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Szczecin, Poland


Szczecin was the final port for the Tall Ships Races in 2007, 2013 and 2017… and it will continue this trend in when it hosts the international fleet again in 2021. Over two million visitors came to the event in 2017, and 2021 is sure to prove just as popular.

Szczecin is one of the largest cities in the north of Poland. It’s known as Poland’s “green city of ecology” and it’s famous for its yachting. It’s surrounded by water and is situated on the banks of the Szczecin Lagoon, which is the country’s largest reservoir. The western Oder river flows into the lagoon, carrying waters from the Oder Basin, which covers nearly one third of the area of Poland.

Szczecin offers access to a number of higher education institutions, theatres, opera, museums and parks. Here, the sea meets inland waterways right in the city centre, with berthing facilities that receive ships from around the globe. Every year, the city organises a range of maritime events, including Sail Szczecin, and Old Timers’ Rally, and the Pyromagic Fireworks festival.

South of the city centre, kayakers can discover the charm of the Międzyodrze. It’s a 30 km long and 2 km wide unique area of picturesque marshes and winding canals.

Don’t forget to check out Szczecin’s Pinterest account too.

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