Arriving @ Stettin (Poland)

Our first town in Poland was Szczecin (or Stettin in German) at the river Oder. The city was heavily damaged during WWII and only partly rebuilt, which can easily be seen in town. Nevertheless we enjoyed the lively atmosphere.

After travelling through a very remote area of Germany on kilometres of cobbled road we had reached the border to Poland in the middle of a vast forest. Somehow we always take these little border crossings without intention.

St. Jabob’s Church
Ducal castle of Szczecin

The Ducal Castle was the seat of the dukes of Pomerania-Stettin of the House of Pomerania (called the Griffins), who ruled the Duchy of Pomerania from 1121 to 1637.

Ducal castle of Szczecin

Old town hall
At the Haken Terrace with the red building of the voivodeship (province government)
View from the Haken Terrace overlooking the river
We had parked on the other side of the river Oder where a fun fair was set up. When an open air disco started just next to us, we were not so sure anymore that this is a good place for the night. In the end we left in the middle of the night and found a more quiet spot where we could get some sleep.
Iced coffee and apple cake!

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