Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Szczecin and its surroundings
With origins dating back to the 8th century, Szczecin has a long history and rich heritage, which you can explore through its landmarks and activities. The Ducal Castle is a great place to start. Originally built in the 14th century, this imposing mannerist structure served as a residence for Polish royalty.
Another site worth visiting is the centuries-old St. James Cathedral, which shows traces of Romanesque, Baroque and modern architectural styles.
You can learn more about Szczecin's cultural heritage by paying a visit to one of its museums. The National Museum is composed of several branches, including a History Museum, which is housed in the Old City Town Hall, an art gallery, and a Museum of Contemporary Art. The Ducal Castle also contains a museum, with exhibits on the history of the building, as well as archaeological collections and royal tombs.
Szczecin offers many outdoor spaces and activities for your stay at the Campanile Szczecin. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Kasprowicz Park, which has a two acre rose garden and hundreds of plants.
The Chrobry Embankment offers elevated views of Szczecin's picturesque port, along the Odra River.
For a more natural setting, visit the Lower Oder Valley Landscape Park, where you can kayak along canals and observe native animals and plants.