Historical Museum of Szczecin
The castle accommodates the Castle Museum . Its star exhibits are six spectacular sarcophagi of the Pomeranian dukes. These large tin...
Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes
The mother of all Szczecin monuments is the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes. This vast, blocky building looms over the Old Town, but the...
Cathedral Basilica of St James
Head downhill from the city centre to explore Szczecin’s 12th-century cathedral, partially destroyed by Red Army shells in 1945 and...
Classy wine bar offering outdoor seating overlooking the square in front of the town hall and it serves up beer, spirits and wine,...
Haga specialises in very filling Dutch pancakes – over 400 varieties of ’em, served up in a dining room decorated with old wall clocks...
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Historical Museum of Szczecin information
A short walk south will bring you to the 15th-century Gothic Town Hall , one of the most architecturally fascinating buildings in the city with its monster red-brick gable. This is the only relic of the Old Town, having miraculously survived the near-total destruction of the surrounding streets in WWII. Szczecin never enjoyed the meticulous postwar reconstruction of other Polish cities, but the Old Town has been partially recreated with an attractive line of stylised burghers’ houses right behind the Town Hall (in striking contrast to the unbecoming communist-era blocks opposite). The area is populated with a few fashionable cafes and upmarket bars, but remains quiet most of the time.
The Town Hall is home to the Historical Museum, a well-curated exhibition filling the light-filled interior. The most fascinating exhibit is a medieval treasure trove unearthed in 2001 during building works elsewhere in the city, a multimillion-dollar collection of silver coins, buttons, rings and other jewellery – and the small iron pot the loot was stashed in.