The Info List - Szczecin

(/ˈʃtʃɛtʃɪn/; Polish: [ˈʂt͡ʂɛt͡ɕin] ( listen); German and Swedish: Stettin,[1] known also by other alternative names) is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
in Poland. Located near the Baltic Sea
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.[2] Szczecin
is located on the Oder, south of the Szczecin Lagoon
Szczecin Lagoon
and the Bay of Pomerania. The city is situated along the southwestern shore of Dąbie Lake, on both sides of the Oder
and on several large islands between the western and eastern branches of the river. Szczecin
is adjacent to the town of Police and is the urban centre of the Szczecin agglomeration, an extended metropolitan area that includes communities in the German states of Brandenburg
and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 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
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
Swedish Empire
and became in 1648 the Capital of Swedish Pomerania
until 1720, when it was acquired by the Kingdom of Prussia
and then the German Empire. Following World War II
World War II
Stettin became part of Poland, resulting in expulsion of the German population. Szczecin
is the administrative and industrial centre of West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship
and is the site of the University of Szczecin, Pomeranian Medical University, Maritime University, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
Art Academy, and the see of the Szczecin-Kamień Catholic Archdiocese. From 1999 onwards, Szczecin
has served as the site of the headquarters of NATO's Multinational Corps Northeast. Szczecin
was a candidate for the European Capital of Culture
European Capital of Culture
in 2016.[3]


1 Name and etymology 2 History

2.1 Middle Ages 2.2 17th to 19th centuries 2.3 19th–20th centuries 2.4 World War II 2.5 After 1945

3 Geography

3.1 Climate 3.2 Architecture and urban planning 3.3 Municipal administration 3.4 Other historical neighbourhoods

4 Demographics 5 Politics

5.1 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from Szczecin

6 Museums and galleries 7 Arts and entertainment 8 Local cuisine 9 Sports

9.1 Professional teams

9.1.1 Amateur leagues 9.1.2 Cyclic events

10 Economy and transport

10.1 Air 10.2 Trams 10.3 Buses 10.4 Roads 10.5 Rail

10.5.1 Port

11 Education and science

11.1 Scientific and regional organisations

12 Famous people 13 International relations

13.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

14 Gallery 15 See also 16 References

16.1 Explanatory notes 16.2 Bibliography 16.3 Bibliographical notes

17 External links

Name and etymology[edit] The names "Szczecin" and "Stettin" are of Slavic origin, though the exact etymology is the subject of ongoing research.[4][a] In Etymological dictionary of geographical names of Poland, Maria Malec lists eleven theories regarding the origin of the name, including derivations from either: a Slavic word for hill peak, (Polish: szczyt), or the plant fuller's teasel (Polish: szczeć), or the personal name Szczota.[8] Other medieval names for the town are Burstaborg (in the Knytlinga saga[5][9]) and Burstenburgh (in the Annals of Waldemar[5][9]). These names, which literally mean "brush burgh", are likely derived from the translation of the city's Slavic name (assuming derivation #2 for that).[9] History[edit] Main articles: History of Szczecin
History of Szczecin
and Timeline of Szczecin Middle Ages[edit]

The stone near Szczecin Cathedral
Szczecin Cathedral
commemorating Kashubians
with an image of the Pomeranian Griffin

The recorded history of Szczecin
began in the eighth century, as Vikings
[10] and West Slavs
West Slavs
settled Pomerania. The Slavs erected a new stronghold on the site of the modern castle.[11] Since the 9th century, the stronghold was fortified and expanded toward the Oder bank.[11] Mieszko I of Poland
took control of Pomerania
during the Early Middle Ages and the region became part of Poland
in the 10th century.[12][13] Subsequent Polish rulers, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Liutician federation all aimed to control the territory.[4] After the decline of the neighbouring regional centre Wolin
in the 12th century, the city became one of the more important and powerful seaports of the Baltic Sea. In a campaign in the winter of 1121–1122,[14] Bolesław III Wrymouth, the Duke of Poland, gained control of the region, including the city of Szczecin
and its stronghold.[4][15][16][17][18][19][20] The inhabitants were Christianized[4] by two missions of Bishop Otto of Bamberg
in 1124 and 1128.[21] At this time, the first Christian church of Saints Peter and Paul was erected. Polish minted coins were commonly used in trade in this period.[4] The population of the city at that time is estimated to be at around 5,000–9,000 people.[22] Polish rule ended with Boleslaw's death in 1138.[23] During the Wendish Crusade
Wendish Crusade
in 1147, a contingent led by the German margrave Albert the Bear, an enemy of Slavic presence in the region,[4] papal legate, bishop Anselm of Havelberg and Konrad of Meissen besieged the town.[24][25][26][27] There, a Polish contingent supplied by Mieszko III the Old[28][29] joined the crusaders.[24][25] However, the citizens had placed crosses around the fortifications,[30] indicating they already had been Christianised.[4][31] Duke Ratibor I of Pomerania, negotiated the disbanding of the crusading forces.[24][25][32]

Castle, the seat of the dukes of the House of Pomerania (Griffins)

After the Battle of Verchen in 1164, Szczecin
duke Bogusław I, Duke of Pomerania
became a vassal of the Duchy of Saxony's Henry the Lion.[33] In 1173 Szczecin
castellan Wartislaw II, could not resist a Danish attack and became vassal of Denmark.[33] In 1181, Bogusław became a vassal of the Holy Roman Empire.[34] In 1185 Bogusław again became a Danish vassal.[34] Following a conflict between his heirs and Canute VI of Denmark, the settlement was destroyed in 1189,[35] but the fortress was reconstructed and manned with a Danish force in 1190.[36] While the empire restored its superiority over the Duchy of Pomerania
in the Battle of Bornhöved in 1227,[34] Szczecin
was one of two bridgeheads remaining under Danish control (until 1235; Wolgast until 1241/43 or 1250).[35] In the second half of the 12th century, a group of German tradesmen ("multus populus Teutonicorum"[37] from various parts of the Holy Roman Empire) settled in the city around St. Jacob's Church, which was donated in 1180[37] by Beringer, a trader from Bamberg, and consecrated in 1187.[37][38] Hohenkrug (now in Szczecin-Struga) was the first village in the Duchy of Pomerania
that was clearly recorded as German (villa teutonicorum) in 1173.[39] Ostsiedlung
accelerated in Pomerania
during the 13th century.[40] Duke Barnim I of Pomerania granted Szczecin
a local government charter in 1237, separating the German settlement from the Slavic community settled around the St. Nicholas Church in the neighbourhood of Kessin (Polish: Chyzin). In the charter, the Slavs were put under German jurisdiction.[41] When Barnim granted Szczecin
Magdeburg rights
Magdeburg rights
in 1243, part of the Slavic settlement was reconstructed.[42] The duke had to promise to level the burgh in 1249.[43] Most Slavic inhabitants were resettled to two new suburbs north and south of the town.[44] The last records of Slavs in Stettin are from the 14th century, when a Slavic bath (1350) and bakery are recorded, and within the walls, Slavs lived in a street named Schulzenstrasse.[45][inconsistent] By the end of the 14th century, the remaining Slavs had been assimilated.[46][inconsistent] In 1249 Barnim I also granted Magdeburg town privileges to the town of Damm (also known as Altdamm) on the eastern bank of the Oder.[47][48] Damm merged with neighbouring Szczecin
on 15 October 1939 and is now the Dąbie neighbourhood.[49] This town had been built on the site of a former Pomeranian burg, "Vadam" or "Dambe", which Boleslaw had destroyed during his 1121 campaign.[48] On 2 December 1261, Barnim I allowed Jewish settlement in Szczecin
in accordance with the Magdeburg law, in a privilege renewed in 1308 and 1371.[50] The Jewish Jordan family was granted citizenship in 1325, but none of the 22 Jews allowed to settle in the duchy in 1481 lived in the city, and in 1492, all Jews in the duchy were ordered to convert to Christianity or leave – this order remained effective throughout the rest of the Griffin
era.[50] Stettin was part of the federation of Wendish towns, a predecessor of the Hanseatic League, in 1283.[51] The city prospered due to its participation in the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
trade, primarily with herring, grain, and timber; craftsmanship also prospered, and more than forty guilds were established in the city.[52] The far-reaching autonomy granted by the House of Griffins
House of Griffins
was in part reduced when the dukes reclaimed Stettin as their main residence in the late 15th century.[52] The anti-Slavic policies of German merchants and craftsmen intensified in this period, resulting in measures such as bans on people of Slavic descent joining craft guilds, a doubling of customs tax for Slavic merchants, and bans against public usage of their native language.[4] The more prosperous Slavic citizens were forcibly stripped of their possessions, which were then handed over to Germans.[4] In 1514 the guild of tailors added a Wendenparagraph to its statutes, banning Slavs.[53]

Old Stettin with fortifications, 1575

While not as heavily affected by medieval witchhunts as other regions of the empire, there are reports of the burning of three women and one man convicted of witchcraft in 1538.[54] In 1570, during the reign of John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania, a congress was held at Stettin ending the Northern Seven Years' War. During the war, Stettin had tended to side with Denmark, while Stralsund
tended toward Sweden – as a whole, however, the Duchy of Pomerania
tried to maintain neutrality.[55] Nevertheless, a Landtag
that had met in Stettin in 1563 introduced a sixfold rise in real estate taxes to finance the raising of a mercenary army for the duchy's defense.[55] Johann Friedrich also succeeded in elevating Stettin to one of only three places allowed to coin money in the Upper Saxon Circle of the Holy Roman Empire, the other two places being Leipzig
and Berlin.[56] Bogislaw XIV, who resided in Stettin beginning in 1620, became the sole ruler and Griffin
duke when Philipp Julius, Duke of Pomerania
died in 1625. Before the Thirty Years' War
Thirty Years' War
reached Pomerania, the city, as well as the entire duchy, declined economically due to the decrease in importance of the Hanseatic League and a conflict between Stettin and Frankfurt (Oder).[57] 17th to 19th centuries[edit]

The city's fortifications, as seen in 1642

Following the Treaty of Stettin of 1630, the town (along with most of Pomerania) was allied to and occupied by the Swedish Empire, which managed to keep the western parts of Pomerania
after the death of Bogislaw XIV in 1637. From the Peace of Westphalia
Peace of Westphalia
in 1648, Stettin became the Capital of Swedish Pomerania[58]. Stettin was turned into a major Swedish fortress, which was repeatedly besieged in subsequent wars.[59] The Treaty of Stettin (1653)
Treaty of Stettin (1653)
didn't change this, but due to the downfall of the Swedish Empire
Swedish Empire
after Charles XII, the city went to Prussia
in 1720.[58] Instead Stralsund
became Capital of the last remaining parts of Swedish Pomerania

Sedina Monument (1899–1913). Sedina was a personification of Stettin. The statue was scrapped for copper in 1942, and after the war it was replaced with an anchor. In 2012 the authorities approved plans for a reconstruction of the statue

Wars inhibited the city's economic prosperity, which had undergone a deep crisis during the devastation of the Thirty Years' War
Thirty Years' War
and was further impeded by the new Swedish-Brandenburg-Prussian frontier, cutting Stettin off from its traditional Farther Pomeranian hinterland.[52] Due to a Plague during the Great Northern War, the city's population dropped from 6,000 people in 1709 to 4,000 in 1711.[61] In 1720, after the Great Northern War, Sweden
was forced to cede the city to King Frederick William I of Prussia. Stettin was made the capital city of the Brandenburg-Prussian Pomeranian province, since 1815 reorganised as the Province of Pomerania. In 1816 the city had 26,000 inhabitants.[62] The Prussian administration deprived Stettin of her right to administrative autonomy, abolished guild privileges as well as its status as a staple town, and subsidised manufacturers.[59] Also, colonists were settled in the city, primarily Huguenots.[59] In October 1806, during the War of the Fourth Coalition, believing that he was facing a much larger force, and after receiving a threat of harsh treatment of the city, the Prussian commander Lieutenant General Friedrich von Romberg agreed to surrender the city to the French led by General Lassalle.[63] In fact, Lassalle had only 800 men against von Romberg's 5,300 men. In March 1809 Romberg was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for giving up Stettin without a fight.

Stettin in the late 19th century

From 1683 to 1812, one Jew was permitted to reside in Stettin, and an additional Jew was allowed to spend a night in the city in case of "urgent business".[50] These permissions were repeatedly withdrawn between 1691 and 1716, also between 1726 and 1730 although else the Swedish regulation was continued by the Brandenburg-Prussian administration.[50] Only after the Prussian Edict of Emancipation
Prussian Edict of Emancipation
of 11 March 1812, which granted Prussian citizenship to all Jews living in the kingdom, did a Jewish community emerge in Stettin, with the first Jews settling in the town in 1814.[50] Construction of a synagogue started in 1834; the community also owned a religious and a secular school, an orphanage since 1855, and a retirement home since 1893.[64] The Jewish community had between 1,000 and 1,200 members by 1873 and between 2,800 and 3,000 members by 1927–28.[64] These numbers dropped to 2,701 in 1930 and to 2,322 in late 1934.[64] After the Franco Prussian war of 1870–1871, 1,700 French POWs were imprisoned there in deplorable conditions, resulting in the death of 600 of them;[65] after the Second World War monuments in their memory were built by the Polish authorities. Until 1873, Stettin remained a fortress.[59] When part of the defensive structures were levelled, a new neighbourhood, Neustadt ("New Town") as well as water pipes, sewerage and drainage, and gas works were built to meet the demands of the growing population.[59] 19th–20th centuries[edit]

Old Prussian barracks on Holy Ghost Street (Świętego Ducha)[66]

National Museum

was on the path of Polish forces led by Stefan Czarniecki moving from Denmark, which led his forces to the city,[67] is today mentioned in the Polish anthem, and numerous locations in the city honour his name. Stettin developed into a major Prussian port and became part of the German Empire
German Empire
in 1871. While most of the province retained its agrarian character, Stettin was industrialised, and its population rose from 27,000 in 1813 to 210,000 in 1900 and 255,500 in 1925.[68] Major industries that flourished in Stettin from 1840 were shipbuilding, chemical and food industries, and machinery construction.[59] Starting in 1843, Stettin became connected to the major German and Pomeranian cities by railways, and the water connection to the Bay of Pomerania
Bay of Pomerania
was enhanced by the construction of the Kaiserfahrt
(now Piast) canal.[59] The city was also a scientific centre; for example, it was home to the Entomological Society of Stettin. On 20 October 1890, some of the city's Poles
created the "Society of Polish-Catholic Workers" in the city, one of the first Polish organisations.[69] In 1897 the city's ship works began the construction of the pre-dreadnought battleship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. In 1914, before World War I, the Polish community in the city numbered over 3,000 people.[4] These were primarily industrial workers and their families who came from the Poznań
(Posen) area[70] and a few local wealthy industrialists and merchants. Among them was Kazimierz Pruszak, director of the Gollnow industrial works and a Polish patriot, who predicted the eventual return of Szczecin
to Poland.[4]

Stettin was long Germany's largest Baltic port, a situation which greatly helped speed development and attract public investment

During the interwar period, Stettin was Weimar Germany's largest port on the Baltic Sea, and her third-largest port after Hamburg
and Bremen.[71] Cars of the Stoewer
automobile company were produced in Stettin from 1899 to 1945. By 1939, the Reichsautobahn Berlin–Stettin was completed.[59] Stettin played a major role as an entrepôt in the development of the Scottish herring trade with the Continent, peaking at an annual export of more than 400,000 barrels in 1885, 1894 and 1898. Trade flourished till the outbreak of the First World War and resumed on a reduced scale during the years between the wars.[72] In the March 1933 German elections to the Reichstag, the Nazis and German nationalists from the German National People's Party
German National People's Party
(or DNVP) won most of the votes in the city, together winning 98,626 of 165,331 votes (59.3%), with the NSDAP getting 79,729 (47.9%) and the DNVP 18,897 (11.4%).[73] In 1935 the Wehrmacht
made Stettin the headquarters for Wehrkreis II, which controlled the military units in all of Mecklenburg
and Pomerania. It was also the area headquarters for units stationed at Stettin I and II; Swinemünde; Greifswald; and Stralsund. In the interwar period, the Polish minority numbered 2,000 people.[4][74] A number of Poles
were members of the Union of Poles
in Germany
(ZPN), which was active in the city from 1924.[75] A Polish consulate was located in the city between 1925 and 1939.[76] On the initiative of the consulate[76] and ZPN activist Maksymilian Golisz,[77] a number of Polish institutions were established, e.g., a Polish Scout team and a Polish school.[4][76] German historian Musekamp writes, "however, only very few Poles
were active in these institutions, which for the most part were headed by employees of the [Polish] consulate."[77] The withdrawal of the consulate from these institutions led to a general decline of these activities, which were in part upheld by Golisz and Aleksander Omieczyński.[78] Intensified repressions by the Nazis,[4][74] who exaggerated the Polish activities to propagate an infiltration,[77] led to the closing of the school.[4] In 1938 the head of Szczecin's Union of Poles
unit, Stanisław Borkowski, was imprisoned in Oranienburg.[4] In 1939 all Polish organisations in Stettin were disbanded by the German authorities.[4] Golisz and Omieczyński were murdered during the war.[4] According to Musekamp, the role of the pre-war Polish community was exaggerated for propagandistic purposes in post-war Poland
which made "the numerically insignificant Polonia of Stettin... probably the best-researched social group" in the history of the city".[76] After the defeat of Nazi Germany, a street in Szcecin was named after Golisz.[77] World War II[edit]

Two soldiers of the German Wehrmacht
take a stroll along the riverfront in Stettin

During World War II, Stettin was the base for the German 2nd Motorised Infantry Division, which cut across the Polish Corridor
Polish Corridor
and was later used in 1940 as an embarkation point for Operation Weserübung, Germany's assault on Denmark
and Norway.[79] On 15 October 1939, neighbouring municipalities were joined to Stettin, creating Groß-Stettin, with about 380,000 inhabitants, in 1940.[59] The city had become the third-largest German city by area, after Berlin
and Hamburg.[80] As the war started, the number of non-Germans in the city increased as slave workers were brought in. The first transports came in 1939 from Bydgoszcz, Toruń
and Łódź. They were mainly used in a synthetic silk factory near Szczecin.[4] The next wave of slave workers was brought in 1940, in addition to PoWs who were used for work in the agricultural industry.[4] According to German police reports from 1940, 15,000 Polish slave workers lived within the city.[4][81] During the war, 135 forced labour camps for slave workers were established in the city. Most of the 25,000 slave workers were Poles, but Czechs, Italians, Frenchmen and Belgians, as well as Dutch citizens, were also enslaved in the camps.[4] In February 1940, the Jews of Stettin were deported to the Lublin reservation. International press reports emerged, describing how the Nazis forced Jews, regardless of age, condition and gender, to sign away all property and loaded them onto trains headed to the camp, escorted by members of the SA and SS. Due to publicity given to the event, German institutions ordered such future actions to be made in a way unlikely to attract public notice.[82]

Throughout the war, Stettin (Szczecin) was a major port of disembarkation for Baltic Germans
Baltic Germans
returning to the 'fatherland', and later in the war those fleeing the advancing Soviet Red Army

Allied air raids in 1944 and heavy fighting between the German and Soviet armies destroyed 65% of Stettin's buildings and almost all of the city centre, the seaport, and local industries. Polish Home Army intelligence assisted in pinpointing targets for Allied bombing in the area of Stettin.[83] The city itself was covered by the Home Army's "Bałtyk" structure, and Polish resistance infiltrated Stettin's naval yards.[84][85] Other activities of the resistance consisted of smuggling people to Sweden.[86]

View of the Old Town from the Oder
river. Most of the medieval buildings in the city center were completely destroyed during World War II. The Ducal Castle can be seen in the background[87]

Nearly 400,000 Germans fled or were expelled from Stettin in 1945, and that the city was severely underpopulated for the next 30 years.[88] The Soviet Red Army
Red Army
captured the city on 26 April. Polish authorities tried to gain control,[4] but in the following month, the Polish administration was twice forced to leave. Finally the permanent handover occurred on 5 July 1945.[89] In the meantime, part of the German population had returned, believing it might become part of the Soviet occupation zone of Germany,[90] and the Soviet authorities had already appointed the German Communists Erich Spiegel and Erich Wiesner as mayors.[91] Stettin is located mostly west of the Oder
river, which was expected to become Poland's new western border, placing Stettin in East Germany. This would have been in accordance with the Potsdam Agreement
Potsdam Agreement
between the victorious Allied Powers, which envisaged the new border to be in "a line running from the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
immediately west of Swinemünde, and thence along the Oder
River[...]". Because of the returnees, the German population of the town swelled to 84,000.[90] The mortality rate was at 20%, primarily due to starvation.[92] However, Stettin and the mouth of the Oder
River (German: Stettiner Zipfel) became Polish on 5 July 1945, as had been decided in a treaty signed on 26 July 1944 between the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the Soviet-controlled Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN) (also known as "the Lublin
Poles", as contrasted with the London-based Polish government-in-exile).[4] On 4 October 1945, the decisive land border of Poland
was established west of the 1945 line,[4][93] but it excluded the Police (Pölitz) area, the Oder
river itself, and the Szczecin
port, which remained under Soviet administration.[93] The Oder
river was handed over to Polish administration in September 1946, followed by the port between February 1946 and May 1954.[93] After 1945[edit]

The city centre in 1945

After World War II
World War II
the city was transferred to Poland. Szczecin
was transformed from a German into a Polish city. As the flight and expulsion of the German population went on, the Poles
expelled from the East were greeted by the new authorities. To ease the tensions between settlers from different regions, and help overcome fear caused by the continued presence of the Soviet troops, a special event was organised in April 1946 with 50,000 visitors in the partly destroyed city centre.[94] Settlers from Central Poland
made up about 70% of Szczecin's new population.[95] In addition to Poles, Ukrainians from Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
settled there.[95] In 1945 and 1946 the city was the starting point of the northern route used by the Jewish underground organisation Brichah
to channel Jewish DPs from Central and Eastern Europe
Central and Eastern Europe
to the American occupation zone.[96]

Monument to Polish Endeavor (Pomnik Czynu Polaków), dedicated to three Generations of Poles
in Western Pomerania: the pre-war Poles
in Szczecin, the Poles
who rebuilt the city after World War II
World War II
and the modern generation

was rebuilt, and the city's industry was expanded. At the same time, Szczecin
became a major Polish industrial centre and an important seaport (particularly for Silesian coal) for Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany. Cultural expansion was accompanied by a campaign resulting in the "removal of all German traces".[97] In 1946 Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
prominently mentioned Szczecin
in his Iron Curtain speech: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste
in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent".[98] The 1962 Szczecin military parade led to a road traffic accident in which a tank of the Polish People's Army crushed bystanders, killing seven children and injuring many more.[99][100][101] The resultant panic in the crowd led to further injuries in the rush to escape. The incident was covered up for many years by the Polish communist authorities.[99][100][101] The city witnessed anti-communist revolts in 1970. In 1980, one of the four August Agreements, which led to the first legalisation of the trade union Solidarity, was signed in Szczecin. The introduction of martial law in December 1981 met with a strike by the dockworkers of Szczecin
shipyard, joined by other factories and workplaces in a general strike. All these were suppressed by the authorities.[102][103] Pope John Paul II
John Paul II
visited the city on 11 June 1987.[104] Another wave of strikes in Szczecin
broke out in 1988 and 1989, which eventually led to the Round Table Agreement and first semi-free elections in Poland. Szczecin
has been the capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
since 1999. Geography[edit] Climate[edit] Szczecin
has an oceanic climate ( Köppen climate classification
Köppen climate classification
Cfb) with cool winters and mild summers.

Climate data for Szczecin

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 2.6 (36.7) 3.9 (39) 8.1 (46.6) 14.0 (57.2) 19.1 (66.4) 21.4 (70.5) 24.1 (75.4) 23.5 (74.3) 18.7 (65.7) 13.4 (56.1) 7.0 (44.6) 3.3 (37.9) 13.26 (55.87)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.2 (31.6) 0.7 (33.3) 4.1 (39.4) 8.1 (46.6) 13.2 (55.8) 16.1 (61) 18.2 (64.8) 17.9 (64.2) 13.9 (57) 9.3 (48.7) 4.2 (39.6) 1.4 (34.5) 8.9 (48)

Average low °C (°F) −2.5 (27.5) −1.9 (28.6) 0.4 (32.7) 3.7 (38.7) 8.1 (46.6) 11.2 (52.2) 13.6 (56.5) 13.2 (55.8) 9.7 (49.5) 5.8 (42.4) 2.0 (35.6) −1.2 (29.8) 5.18 (41.33)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 36 (1.42) 28 (1.1) 36 (1.42) 35 (1.38) 48 (1.89) 62 (2.44) 65 (2.56) 53 (2.09) 44 (1.73) 37 (1.46) 40 (1.57) 45 (1.77) 529 (20.83)

Source: [2] date=April 2016

Architecture and urban planning[edit] Szczecin's architectural style is due to trends popular in the last half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century: Academic art
Academic art
and Art Nouveau. In many areas built after 1945, especially in the city centre, which had been destroyed due to Allied bombing, social realism is prevalent.

Façades in the rebuilt old town

The city has an abundance of green areas: parks and avenues – wide streets with trees planted in the island separating opposing traffic (where often tram tracks are laid); and roundabouts. Szczecin's city plan resembles that of Paris, mostly because Szczecin
was rebuilt in the 1880s according to a design by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who had redesigned Paris
under Napoléon III.[105] This pattern of street design is still used in Szczecin, as many recently built (or modified) city areas include roundabouts and avenues.[105]

Grumbkow's Palace

During the city's reconstruction in the aftermath of World War II, the communist authorities of Poland
wanted the city's architecture to reflect an old Polish Piast era. Since no buildings from that time existed, instead Gothic as well as Renaissance
buildings were picked as worthy of conservation.[106] The motivation behind this decision was that Renaissance
architecture was used by the Griffin
dynasty, which had Slavic roots and was seen to be of Piast extraction by some historians[107] (later the Piast myth was replaced by a local Griffin myth, whereby the Slavic roots of the Griffin
dynasty were to justify the post-war Polish presence in Pomerania).[107] This view was manifested, for example, by erecting respective memorials, and the naming of streets and enterprises,[108] while German traces were replaced by symbols of three main categories: Piasts, the martyrdom of Poles, and gratitude to the Soviet and Polish armies which had ended the Nazi German genocide of the Polish people.[109] The ruins of the former Griffin
residence, initially renamed "Piast Palace", also played a central role in this concept[107] and were reconstructed in Renaissance
style, with all traces of later eras removed.[110] In general, post- Renaissance
buildings, especially those from the 19th and early 20th centuries, were deemed unworthy of conservation until the 1970s,[106] and were in part used in the "Bricks for Warsaw" campaign (an effort to rebuild Warsaw
after it had been systematically razed following the Warsaw
Uprising): with 38 million bricks, Szczecin became Poland's largest brick supplier.[111] The Old Town was rebuilt in the late 1990s, with new buildings, some of which were reconstructions of buildings destroyed in World War II. The Gothic monuments preserved to this day are parts of European Route of Brick Gothic, along with monuments of other Pomeranian cities, e.g. Stargard, Kamień Pomorski, Sławno
and Chełmno. A portion of the Szczecin
Landscape Park
in the forest of Puszcza Bukowa lies within Szczecin's boundaries. Municipal administration[edit]

Szczecin's administrative divisions

The city is administratively divided into districts (Polish: dzielnica), which are further divided into smaller neighbourhoods. The governing bodies of the latter serve the role of auxiliary local government bodies called Neighbourhood
Councils (Polish: Rady Osiedla). Elections for neighbourhood councils are held up to six months after each City Council election. Voter turnout is rather low (on 20 May 2007 it ranged from 1.03% to 27.75% and was 3.78% on average). Councillors are responsible mostly for small infrastructure like trees, park benches, playgrounds, etc. Other functions are mostly advisory. Official list of districts

Dzielnica Śródmieście (City Centre) includes: Centrum, Drzetowo-Grabowo, Łękno, Międzyodrze-Wyspa Pucka, Niebuszewo-Bolinko, Nowe Miasto, Stare Miasto, Śródmieście-Północ, Śródmieście-Zachód, Turzyn.

Dzielnica Północ (North) includes: Bukowo, Golęcino-Gocław, Niebuszewo, Skolwin, Stołczyn, Warszewo, Żelechowa.

Dzielnica Zachód (West) includes: Arkońskie-Niemierzyn, Głębokie-Pilchowo, Gumieńce, Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, Osów, Pogodno, Pomorzany, Świerczewo, Zawadzkiego-Klonowica.

Dzielnica Prawobrzeże (Right-Bank) includes: Bukowe-Klęskowo, Dąbie, Kijewo, Osiedle Majowe, Osiedle Słoneczne, Płonia-Śmierdnica-Jezierzyce, Podjuchy, Wielgowo-Sławociesze, Załom, Zdroje, Żydowce-Klucz.

Other historical neighbourhoods[edit] Babin, Barnucin, Basen Górniczy, Błędów, Boleszyce, Bystrzyk, Cieszyce, Cieśnik, Dolina, Drzetowo, Dunikowo, Glinki, Grabowo, Jezierzyce, Kaliny, Kępa Barnicka, Kijewko, Kluczewko, Kłobucko, Kniewo, Kraśnica, Krzekoszów, Lotnisko, Łasztownia, Niemierzyn, Odolany, Oleszna, Podbórz, Port, os.Przyjaźni, Rogatka, Rudnik, Sienna, Skoki, Słowieńsko, Sosnówko, Starków, Stoki, Struga, Śmierdnica, os.Świerczewskie, Trzebusz, Urok, Widok, Zdunowo. Demographics[edit] Up to the end of World War II, the vast majority of the population of Stettin were Lutheran Protestants. Historically, the number of inhabitants doubled from 6,081 in 1720,[112] to 12,360 in 1740,[112] and reached 21,255 in 1812, with only 476 Catholics and 5 Jews.[112] By 1852 the population was 48,028,[112] and 58,487 ten years later (1861), including 1,065 Catholics and 1,438 Jews.[112] In 1885 it was 99,543,[73] and by 1905 it ballooned to 224,119 settlers (incl. the military), among them 209,152 Protestants, 8,635 Catholics and 3,010 Jews.[113] In the year of the invasion of Poland
the number of inhabitants reached 268,421 persons according to German sources including 233,424 Protestants, 10,845 Catholics, and 1,102 Jews.[73][114] The current population of Szczecin
by comparison was 406,427 in 2009.

Number of inhabitants over the centuries

Politics[edit] Recently, the city has favoured the centre right Civic Platform. Over two-thirds (64.54%) of votes cast in the second round of the 2010 presidential election went to the Civic Platform's Bronisław Komorowski,[115] and in the following year's Polish parliamentary election the party won 46.75% of the vote in the Szczecin
constituency with Law and Justice
Law and Justice
second garnering 21.66% and Palikot's Movement third with 11.8%.[116] Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from Szczecin[edit]

Sławomir Nitras, PO, former MP in the Polish lower house of Parliament. Bogusław Liberadzki, SLD-UP, economist, former Minister of Transport. Marek Gróbarczyk, PiS, engineer and manager, Minister of Maritime Economy.

Museums and galleries[edit]

Exposition centre "Przełomy" near the Old Town

National Museum in Szczecin
(Polish Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie) is the largest cultural institution in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It has branches:

The Main Building of Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie, Wały Chrobrego 3 Street.[117] Szczecin's History Museum (Polish Muzeum Historii Szczecina) in the Old Town Hall, Szczecin, Księcia Mściwoja II Street.[117] The Old Art Gallery of the National Museum, Staromłyńska Street 27.[117] The Museum of Contemporary Art, Staromłyńska 1 Street.[117] The Narrow Gauge Railway Exhibition in Gryfice[117] Planned investments: Dialogue Center Breakthroughs (Polish Centrum Dialogu Przełomy)[118] and Maritime Science Centre (Polish Muzeum Morskie – Centrum Nauki).

Literature Museum (Polish Muzeum Literatury)[119] EUREKA – the miracles of science.[120] The Castle Museum (Polish Muzeum Zamkowe) in the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin. Museum of Technique and Communication – Art Depot (Polish Muzeum Techniki i Komunikacji – Zajezdnia Sztuki).[121]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Interior of the Szczecin
Philharmonic, which opened in 2014

There are a few theatres and cinemas in Szczecin:

The Castle Cinema (Polish Kino Zamek) Pionier 1909 Cinema (Polish Kino Pionier 1909) Kana Theatre (Polish Teatr Kana) Modern Theatre (Polish Teatr Współczesny) Opera in the Castle (Polish Opera na Zamku) Polish Theatre (Polish Teatr Polski) The Cellar by the Vault Cabaret (Polish Kabaret Piwnica przy Krypcie) The Crypt Theatre (Polish Teatr Krypta) The Pleciuga Puppetry Theatre[122] (Polish Teatr Lalek Pleciuga) The Niema Theatre (Polish Teatr Niema) Szczecin

and many historic places as:

Bismarck tower Szczecin (ruins of) The Quistorp's Tower (Polish Wieża Quistorpa, German Quistorpturm) Napoleon
mound (at the intersection of Klonowica Street and Unii Lubelskiej Street)

Local cuisine[edit]

Pasztecik szczeciński
Pasztecik szczeciński
with clear borscht, a local fast food

The current local cuisine in Szczecin
was mostly shaped in the mid-20th century by people who settled in the city from other parts and regions of Poland, including the former Eastern Borderlands.[123] The most renowned dishes of the area are pasztecik szczeciński and paprykarz szczeciński.[124] Pasztecik szczeciński
Pasztecik szczeciński
is a deep-fried yeast dough stuffed with meat or vegetarian filling, served in specialised bars as a fast food. The first bar serving pasztecik szczeciński, Bar "Pasztecik" founded in 1969, is located on Wojska Polskiego Avenue 46 in the centre of Szczecin. Pasztecik szczeciński
Pasztecik szczeciński
is usually served with clear borscht.[124] Paprykarz szczeciński
Paprykarz szczeciński
is a paste made by mixing fish paste (around 50%) with rice, onion, tomato concentrate, vegetable oil, salt and a mixture of spices including chili powder to put it on a sandwich. It is available in most grocery stores in the country.[124] The word szczeciński in both names, pasztecik szczeciński and paprykarz szczeciński, is an adjective from the name of the city of Szczecin, the place of its origin. Sports[edit]

A stadium of Pogoń Szczecin

Athletics stadium

There are many popular professional sports teams in Szczecin
area. The most popular sport today is probably football (thanks to Pogoń Szczecin
being promoted to play in Ekstraklasa
in the 2012/2013 season). Amateur sports
Amateur sports
are played by thousands of Szczecin
citizens and also in schools of all levels (elementary, secondary, university). Professional teams[edit]

Pogoń Szczecin
Pogoń Szczecin
– football team ( Ekstraklasa
in the 2012/2013 season) King Wilki Morskie Szczecin
– basketball team Arkonia Szczecin – football team (5th league in the 2008/2009 season) Pogoń II Szczecin
Pogoń II Szczecin
– 2nd Pogoń football team (regional 6th league in the 2008/2009 season) KS Stal Szczecin
– 15 youth and junior teams, 1 senior, being in 4th regional league in the 2008/2009 season Pogoń '04 Szczecin
– futsal team (1st league of Polish futsal in the 2008/2009 season) KS Piast Szczecin
– women's volleyball team, (Seria A in the 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 seasons) Sandra Spa Pogoń Szczecin
Pogoń Szczecin
– handball men team playing in Superliga SPR Pogoń Szczecin
Pogoń Szczecin
– handball women team playing in Superliga, third place in 2014/2015 and second in 2015/2016 Łącznościowiec Szczecin - women’s handball team OSoT Szczecin
- trains Polish and foreign pole jumpers SEJK Pogoń Szczecin
Pogoń Szczecin
- sailing team Wicher Warszewo – futsal team playing in Środowiskowa Liga Futsalu (Futsal League) – two regional Futsal League: 2nd place in 2006/2007 season – promotion in the first regional Futsal League Husaria Szczecin
American football
American football
team playing in Polish American Football League Szczecin
Dukes – senior baseball team

As can be seen above, many teams in Szczecin
are named after Pogoń Lwów, a team from the Eastern Borderlands. Amateur leagues[edit]

Halowa Amatorska Liga Pilkarska – Hall Amateur Football League[125] Halowa Liga Pilki Noznej – Hall Football League Szczecinska Liga Amatorskiej Koszykowki – Szczecin
Amateur Basketball
League[126] Szczecinska Amatorska Liga Pilki Siatkowej – Szczecin
Amateur Volleyball League[127] – women league, 1st, 2nd and 3rd men league Elita Professional Sport – Elita Hall Football League[128] – 1st and 2nd league, futsal cup Kaskada Szczecin
Rugby Club – club rugby[129] – 7 and 15 league, rugby cup

Cyclic events[edit] Every year in September the men's tennis tournament Pekao Szczecin Open is held in Szczecin. Economy and transport[edit]

Former Niemierzyn tram depot – nowadays museum

Modern Solaris Urbino 18
Solaris Urbino 18

The S3 Expressway links Szczecin
with its airport (at Goleniów) and Baltic ferry terminal (in Świnoujście), as well as with the major cities of Western Poland
to the south – Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra

Air[edit] Szczecin
is served by Szczecin- Goleniów
"Solidarność" Airport, which is 47 kilometres (29 miles) northeast of central Szczecin. There is also a grass airstrip within city limits, the Szczecin-Dąbie Airstrip. Trams[edit] Main article: Trams in Szczecin Szczecin
has a tram network comprising 12 tram lines serving 95 tram stops and measuring 110.77 km (69 mi) in length. Tram transport is operated by the Tramwaje Szczecińskie
Tramwaje Szczecińskie
(TS). Szczecin's first horse tram opened in 1879, running from Gałczyńskiego Square to Staszica Street. In 1896 the first line using electric traction was opened. By 1900, the horse trams had been entirely replaced by electric trams. Buses[edit] Main article: Bus transport in Szczecin Szczecin
has a bus network of 70 bus routes. Bus transport is operated by 4 companies: SPA Dąbie, SPA Klonowica, SPPK and PKS Szczecin. Of all bus routes, 50 lines are designated as normal. At nighttime, Szczecin
is served by a night bus network of 16 routes. There are also 7 express bus lines, which do not serve all stops on their route. Roads[edit] The A6 motorway (recently upgraded) serves as the southern bypass of the city, and connects to the German A11 autobahn (portions of which are currently undergoing upgrade), from where one can reach Berlin
in about 90 minutes (about 150 km (93 mi)). Road connections with the rest of Poland
are of lower quality (no motorways), though the S3 Expressway has improved the situation after the stretch from Szczecin
to Gorzów Wielkopolski
Gorzów Wielkopolski
opened in 2010, and then another section connecting to A2 motorway opened in May 2014. Construction of express roads S6 and S10 to run east from Szczecin
has also started, though these roads will not be fully completed in the near future. Rail[edit] The main train station –  Szczecin
Główny railway station – is situated in the city centre (Kolumba Street). Szczecin
has good railway connections with "Solidarity" Szczecin– Goleniów
Airport and the rest of Poland, e.g., Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Poznań, Wrocław, Warsaw
and Gdańsk. Szczecin
is also connected with Germany
( Berlin
(Gesundbrunnen) and through Pasewalk
to Neubrandenburg
and Lübeck), but only by two single-track, non-electrified lines. Because of this, the rail connection between Berlin
and Szczecin
is much slower and less convenient than one would expect between two European cities of that size and proximity. Port[edit] The Port
of Szczecin
is the third largest port in Poland
and handles almost 10 million tons of cargo annually (data from 2006). This is a harbour of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
and the Oder
river. Education and science[edit]

Administration building of the Pomeranian Medical University

The monument of Jan Czekanowski, president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists (1923–1924), at the General Władysław Anders Square

University of Szczecin
University of Szczecin
(Polish: Uniwersytet Szczeciński) with 35.000 students, rector Waldemar Tarczyński West Pomeranian University of Technology
West Pomeranian University of Technology
(Polish: Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny) Pomeranian Medical University
Pomeranian Medical University
(Polish: Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny) Art Academy of Szczecin
Art Academy of Szczecin
(Polish: Akademia Sztuki) Maritime University of Szczecin
University of Szczecin
(Polish: Akademia Morska w Szczecinie) WSB Universities
WSB Universities
– WSB University in Poznań,[130] departments of Economics The West Pomeranian Business School (Polish: Zachodniopomorska Szkoła Biznesu) Higher School of Public Administration in Szczecin
(Polish: Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej w Szczecinie) High Theological Seminary in Szczecin
(Polish: Arcybiskupie Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Szczecinie) Higher School of Applied Arts (Polish: Wyższa Szkoła Sztuki Użytkowej) Academy of European Integration (Polish: Wyższa Szkoła Integracji Europejskiej) Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Turystyczna Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna TWP Wyższa Szkoła Języków Obcych Wyższa Szkoła Techniczno-Ekonomiczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa - Collegium Balticum Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa "OECONOMICUS" PTE Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Bangor University

Scientific and regional organisations[edit]

Western Pomeranian Institute (Polish: Instytut Zachodnio-Pomorski) Szczecin Scientific Society (Polish: Szczecińskie Towarzystwo Naukowe) local branches of Polish scientific societies in many disciplines, including Polish Philosophical Society, Polish Historical Society, Polish Philological Society, Polish Mathematical Society, Polish Economic Society, Polish Geographical Society, Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists, Polish Phytopathological Society, Polish Parasitological Society and many medical societies local branches of students' societies, e.g., AIESEC, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) and Polish Association of Dental Students

Famous people[edit]

Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
was born in Szczecin

Main article: List of people of Szczecin Over the long course of its history Szczecin
has been a place of birth and of residence for many famous individuals, including Empress Catherine the Great, composer Carl Loewe, writer Alfred Döblin, actress Dita Parlo, mathematician Hermann Günther Grassmann, Roman Catholic priest Carl Lampert, poet Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Helena Majdaniec
Helena Majdaniec
- "the queen of Polish Twist", and singer Violetta Villas. International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Poland Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] The twin towns and sister cities of Szczecin

Bari, Italy[131] Bremerhaven, Germany[131] Dalian, China[131] Dnipro, Ukraine[131] Esbjerg, Denmark[131][132]

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Germany[131] Greifswald, Germany[131][133] Jinan, China[131] Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom[131][134] Klaipėda, Lithuania[131]

Lübeck, Germany[131] Malmö, Sweden[131][135] Murmansk, Russia[131] Rostock, Germany[131] St. Louis, United States[131][136]


The fountain of the White Eagle

Czerwony Ratusz – Red Rathaus

Loitz tenement house

Pomeranian Dukes Castle

Tower of the castle

Pre-war tenements at Grodzka Street

Old Town

Tenement house in Szczecin

Jagiellońska Street

King's Gate

Main Post Office building

Provincial Office building

Maritime Academy in Szczecin

Police headquarters

Palace of the Pomeranian Land Owners

Joński Palace

Velthausen Palace

City Hall

The Old Art Gallery of Szczecin
National Museum

Central Cemetery - third biggest cemetery in Europe

See also[edit]

Towns near Szczecin: Stargard, Police, Gryfino, Goleniów, Pyrzyce, Cedynia, Chojna, Mieszkowice, Moryń, Trzcińsko-Zdrój, Nowe Warpno, Penkun
(Germany), Pasewalk
(Germany), Eggesin
(Germany), Gartz (Germany) Villages near Szczecin: Kolbacz, Przęsocin, Kołbaskowo Szczecin
Lagoon Międzyodrze-Wyspa Pucka Wkrzanska Forest Central Cemetery in Szczecin Ostrów Grabowski, an Oder
river island in Szczecin

References[edit] Explanatory notes[edit]

^ Spelling variants in medieval sources include:

Stetin,[5] recorded e.g. in 1133,[5] 1159,[5] 1177[5] Stetyn,[5] recorded, e.g., in 1188,[5] 1243[5] Stetim, 1237[6] Szcecin, 1273.[6] Stetina,[5] by Herbord[5] Sthetynensibus or Sthetyn, 1287, in Anglicised medieval Latin.[6] (The ending –ens–ibus means 'to the people of' in Latin.) Stetinum and Sedinum, still used in contemporary Latin
language references Stitin, recorded, e.g., in 1251,[5] in the Annales Ryensis,[5] in 1642[7] Stitinum, by Saxo Grammaticus[5] Stittinum Stytin,[5] in the Annales Colbacensis.[5]


See also: Bibliography of the history of Szczecin

Encyclopedia of Szczecin. Vol. I, A-O. Szczecin: University of Szczecin, 1999, ISBN 83-87341-45-2 (pl) Encyclopedia of Szczecin. Vol. II, P-Ż. Szczecin: University of Szczecin, 2000, ISBN 83-7241-089-5 (pl) Jan M. Piskorski, Bogdan Wachowiak, Edward Włodarczyk, A short history of Szczecin, Poznań
2002, ISBN 83-7063-332-3 (pl) Petre, F. Loraine. Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia
1806. London: Lionel Leventhal Ltd., 1993 (1907). ISBN 1-85367-145-2 (in German) Jan Musekamp: Zwischen Stettin und Szczecin – Metamorphosen einer Stadt von 1945 bis 2001 (Between Stettin and Szczecin – a town's metamorphoses from 1945 to 2005). Wiesbaden 2010 (restricted online preview), there is also a Polish edition Między Stettinem a Szczecinem. Metamorfoza miasta od 1945 do 2005. (in German) Martin Wehrmann: Geschichte der Stadt Stettin. Stettin 1911 (reprinted in 1993 by Weltbild Verlag, Augsburg, ISBN 3-89350-119-3). (in German) W. H. Meyer: Stettin in alter und neuer Zeit (Stettin in ancient and modern times). Stettin, 1887. (in German) Gustav Kratz: Die Städte der Provinz Pommern – Abriss ihrer Geschichte, zumeist nach Urkunden (The towns of the Province of Pomerania – Sketch of their history, mostly according to historical records). Berlin
1865 (reprinted in 2010 by Kessinger Publishing, U.S.A., ISBN 1-161-12969-3), pp. 376–412 (online) (in German) Fr. Thiede: Chronik der Stadt Stettin – Bearbeitet nach Urkunden und bewährtesten historischen Nachrichten (Chronicle of the town of Stettin – Worked out according to documents and reliable historical records). Stettin 1849 (online)

Bibliographical notes[edit]

^ German pronunciation: [ʃtɛˈtiːn]; Swedish: [stɛˈtiːn]. ^ "Population of Szczecin, Germany". Population.mongabay.com. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2013-03-12.  ^ "Strona domeny www.szczecin2016.pl". szczecin2016.pl. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Białecki, Tadeusz (1992). Historia Szczecina. Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich. pp. 9, 20–55, 92–95, 258–260, 300–306.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Gerard Labuda, Władysław Filipowiak, Helena Chłopocka, Maciej Czarnecki, Tadeusz Białecki, Zygmunt Silski, Dzieje Szczecina 1–4, Państwowe Wydawn. Nauk., 1994, p. 14, ISBN 83-01-04342-3 ^ a b c Wojciech Lizak, "Jak wywodzono nazwę Szczecina?", [1], last accessed 4/2/2011 ^ Merians anmüthige Städte-Chronik, das ist historische und wahrhaffte Beschreibung und zugleich Künstliche Abcontrafeyung zwantzig vornehmbster und bekantester in unserm geliebten Vatterland gelegenen Stätte, 1642 ^ Słownik etymologiczny nazw geograficznych Polski Profesor Maria Malec PWN 2003 ^ a b c Stanisław Rospond, Slawische Namenkunde Ausg. 1, Nr. 3, C. Winter, 1989, p. 162 ^ "Vikingar", Natur och Kultur 1995, ISBN 91-27-91001-6 (CD) ^ a b Jan M Piskorski, Pommern im Wandel der Zeiten, 1999, p. 52, ISBN 83-906184-8-6 OCLC 43087092 ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 11, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998, p. 473 "In the 8th and 9th centuries Szczecin was a Slavic fishing and commercial settlement in later named Western Pomerania
(Pomorze Zachodnie). During the 10th century, it was annexed to Poland
by Mieszko. ^ The Origins of Polish state.Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry. Professor Henry Lang, Polish Academic Information Center, University at Buffalo. info-poland.buffalo.edu ^ Jan M Piskorski, Pommern im Wandel der Zeiten, 1999, p. 36, ISBN 83-906184-8-6 OCLC 43087092 ^ Jan M Piskorski, Pommern im Wandel der Zeiten, 1999, pp. 31,36,43 ISBN 83-906184-8-6 OCLC 43087092: p. 31 (yrs 967-after 1000 AD):"[...] gelang es den polnischen Herrschern sicherlich nicht, Wollin und die Odermündung zu unterwerfen." p. 36: "Von 1119 bis 1122 eroberte er schließlich das pommersche Odergebiet mit Stettin, [...]" p. 43: "[...] während Rügen
1168 erobert und in den dänischen Staat einverleibt wurde." ^ Werner Buchholz, Pommern, Siedler, 1999, pp. 100–101, ISBN 3-88680-272-8 ^ Norbert Buske, Pommern, Helms Schwerin 1997, pp. 11ff, ISBN 3-931185-07-9 ^ Kyra T. Inachin, Die Geschichte Pommerns, Hinstorff Rostock, 2008, pp. 15ff, ISBN 978-3-356-01044-2: pp. 14–15:"Die westslawischen Stämme der Obroditen, Lutizen und Pomoranen konnten sich lange der Eroberung widersetzen. Die militärisch überlegenen Mächte im Norden und Osten, im Süden und im Westen übten jedoch einen permanenten Druck auf den südlichen Ostseeraum aus. Dieser ging bis 1135 hauptsächlich von Polen aus. Der polnische Herzog Boleslaw III Krzywousty (Schiefmund) unterwarf in mehreren Feldzügen bis 1121 pomoranisches Stammland mit den Hauptburgen Cammin und Stettin und drang weiter gen Westen vor." p. 17: Das Interesse Waldemars richtete sich insbesondere auf das Siedlungsgebiet der Ranen, die nördlich des Ryck
und auf Rügen
siedelten und die sich bislang gegen Eroberer und Christianisierungsversuche gewehrt hatten. [...] und nahmen 1168 an König Waldemar I. Kriegszug gegen die Ranen teil. Arkona wurde erobert und zerstört. Die unterlegenen Ranen versprachen, das Christentum anzunehmen, die Oberhoheit des Dänenkönigs anzuerkennen und Tribut zu leisten." ^ Malcolm Barber, "The two cities: medieval Europe, 1050–1320", Routledge, 2004, p. 330 books.google.com ^ An historical geography of Europe, 450 B.C.–A.D. 1330, Norman John Greville Pounds, Cambridge University Press
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Principal cities of Poland






Łódź Wrocław Poznań


Gdańsk Szczecin Bydgoszcz Lublin Katowice Białystok Gdynia Częstochowa Radom Sosnowiec Toruń Kielce


Gliwice Rzeszów Zabrze Olsztyn Bytom Bielsko-Biała Ruda Śląska Rybnik Tychy Dąbrowa Górnicza Gorzów Wielkopolski Płock Elbląg Opole Wałbrzych Zielona Góra Włocławek Tarnów Chorzów Koszalin Kalisz Legnica

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Counties of West Pomeranian Voivodeship

City counties

(capital) Koszalin Świnoujście

Land counties

Białogard Choszczno Drawsko Goleniów Gryfice Gryfino Kamień Kołobrzeg Koszalin Łobez Myślibórz Police Pyrzyce Sławno Stargard Świdwin Szczecinek Wałcz

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Geography of Pomerania



Western Pomerania West Pomeranian Voivodeship Pomerelia

Kashubia Pomorskie



Farther Pomerania Circipania Lauenburg and Bütow Land Lands of Schlawe and Stolp


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern West Pomeranian Voivodeship Pomeranian Voivodeship Złotów County



List of towns in Vorpommern List of towns in Farther Pomerania List of placenames in the Province of Pomerania





Gdańsk Gdynia Sopot

Szczecin Koszalin


Słupsk Stargard Stralsund Greifswald


Greifswalder Oie Hiddensee Rügen Ummanz Usedom Vilm Wolin


Fischland-Darß-Zingst Jasmund Hela Mönchgut Wittow


Dziwna Grabowa Ina Łeba Oder Parsęta Peene Peenestrom Randow Recknitz Rega Ryck Słupia Świna Tollense Trebel Uecker Vistula Wieprza


Lake Dąbie Lake Gardno Kummerower See Lake Łebsko Lake Miedwie

Bays, lagoons

Bay of Gdańsk Bay of Greifswald Bay of Pomerania Szczecin

National parks

Western Pomerania
Lagoon Area National Park Jasmund
National Park Lower Oder
Valley National Park Wolin
National Park Słowiński National Park

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History of Pomerania

10,000 BC – 600 AD 600–1100 1100–1300 1300–1500 1500–1806 1806–1933 1933–1945 1945–present


Western Pomerania Farther Pomerania (before 1945)

Billung March Northern March Principality of Rügen Duchy of Pomerania

House of Pomerania List of Dukes Cammin Gützkow Schlawe-Stolp Lauenburg-Bütow Partitions Pomerania-Stolp

Swedish Pomerania Brandenburgian Pomerania
(Draheim) Province of Pomerania

Neumark Köslin Region Stettin Region Stralsund
Region Posen-West Prussia
Region List of placenames


Zachodniopomorskie (after 1945)

Voivodeship Koszalin
Voivodeship Słupsk
Voivodeship West Pomeranian Voivodeship


Medieval duchies (Samborides) State of the Teutonic Order Royal Prussia
( Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship
1466–1772) Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
1807–1814 West Prussia Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship
1919–1939 (Polish Corridor) Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
1920–1939 Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia Pomeranian Voivodeship


Roman Catholic


Conversion of Pomerania Diocese of Kolberg (Congress of Gniezno) Diocese of Cammin Diocese of Culm Diocese of Roskilde Diocese of Włocławek
(Leslau) Prelature of Schneidemühl


Archdiocese of Berlin Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg Diocese of Pelplin


Protestant Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland Pentecostal Church in Poland Evangelical State Church in Prussia
(extinct) Pomeranian Evangelical Church
Pomeranian Evangelical Church


Archaeological cultures

Hamburg Maglemosian Ertebølle-Ellerbek Linear Pottery Funnelbeaker Havelland Corded Ware Comb Ceramic Nordic Bronze Age Lusatian Jastorf Pomeranian Oksywie Wielbark Gustow Dębczyn (Denzin)


Gepids Goths Lemovii Rugii Vidivarii Vistula
Veneti Slavic Pomeranians Prissani Rani Ukrani Veleti Lutici Velunzani German Pomeranians Kashubians Poles Slovincians

Major demographic events

Migration Period Ostsiedlung WWII flight and expulsion of Germans Post-WWII settlement of Poles
and Ukrainians

Languages and dialects

West Germanic

Low German

Low Prussian Central Pomeranian Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch East Pomeranian West Pomeranian

Standard German

West Slavic

Polabian Polish Pomeranian

Kashubian Slovincian



Kremmen (1236) Landin (1250) Kępno (1282) Soldin (1309) Templin (1317) Stralsund
(1354) Stralsund
(1370) Thorn (1411) Soldin (1466) Thorn (1466) Prenzlau (1448 / 1472 / 1479) Pyritz (1493)


Grimnitz (1529) Stettin (1570) Franzburg (1627) Stettin (1630) Westphalia (1648) Stettin (1653) Labiau (1656) Wehlau and Bromberg (1657) Oliva (1660) Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1679) Lund (1679)


Stockholm (1719 / 1720) Frederiksborg (1720) Kiel (1814) Vienna (1815) Versailles (1919) Potsdam (1945)

Coordinates: 53°25′57″N 14°32′53″E / 53.43250°N 14.54806°E / 53.43250; 14.54806

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 148927635 LCCN: n80163477 GND: 4057392-8 BNF: cb1197