedish Szczecin was besieged by the Brandenburg army in 1677, the church was badly damaged. During the restoration, completed as late as in 1702, the destroyed Gothic vault was replaced by a wooden ceiling, ornamented with paintings by Philip Ernst Eichner.
St.Peter and Paul's Church Provincial Police Headquarters Maritime University of Szczecin  The Maritime University of Szczecin is a public university in Szczecin, Poland.      Number of students:        3,357     Founded:        January 1, 1947 Christopher Columbus Restaurant  Christopher Columbus Restaurant is built on the southern terrace of the Chrobry Lake. Opened on May 1, 2000, made entirely of wood, located on two floors and in the summer garden of about 360 people, ranked among the best catering establishments in Poland in its segment.
View of Haken's Terrace and West Oder river  Hakenterrasse (Haken's Terrace ) - a viewing terrace of about 500 m in Szczecin on a slope along the Oder River . Famous urban-architectural assumption co-creating, together with the National Museum in Szczecin , the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle and the cathedral. St. Jakub, the outlook of the city, visible from the main access routes from the east through bridges and viaducts. Designed and erected according to Wilhelm Meyer-Schwartau's concept in 1902-1921 on the initiative of Mayor Hermann Haken , in honor of which the terrace was originally named. Haken's Terrace Haken's Terrace Hercules fighting with centaur  The sculpture, funded by the Kisker consul of Szczecin, was unveiled in 1916 . Made of sandstone , maintained in the form of classicistic modernism , is 2.4 m high. It was planted on a concrete pedestal . The statue depicts two intertwined, dynamically captured centaurs and a naked, muscular man. The identity of the character is not certain, according to one interpretation, it is a scene of centauromachia : fighting with Lapita centa . Others see the Hercules man fighting the mythical monster.
Main Building of the National Museum in Szczecin Main Building of the National Museum in Szczecin  Main Building National Museum in Szczecin - one of the six National Museum in Szczecin, located on the Chrobry Wall . The construction of the Wawel Chrobrego (the then Hakentarasse ) was decided in 1901. The building was built in 1908 - 1911 by Wilhelm Meyer-Schwartau . Originally the City Museum, officially opened June 23, 1913 , housed art collections. In 1944, during the raid the building was destroyed and on 21 March 1945 the most valuable exhibits were taken to the castle in Koburg . On June 29, 1948 , the Maritime Museum opened here, and was incorporated two years later into the branch of the National Museum in Szczecin. It now houses the Maritime Department, the Department of Non-European Cultures, the Numismatics Department, the Ethnography Department of Pomerania and the Education Department. P1100900 Colorado Steakhouse  Warning - Horses are not going to walk - Colorado steakhouse - best steaks since 2001, plus served with best view of river, chestnut and old town. Wooden pavilion and in the middle of the real Wild Wild West in the best culinary edition. Only here: roasted ribs, spicy wings, Mexican Fajitas and real American burgers served with our special Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce. It's all about excellent music, beautiful service, a stone fireplace, two levels separated by a cowboy stagecoach transformed into a bar serving great drinks.
Adam Mickiewicz  The work of Sławomir Lewiński was unveiled on May 3, 1960 , on the occasion of the Millennium of the Polish State . The statue depicts a poet in a pious pilgrim's pose, facing the Odra River . The plaque was placed on the pedestal: Adam Mickiewicz . In 1993 it was renovated by the son of the author of the monument - Jakub Lewinski. The monument stands on the site of the former equestrian statue of King Prussia and the Emperor of Germany - Frederick III ( 1831 - 1888 ). Adam Mickiewicz  Adam Bernard Mickiewicz - a Polish poet , political activist, mystic , organizer and military commander, academic teacher . Knarly Tree Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas  The Orthodox parish in Szczecin was founded in 1946. In years 1962-2007 church services were celebrated in a building on Wawrzyniak Street. As it could not meet the needs of the growing congregation, in 2004 the parish began the construction of a new church building. On 17th September 2012 the ceremony of consecration of the new Orthodox church in Szczecin took place. It was held in the presence of Metropolitan Sawa, the head of the Polish Orthodox Church, assisted by Archbishop Jeremiah, the head of the Wroclaw-Szczecin Diocese, as well as other archbishops and bishops of the Orthodox Church, the clergy and the faithful of the parish. The church has two altars dedicated to St Nicolas of Myrra and to All Saints. Since May 2012 the church is home to two copies of miraculous icons from Holy Mountain (Greece): "Portaitissa" and St Nicolas from IK Burazeri.
Apartments Mural from Cafe 22  Cafe 22 is located on the 22 floor - the highest spot in Szc NE  from Cafe 22 North  from Cafe 22
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Castle from Cafe 22 Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus   from Cafe 22 Cafe 22 Former Polish Bank
Former Polish Bank Post Office Post Office Post Office
Post Office Polish Donuts Port Gate  Port Gate - one of the city gates of Szczecin , built in Baroque style in the years 1725-1727 according to the design of Dutch architect Gerhard Cornelius van Wallrawe. It is one of the two (next to the Royal Gate ) preserved to modern times, which are the remains of the former Prussian fortifications . The exterior of the gate was decorated by the French sculptor Bartholomé Damart. There is a shield with the monogram of King Friedrich Wilhelm I , the founder of this object. In the attic a plaque with a gold inscription in Latin , which informs about the rights of the Brandenburg state to Pomerania and Szczecin, since Frederick Wilhelm in 1719 bought Szczecin from the Swedes for two million thalers. The inscription includes a panorama of the city along with the Viadrus (god of the river Odra ). Above is an oval shield with Prussian coat of arms crowned with a royal crown. In the years 1976 - 2013 inside the Port Gate was a shop with artistic products Cepelia [3] . Currently (2015) inside the Gate is a chamber theater. Port Gate  Between 1902 and 1932, a fountain with the neo-baroque statue of the goddess Amphitryte was erected by the Berlin sculptor Reinhold Felderhoff. During the Second World War, the ornate gates of the gate were hidden and destroyed in Arkonski Forest, and the gate itself was planted with ivy and survived the war. Decorated peaks and ornaments were found in 1957 and back mounted to the gate. Before the Second World War, the gate was called the Berlin Gate , because it was the gate leading from Szczecin to Berlin.
Backside of the Royal Gate Backside of the Royal Gate  It was built between 1725-1728 on the occasion of the seizure of the city by Prussia according to the project of Dutch architect Gerhard Cornelius van Wallrawe. Just like the Port Gate was built on the site of the old city ​​walls. During World War II, the ornamentation from the gates of the gates was dismantled and hidden in Arkon Forest Park , and the gate itself was planted with ivy and survived the war. The decorated peaks and ornaments were found in 1957 and back mounted to the gate Backside of the Royal Gate  Particularly noteworthy are the sculptures by Frederick William I , Bartholome Damarath, the sculptor of the Prussian King. Mars with sword and shield and Hercules with mace and leopard skin, and placed over the passage of the panoply of the Prussian Eagle, surrounded by the chain of the Black Eagle and crowned with a royal crown. The gate is adorned with carved elements of armor, armor, shields and banners - it is a reference to the Roman tradition of triumphal triumphs and the hanging of weapons at the gates of cities. Maritime Office in Szczecin
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