Szczecin is located very close to the German-Polish Border. Even though the bigger Polish cities such as Wroclaw, Poznan, Krakow or Warsaw definitely have a lot to offer and are beautiful with an historic old town, Szczecin is different. Due to heavy destruction during WWII, there was not much left of the original town. However, there is some progress!
Honestly, we failed finding the core of Szczecin’s old town. Sadly, it is anything but overwhelming anyways.
Szczecin is supposed to have an old town, at least being reconstructed nowadays after having been totally destroyed during World War II. Yet, it is defintiely not comparable with other old towns.
As Poland is a very religious country in general, it does not come as a surprise that there are many cathedrals and churches in every city.
Though, Szczecin for example has the Cathedral Church of St. Jacob or the Church of John the Evangelist to admire.
Looking like a fairytale castle, the National Museum in Szczecin is located right beside the river Oder.
Even if you are not too blessed with plenty of time to actually go in, don’t miss the impressive building itself!
When strolling around, Royal Gate Szczecin is not difficult to discover.
Admittedly, not too impressive, but hey, it’s Szczecin!
Even though Szczecin does not shine like it did before the war, I guess you just cannot destroy a river.
So, as you can’t really enjoy architecture in Szczecin, it is still great to spend some time beside the river Oder!