Mounted at the front of the Cathedral, visitors can admire "The Great Bell" (Dzwon Wielki) which dates back to1682.
A house on the corner of Farna Street (Ul Farna) and Mariacki Square (pl.
During a walk that may last many hours, tourists can visit the Old Market and see its most spectacular sights.
The route starts near the main railway station (Dworzec Glowny PKP) and leads visitors around forty two of the cities landmarks.
The many people visiting here will, without doubt, appreciate the assistance of this special route map which is sign-posted in Polish, English and German.
A must-see tourist destination is the Dukes of Pomerania Castle (Zamek Ksiazat Pomorskich) which was once the heart of the aristocratic Pomeranian Griffin dynasty.
It was extensively damaged during Allied air raids in 1944 but rebuilt after the war in the original Renaissance style.
The castle has five wings, two courtyards and four prominent towers soaring above the landscape of the city centre.
It is worthwhile stopping a moment in the largest courtyard, beneath the astrological clock that has been "counting time" since 1693. This building dates back to the 12th century and has been rebuilt several times. Features include Gothic triptychs, Baroque tombs, a baptismal font and numerous epitaphs.
Aficionados of older architecture styles will be delighted to see the unique city gates dating back from the 18th century which are richly ornamented and resembling triumphal arches. The reliquary can be found beneath the main altar and holds the relics of St. On the eastern wall is the largest stained glass window in Western Pomerania (87m²), depicting the Holy Mother of the Church with the Infant Jesus, the Holy Spirit and other figures that have had some part in the history of the church in the Szczecin region.
Szczecin – the historic capital of the West Pomerania region is situated at the start of the estuary of the River Oder (Odra), some 65 km from the Baltic Sea.
Many centuries ago this region was the ducal territory of the aristocratic Griffin dynasty and the place of stormy history which saw the numerous assimilations of Szczecin as part of the territory of other countries including Sweden, Prussia and Poland.
For centuries this was a region of the crossroads from Western to Eastern Europe and from Scandinavia to Southern Europe.