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Szczecin Audio-IPA-pl|Szczecin.ogg|'|sz|cz|e|ć|i|n ( _de. Stettin IPA| [Help:IPA| [ʃtɛˈtin] Audlisten|Stettin.ogg; _cs. Sztetëno IPA| [Help:IPA| [ʂtɛˈtənɔ] ; _la. Stetinum) is the capital city of West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. It is the country's seventh-largest city and the largest seaport in Poland on the Baltic Sea. As of the 2005 census the city had a total population of 420,638, but in 2007 407,811.
Szczecin is located on the Oder River, south of the Lagoon of Szczecin and the Bay of Pomerania. The city is situated along the southwestern shore of Dąbie Lake, on both sides of Oder and on several large islands between western and eastern branch of the river. Szczecin borders with Police - a district town situated at an estuary of the Oder River.
The city is on the European Route of Brick Gothic.
Origins of the name
The most likely origin of the name is considered to be the Polish words Szczyt or Szczeć-the first being the name of a hill peak, the second being a description of grass [http://slowniki.pwn.pl/poradnia/lista.php?kat=7&od=40] . In Latin, the city is known as "Stetinum". Early medieval sources show: "Stetin" 1133, "Stetyn" 1188, "Priznoborus vir nobilis in Stetin, Symon nobilis Stettinensis" 1234, "in vico Stetin" 1240, "Barnim Dei gratia dux Pomeranorum... civitati nostri Stetin" 1243, "Stityn" 1251, "Sigillum Burgoncium de Stitin" municipal seal of the 13th century.
Because Wartislaw IV, Duke of Pomerania founded the city of "Neustettin" (literally "New Stettin", now "Szczecinek") in 1310, the original Szczecin was sometimes called "Old Szczecin" ( _pl. Stary Szczecin; _de. Altes Stettin).
Historical and cultural milieu of the city spanning a thousand years [AIESEC, [http://www.szczecin.aiesec.pl/Default.aspx?tabid=5770 History of Szczecin] ] have been shared by more than one nationality. [Akademickie Centrum Informatyki, [http://www.szn.pl/historia/history.html The history of Szczecin,] 1997] The history of Szczecin began at the turn of the 7th and 8th centuries with a Slavic settlement
[Szczecin City Hall, Municipal Government Office, [http://www.szczecin.pl/inwestor/uk/1_uk/uk_1_1.htm A little bit about the history of the City,] Szczecin 2002.] on today's Castle Hill growing into a fortified borough in the 8th century at the ford of Oder River. Prince Mieszko I of Poland took control over the region in the years 967–972.] Around 1005 a Pomeranian pagan rebellion took place. In approximately 1080 the area was again incorporated into the holdings of Piast dynasty.
After the decline of Wolin in the 12th century, Szczecin became one of the more important and powerful seaports of the Baltic Sea south coasts, with population of some 5,000 inhabitants. In 1121–1122 the city came under the influence of Boleslaus III of Poland who invited the Catholic bishop Otto of Bamberg to baptize its citizens. The Christianization mission was carried out in 1124. This second period of Polish feudal sovereignty over the Western Pomerania and Szczecin lasted 60 years (1121-1181).
Wartislaw I, Duke of Pomerania is recorded to be the local duke. Wartislaw managed to expand his duchy westward, thereby forming the territorial body of the later Duchy of Pomerania, and organized the second visit of Otto in 1128. At this time the first Christian church of St. Peter and Paul was erected. The duchy was for the centuries being ruled by the "Griffins" dynasty (House of Pomerania), of which Wartislaw I is the first definite ancestor. Stettin was made the capital of the duchy and did not lose this status even during the partitions of Pomerania, when Pomerania-Stettin comprised large portions of the duchy and always was seat of Pomeranian dukes. As a result, Stettin was chosen to stay capital even in the Prussian Province of Pomerania set up after the 1637 death of the last Pomeranian duke. see|Dukes of Pomerania
In the second half of the 12th century, a group of German tradesmen (from various parts of the Holy Roman Empire) settled in the city around St. Jacob's Church, which was founded by Beringer, a trader from Bamberg, and consecrated in 1187. After the 1164 Verchen battle, Stettin dukes joined in to Saxony and in 1181 Stettin became part of the Holy Roman Empire. For centuries the dukes invited West and Central German settlers to colonize Pomeranian wastelands and to found towns and villages ("see Ostsiedlung"). Duke Barnim of Pomerania granted a local government charter to this community in 1237, separating the Germans from the Slavic majority community settled around the St. Nicholas Church (in the neighborhoods of Chyzin, Uber-Wiken, and Unter-Wiken). Barnim granted Stettin Magdeburg rights in 1243. Around that time the major ethnic group of the city had become German, while the Slavic population decreased.
Stettin joined the Hanseatic League in 1278. By the 1630s the city and surrounding area that hadn't been already German had become completely Germanized.
After the extinction of the Griffits dynasty, Stettin, along with the rest of Western Pomerania, was granted to Sweden at the Peace of Westphalia (1648), despite the protests of Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg, who had a legal claim to inherit all of Pomerania. In 1720 after the Great Northern War, the Swedes were forced to cede the city to King Frederick William I of Prussia. Stettin developed into a major Prussian city and became part of the Prussian-led German Empire in 1871. In 1939 Stettin had about 400,000 inhabitants. It was Germany's third-biggest seaport (after Hamburg and Bremen) and was of great importance for the supply and trade of Berlin. Cars of the Stoewer automobile company were produced in Stettin from 1899 - 1945.
In 1935 the German 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. During the 1939 invasion of Poland, which started World War II in Europe, Stettin was the base for the German 2nd Motorized Infantry Division, which cut across the Polish Corridor. 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, seaport and industries.
The Soviet Red Army captured the city on April 26, 1945. Many of the city's inhabitants fled before its capture, and Stettin was virtually deserted when it fell. In the following month the city was handed over to Polish administration three times, permanently on July 5, 1945. In the meantime part of the German population had returned, believing it might become part of the Soviet occupation zone in Germany. Stettin is located mostly west of the Oder-Neisse line, which was to be Poland's new border according to the Potsdam Conference. However, most of Pomerania, including all of Stettin and the mouth of the Oder River, was awarded to Poland.
The Polish authorities were led by Piotr Zaremba. Many of the remaining Germans were forced to work in Soviet military camps that were outside of Polish jurisdiction. In the early 1950s, most of Stettin's Germans were expelled from the city, although there was a significant German minority for the next 10 years.
In 1945 the Polish community in Stettin consisted of a few citizens from the pre-war population as well as forced laborers from the General government. The city's German population was expelled and Stettin was resettled with Poles, many of whom came from around Poznań and Bydgoszcz, where their homes had been destroyed under the German occupation and the fighting during the East Prussian Offensive. Additional Poles were moved to the city from Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union. This settlement process was coordinated by the city of Poznań, and Stettin's name was changed to the Polish name Szczecin. In 1947, after Operation Vistula, a significant number of Ukrainians came to Szczecin, having been forced by the Communist government to leave eastern Poland.
The new citizens of Szczecin rebuilt and extended the city's industry and industrial areas, as well as its cultural heritage, although efforts were hampered by the authorities of Communist Poland. Szczecin became a major industrial centre for Poland, as well as an important seaport for Poland (especially for Silesian coal), Czechoslovakia, and East Germany. The city witnessed anti-communist revolts in 1970 and 1980 and participated in the growth of the Solidarity movement during the 1980s. Since 1999 Szczecin has been the capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Architecture and urban planning
Szczecin's architectural style is mainly influenced by those of the last half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century: 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.
Urban planning of Szczecin is unusual. The first thing observed by a newcomer is abundance of green areas: parks and avenues – wide streets with trees planted in the island separating opposite traffic (where often tram tracks are laid); and roundabouts. This makes Szczecin's city project quite similar to that of Paris. The reason is, Szczecin (like Paris) was rebuilt in the 1880s using a design by Georges-Eugène Haussmann.
This course of designing streets in Szczecin is still used, as many recently built (or modified) city areas include roundabouts and avenues.
Within Szczecin's boundaries is part of the protected area called Szczecin Landscape Park in the forest of Puszcza Bukowa.
The city is administratively divided into boroughs (Polish: "dzielnica"), which are further divided into smaller neighbourhoods. The governing bodies of the latter serve the role of auxiliary local government bodies called "Neighborhood Councils" (Polish: "Rady Osiedla"). Elections for Neighborhood Councils are held up to six months after each City Council elections. Attendance is rather low (on May 20 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. [http://www.szczecin.pl/rada/rady/adres.htm Official list of districts]
Dzielnica Śródmieście (City Centre)
Centrum, Drzetowo-Grabowo, Łękno, Międzyodrze-Wyspa Pucka, Niebuszewo-Bolinko, Nowe Miasto, Stare Miasto, Śródmieście Północ, Śródmieście-Zachód, Turzyn.
Dzielnica Północ (North)
Bukowo, Golęcino-Gocław, Niebuszewo, Skolwin, Stołczyn, Warszewo, Żelechowa.
Dzielnica Zachód (West)
Głębokie-Pilchowo, Gumieńce, Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, os.Arkońskie-Niemierzyn, Osów, Pogodno, Pomorzany, Świerczewo, os.Zawadzkiego-Klonowica.
Dzielnica Prawobrzeże (Right-Bank)
Bukowe-Klęskowo, Dąbie, Majowe-Kijewo, Płonia-Śmierdnica-Jezierzyce, Podjuchy, os.Słoneczne, Wielgowo-Sławociesze, Załom, Zdroje, Żydowce-Klucz.
Other historical neigbourhoods
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.
*12th century: 5,000 inhabitants
*1720: 6,000 inhabitants
*1740: 12,300 inhabitants
*1816: 21,500 inhabitants
*1843: 37,100 inhabitants
*1861: 58,500 inhabitants
*1872: 76,000 inhabitants
*1890: 116,228 inhabitants [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_International_Encyclopedia]
*1900: 210,680 inhavitants (including annexed suburbs) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_International_Encyclopedia]
*1910: 236,113 inhabitants [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_International_Encyclopedia]
*1939: 382,000 inhabitants
*1945: 260,000 inhabitants (German population largely expelled, plus war losses.)
*1950: 180,000 inhabitants (drop due to continuing expulsions of Germans)
*1960: 269,400 inhabitants (settling of Poles)
*1970: 338,000 inhabitants
*1975: 369,700 inhabitants
*1980: 388,300 inhabitants
*1990: 412.600 inhabitants
*1995: 418.156 inhabitants
*2000: 415,748 inhabitants
*2002: 415,117 inhabitants
*2003: 414,032 inhabitants
*2004: 411,900 inhabitants
*2005: 411,119 inhabitants
*2007: 407,811 inhabitants
=Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from Szczecin=
* Zdzisław Chmielewski, PO, historian, rector of University of Szczecin.
* Bogusław Liberadzki, SLD-UP, economist, minister of transport.
* Sylwester Chruszcz, LPR, architect and politician, elected in Silesian constituency, but lives in Szczecin.
Szczecin has three shipyards (Stocznia Remontowa Gryfia, Stocznia Pomerania, Stocznia Szczecińska), of which one is the biggest in Poland (Stocznia Szczecińska, which five years ago went bankrupt and was reinstated. It has a fishing industry and a steel mill. It is served by Szczecin-Goleniów "Solidarność" Airport and by the Port of Szczecin, third biggest port of Poland. It is also home to several major companies. Among them is the major food producer Drobimex, Polish Steamship Company, producer of construction materials Komfort, Bosman brewery and Cefarm drug factory. It also houses several of the "new business" firms of the IT branch.
There is a popular public transit system operating throughout Szczecin including a bus network and electric trams.
Major cultural events in Szczecin are:
* Days of the Sea (Polish "Dni Morza") held every June.
* Street Artists' Festival (Polish "Festiwal Artystów Ulicy") held every July.
* Days of The Ukrainian Culture (Polish "Dni Kultury Ukraińskiej") held every May.
* Air show on Dabie airport held every May.
* National Museum in Szczecin (Polish "Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie") collects arts, old jewelry, military equipment. It has three branches:
** Museum of the City of Szczecin (Polish "Muzeum Miasta Szczecina").
** Maritime Museum (Polish "Muzeum Morskie").
** Gallery of Contemporary Arts (Polish "Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej").
* Museum of the Szczecin Archidiocese (Polish "Muzeum Archidiecezjalne w Szczecinie") collects sacral arts and historical documents.
** EUREKA - the miracles of science. [http://www.us.szc.pl/eureka EUREKA]
Arts and entertainment
* Bismarck tower Szczecin
* Kana Theatre (Polish "Teatr Kana")
* Modern Theatre (Polish "Teatr Współczesny")
* Opera in the Castle (Polish "Opera na Zamku")
* Polish Theatre (Polish "Teatr Polski")
* (ruins of) The Quistorp's Tower (Polish "Wieża Quistorpa", German "Quistorpturm")
* The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin (Polish "Zamek Książąt Pomorskich w Szczecinie")
* The Castle Cinema (Polish "Kino Zamek")
* The Cellar by the Vault Cabaret (Polish "Kabaret Piwnica przy Krypcie")
* The Crypt Theatre (Polish "Teatr Krypta")
Education and science
* University of Szczecin (Polish "Uniwersytet Szczeciński") with 35.000 students, rector Zdzisław Chmielewski
* Technical University of Szczecin (Polish "Politechnika Szczecińska")
* Pomeranian Medical University (Polish "Pomorska Akademia Medyczna")
* University of Agriculture in Szczecin (Polish "Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie")
* Branch of Academy of Music in Poznań (Polish "Akademia Muzyczna w Poznańiu")
* Maritime University of Szczecin (Polish "Akademia Morska w Szczecinie")
* 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
cientific and regional organizations
* Western Pomeranian Institute (Polish "Instytut Zachodnio-Pomorski")
* Szczecin Scientific Society (Polish "Szczecińskie Towarzystwo Naukowe")
There are many popular professional sports team in Szczecin area. The most popular sport today is probably football (thanks to Pogoń Szczecin just promoted to play in the 1st league in season 2004/2005). Amateur sports are played by thousands of Szczecin citizens and also in schools of all levels (elementary, secondary, university).
* Pogoń Szczecin - football team (4th regional league in season 2007/2008)
* Arkonia Szczecin - football team (4th league in season 2003/2004)
* Pogoń II Szczecin - 2nd Pogoń football team (regional 4th league in season 2007/2008)
* KS Stal Szczecin - 15 youth and junior teams, 1 senior, being in 4th regional league in season 2007/2008
* Pogoń Nowa Szczecin - regional league "B klasa" - a fans answer for bad politics of 1st league team - it is based on players from Szczecin, not on Brazilians like the Pogoń team used to be in 2005/2006
* KS Piast Szczecin - women's volleyball team, (Seria A in season 2003/2004 and 2004/2005)
* Łącznościowiec Szczecin - women's handball team playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Women's Handball League: 9th place in 2003/2004 season
* Wicher Warszewo - futsal team playing in Środowiskowa Liga Futsalu (Futsal League) - 2 regional Futsal League: 2th place in 2006/2007 season - promotion in the first regional Futsal League
* Husaria Szczecin - American football team playing in Polish American Football League
* Halowa Amatorska Liga Pilkarska - Hall Amateur Football League [http://www.halp.com.pl]
* Halowa Liga Pilki Noznej- Hall Football League
* Szczecinska Liga Amatorskiej Koszykowki - Szczecin Amateur Basketball League [http://www.infoludek.pl/slak]
* Szczecinska Amatorska Liga Pilki Siatkowej - Szczecin Amateur Volleyball League [http://www.salps.home.pl] - women league, 1st, 2nd and 3rd men league
* Elita Professional Sport - Elita Hall Football League [http://www.futsal.szczecina.pl] - 1st and 2nd league, futsal cup
* Kaskada Szczecin Rugby Club - club rugby [http://www.kaskada.szczecin.pl] - 7 and 15 league, rugby cup
The sister cities of Szczecin are:
* Bremerhaven, Germany
* Rostock, Germany
* Dalian, China
* Esbjerg, Denmark
[esbjergkommune.dk accessed Feb-2008] ]
* Kingston upon Hull, UK
* Malmö, Sweden
* Murmansk, Russia
* St. Louis, Missouri, USA
*Ernst Bader, June 7, 1914, - August 10, 1999 (actor and songwriter)
*Johannes Theodor Baargeld, October 9, 1892 - August 16 or 17, 1927, (painter and poet)
*Max Berg, April 17, 1870 - 22 January 1947, (Architect)
*Michael Bürsch, b. June 3, 1942 (Politician )
*Catherine the Great (1729-1796), empress of Russia, born in Stettin in 1729
*Heinrich Philipp August Damerow (1798 - 1866), psychiatrist
*Helga Deen, April 6, 1925 - July 16, 1943
*Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), writer
*Carl August Dohrn (1806–1892), entomologist
*Felix Anton Dohrn, September 29, 1840 - September 26, 1909, first director of the Stazione Zoologica, Naples, Italy.
*Sophie Marie Dorothea Auguste Louise of Württemberg (1759-1828), the second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia
*Fritz Gerlich, February 15, 1883 - 30 June 1934, journalist
*Heinrich George (1893-1946), actor born in Stettin on October 9, 1893
*Otto von Gierke, January 11, 1841 - October 10, 1921, historian
*Friedrich Gilly (1772-1800), architect
*Wolf Gold (1889-1956), rabbi
*Hermann Günther Grassmann (1809-1877) mathematician, physicist, linguist, scholar, and neohumanist
*Oscar Hammerstein I (1847-1919), artist
*Carl Gustav Friedrich Hasselbach (1809-1882), mayor of Magdeburg
*Theodor Hildebrandt, July 2, 1804 - 1874, painter
*Michael Holm, July 29, 1943, singer and songwriter
*Leon Jessel, January 22, 1871 - January 4, 1942, composer
*Knut Kiesewetter, born September 13, 1941, musician
*Franz Theodor Kugler, January 19, 1808 - March 18, 1858, art historian
*Kurt Kuhnke (1910—1969), motorcyclist
*Monika Lennartz (born in 1938), actress with the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin
*Carl Loewe (1796–1869) composer, lived in Stettin
*Traugott Konstantin Oesterreich (1880-1949), religious parapsychologist and philosopher
*Wolfhart Pannenberg (born 1928), Christian theologian
*Dita Parlo, September 4, 1906 - December 13, 1971, film actress
*Robert Prutz, May 30, 1816 - 21 June 1872, poet
*Franz San Galli (1824-1908), inventor of radiator (central heating system)
*Werner Seelenbinder, August 2, 1904 - October 24, 1944, politician
*Manfred Stolpe (born 1936), former Prime Minister of Brandenburg and Federal Minister in the government of Gerhard Schröder (2002-2005)
* Carl Ludwig Schleich (1859-1922), author
*Christian Tomuschat (born 1936), expert in international law, professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin
*Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, May 5, 1898 – 19 November 1958, film actor
* Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784-1877), Prussian Field Marshal
*Ernst Zitelmann, August 7, 1852 - November 28, 1923, jurist
* Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński (1905-1953)
* Chava Alberstein (*1947), Israeli singer and composer of songs
* Piotr Andrejew (*1947), Polish screenwriter and film director, born in Szczecin
* Janusz Kijowski, (*1947) film director, born in Szczecin
* Ryszard Kotla (*1947) historian, travel writer, journalist, engineer, born in Szczecin-Dąbie
* Jerzy Zielinski (*1950) Polish cinematographer active in Hollywood, born on January 8, 1950 in Szczecin
* Wojciech Kulikowski artist (1954)
* Kasia Nosowska (*1971), singer of Szczecin-based rock band Hey
* Grzegorz Mroz (*December 18, 1983)
* Towns near Szczecin: Stargard Szczeciński, Police, Poland, 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
* Wkrzanska Forest
* W. H. Meyer, "Stettin in alter und neuer Zeit" (Stettin, 1887)
* Jan M. Piskorski, Bogdan Wachowiak, Edward Włodarczyk: "A short history of Szczecin", Poznań 2002, ISBN 83-7063-332-3.
* [http://www.szczecin.pl/ Szczecin City Official website (in Polish, some material available in English, German and Danish)]
* [http://www.przewodnik.szczecin.pl Guide - Szczecin]
* [http://www.szczecin.xt.pl Page about the city of Szczecin. (pl, en languages)]
* [http://chefmoz.org/Poland/ZP/Szczecin/ ChefMoz Dining Guide - Szczecin]
* [http://katalog.wp.pl/www/Katalog_Regionalny/Szczecin/ Wirtualna Polska - Szczecin]
* [http://katalog.onet.pl/8085,geo.html Ogólnolnopolski Katalog Onetu OKO - Szczecin]
* [http://www.infoludek.pl Website providing information about local events - concerts, exhibitions, theater and opera plays]
* [http://www.clubbing.szn.pl Up to date information about events in Szczecin - clubs, concerts, exhibitions, theater and cinema]
* [http://www.dni-morza.pl Dni Morza, The Tall Ships' Races and Szczecin Sea Days Festival]
* [http://www.juwenalia-szczecin.pl Website with indepth information about the Juvenile student and college events in Szczecin]
* [http://www.glosszczecinski.com.pl/ Głos Szczeciński, regional daily newspaper]
* [http://www.kurier.szczecin.pl/ Kurier Szczeciński, regional daily newspaper]
* [http://www.plama.pl/ Radio Eska Szczecin, regional radio station]
* [http://www.radio.szczecin.pl/ Polskie Radio Szczecin, regional radio station]
* [http://szczecin.tvp.com.pl/, Regional TV station]
* [http://miasta.gazeta.pl/szczecin/ local edition of Gazeta Wyborcza]
* [http://www.wizjer.szczecin.pl/ Wizjer Szczeciński, local web informant]
* [http://www.wirtualny.szczecin.pl/ Wirtualny Szczecin]
* [http://www.forum.szczecin.pl/ Forum dyskusyjne miasta Szczecin]
* [http://www.oszczecinie.pl/ oSzczecinie.pl - local website]
History and culture
* [http://www.zamek.szczecin.pl/ Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin (Polish, German, English)]
* [http://www.opera.szczecin.pl/ Opera in the Castle]
* [http://www.teatrpolski.szczecin.pl/ Polish Theatre]
* [http://www.wspolczesny.szczecin.pl/ Modern Theatre]
* [http://www.kana.art.pl/ Kana Theatre]
*Bismarck tower Szczecin
* [http://www.bismarcktuerme.de/website/Galerie/Galerieseiten/Stettin.html Official website of the Bismarcktowers (Stettin)]
Economy and transportation
* [http://www.port.szczecin.pl/ Szczecin-Świnoujscie Seaport]
* [http://www.polferries.com.pl/ Polferries - Polska Żegluga Bałtycka]
* [http://www.unityline.pl/ UnityLine]
* [http://www.airport.szczecin.pl/ Szczecin-Goleniów Airport]
Education and Science
* [http://sus.univ.szczecin.pl/~dwz/DWZ_en.htm University of Szczecin]
* [http://www.ps.pl/anowe/dummy/index.php?id=882 Technical University of Szczecin]
* [http://www.pam.szczecin.pl/index_en.php Medical Academy of Szczecin]
* [http://www.wsm.szczecin.pl/eng/ Maritime University of Szczecin]
* [http://www.ar.szczecin.pl/en/ University of Agriculture in Szczecin]
* [http://www.wsie.pl/en_open_home.php?module=en_main.inc Academy of European Integration]
* [http://www.zpsb.szczecin.pl/english/english.html The West Pomeranian Business School in Szczecin]
* [http://www.wsap.szczecin.pl/english.html Higher School of Public Administration in Szczecin]
* [http://pogonszczecin.pl/ Pogoń Szczecin 1st league football team]
* [http://www.szczecin.kbf.pl/ Local companies in Szczecin & Szczecin Area]
* [http://www.pogodno.szczecin.pl/ The photographs of Szczecin-Pogodno]