West Pomeranian Voivodeship Culture & history

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Szczecin Underground Routes and Old Town Private WalkingTour

1. Szczecin Underground Routes and Old Town Private WalkingTour

Discover the significance of Szczecin in World War II on a tour through its underground passages. The occupying German forces built an anti-aircraft shelter underneath the city in 18th-century tunnels which has survived to the present day. The shelter was used during air raids and could accommodate 5000 civilians. Enter the shelter and discover a variety of exhibitions, mannequins, photos, and movies played with special sounds and lights. Learn about its use in World War II in an exciting way. Walk along the "World War II Route” with the shelter as the main attraction. Afterwards, follow your guide to the Old Town where you can admire the medieval sights of the city, including the beautiful views of the Odra River from Bulwar Piastowski and see the beautiful Market Sienny Square. For those who want to see more, there is a 3-hour option which includes an additional special route in the underground shelter. This route highlights the use of the shelter during the Cold War and life during Communist times.

Szczecin: Medieval Old Town Private Walking Tour

2. Szczecin: Medieval Old Town Private Walking Tour

Hear legends, facts, and stories of the Duchy of Pomerania and discover the remains of the city fortifications while walking with your private guide. Start the trail at Plac Andersa where you will discover some monuments hidden by the trees and plants in the park. See some Roman Catholic churches, admire their stunning towers and take a look at the interior of the Church of St. Wojciech. Next, find the Water Gate, a fantastic fountain which has a colorful water show after sunset. See the great 14th-century Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle. Pass by the former noble residences and ornate houses of the Old Town, including the decorative Loitz's Tenement, now home to the State High School of Visual Arts. Walk towards the Odra River to see the Market Sienny Square with its magnificent Town Hall. Follow your guide to one of the best views in the city at Bulwar Piastowski. Then make your way the pride of Szczecin, the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle. Finally, admire the beautifully-decorated buildings and finally stroll down the Wały Chrobrego promenade.

Szczecin Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle Private Walking Tour

3. Szczecin Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle Private Walking Tour

Meet your knowledgeable local guide and explore the top attraction of Szczecin, the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle. The castle has five wings and two courtyards. Acting as a cultural institution it organizes an array of cultural events: concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, conferences and meetings. The site serves also to educate visitors about the history of West Pomerania. Walk through the courtyards of the castle, which are preserved from medieval times. After visiting the castle, follow your guide to one of the most beautiful sites in Szczecin, Wały Chrobrego Promenade. On the way, you will pass also the Tower of Seven Coats. This is one of the few remaining parts of the cities medieval fortifications. To see more of the city, choose a 3-hour option where you will continue from Wały Chrobrego Promenade and follow your guide to the Karłowicz Philharmonic Szczecin. Created in vanguard style with geometric parts and fascinating architecture inside. At the end of this trip you will also see the emblematic sundial in front of the Royal Gate as the heart of Old Town Szczecin.

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A very informative and entertaining tour. The guide is extremely well qualified with in-depth knowledge and excellent knowledge of German.

Very nice city guide with a good knowledge of the city and its history. Recommended !!!