Szczecin is located in north-western Poland, not far from the Polish-German border. It is the third city in terms of area occupied and the seventh one in terms of population. Currently, Szczecin has a population of over 400,000 residents. It is an important academic and cultural centre of the country.

The city was founded at the turn of the seventh and eighth centuries. It is considered to be the historic capital of Western Pomerania. The distance from the centre of Szczecin to the Baltic Sea is approx. 60 km, while the Polish-German border is about 5 km from the city border.

Due to its strategic location, Szczecin is considered one of the main economic centres of the country.

Szczecin is located in the city, which, together with the seaport in Świnoujście located nearby, forms the largest port complex in the southern Baltic region. According to Polish law, the Szczecin-Świnoujście Seaports are ports of fundamental importance for the national economy. In 2017, the Szczecin-Świnoujście Ports reloaded the record 25.4 million tons of goods.

It is worth coming to Szczecin to see Wały Chrobrego (Chrobry Embankment) being the focal point of the city and a complex of viewing terraces located on the embankment along the Oder, and visit, inter alia, the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, which is the former seat of the rulers of the Duchy of Pomerania, and the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall, which in 2015 won the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

Szczecin Days of the Sea – Chrobry Embankment
(photo: Żegluga Szczecińska Turystyka i Wydarzenia Sp. z o.o.)

Szczecin Philharmonic (Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall)
(photo: Żegluga Szczecińska Turystyka i Wydarzenia Sp. z o.o.)

Dialogue Centre "Upheavals"
(photo: Żegluga Szczecińska Turystyka i Wydarzenia Sp. z o.o.)

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle
(photo: Żegluga Szczecińska Turystyka i Wydarzenia Sp. z o.o.)

Chrobry Embankment
(photo: Żegluga Szczecińska Turystyka i Wydarzenia Sp. z o.o.)

Headquarter of Maritime Office in Szczecin
(photo: Maritime Office in Szczecine)



The Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport is located approx. 48 km from the city centre. The airport handles air connections, including those connecting Szczecin with Warsaw, London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Oslo, as well as charter flights. The 'Szczecin (city centre) - Airport' route is operated by scheduled buses and regular buses; it is also possible to travel by train and taxi. Transfer from the airport to the centre of Szczecin takes about 40 - 60 min.

Prices for one-way ticket:
Railway - PLN 10-15
Bus / bus - PLN 20-50
TAXI - 130-170 PLN
Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport - http://www.airport.com.pl/


Flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to the Szczecin-Goleniów airport and return flights (flights in the morning, noon and evening) are carried out every day. The flight takes about 1 hour 20 minutes.


Transfers from Berlin-Schönefeld and Berlin-Tegel airports to the centre of Szczecin and back are carried out several times a day by bus operators. The travel time by bus from both airports to Szczecin takes approx. 2 h 20 min.


Szczecin has convenient direct rail connections with Berlin and Warsaw. Trains 'to' and 'from' both cities run several times a day.
The trip from Berlin (Berlin Lichtenberg) to the centre of Szczecin will take about 2 hours, while a trip from Warsaw (Central Warsaw) will take about 6 hours.