Szczecin

The stone near Szczecin Cathedral commemorating the Kashubians (a Lehitic peoples), with an image of the Pomeranian Griffin
Szczecin Cathedral, built in the 14th century
Szczecin Castle, the seat of the dukes of the House of Griffin, which was founded by Duke Wartislaw I
View of the city with fortifications, 1581
The city's fortifications, as seen in 1642
Late 19th-century view of the city's riverfront
Sedina Monument (1899-1913) — Sedina was a personification of the city, symbolizing maritime trade and commerce
The city centre in 1945
View of the Old Town from the Oder river. Most of the medieval buildings in the city centre were completely destroyed during World War II. The Ducal Castle can be seen in the background
Monument to Polish Endeavor (Pomnik Czynu Polaków), dedicated to three Generations of Poles in Western Pomerania: the pre-war Poles in Szczecin, the Poles who rebuilt the city after World War II and the modern generation
Szczecin Shipyard workers' strike against the communist government authorities in Poland, August 1980
Façades in the rebuilt old town
Grumbkow's Palace
Szczecin's administrative divisions
Exposition centre "Przełomy" near the Old Town
Pasztecik szczeciński with clear borscht, a local fast food
Szczecin gingerbread
Stadium of Pogoń Szczecin during reconstruction (as of 2021)
Netto Arena
Athletics stadium
Former Niemierzyn tram depot – nowadays museum
Modern Solaris Urbino 18 buses
The S3 Expressway links Szczecin with its airport (at Goleniów) and Baltic ferry terminal (in Świnoujście), as well as with the major cities of Western Poland to the south – Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra
Administration building of the Pomeranian Medical University
The monument of Jan Czekanowski, president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists (1923–1924), at the General Władysław Anders Square
Catherine the Great was born in Szczecin
Chrobry Embankment
Szczecin City Hall
Red City Hall
The fountain of the White Eagle
Tower of the castle
The Feliks Nowowiejski Complex of Music Schools in Szczecin
Tenement house in Szczecin
Jagiellońska Street
Main Post Office building
Provincial Office building
Main police headquarters
Palace of the Pomeranian Land Owners
Joński Palace
The Old Art Gallery of Szczecin National Museum
State High School of Fine Arts

Capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in northwestern Poland.

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Police, West Pomeranian Voivodeship

Town in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northwestern Poland.

Oder in Police

It is the capital of Police County and one of the biggest towns of the Szczecin agglomeration.

West Pomeranian Voivodeship

Voivodeship in northwestern Poland.

Viking Festival in Wolin
Church of the Virgin Mary, Queen of the World, in Stargard
Oder River in Szczecin
Gothic town hall, Chojna, built by Germans in 1320, when the town was known as Königsberg in der Neumark
City Hall, Koszalin
Park, Połczyn-Zdrój
Ship in harbour, Świnoujście
Town Hall, Nowe Warpno
Oder River in Police
Drawa National Park
Dendrological Garden, Przelewice
Wolin National Park
Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin
Tychowo Parish
Plaque commemorating the battle of the Pomeranian Wall
Church in Spore, West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Czaplinek was once settled by Templars
Jarosławiec (West Province)
St. Roch's Church in Roscin, Mysliborz county
Krąg-Buszyno station ruins
Tumby relics
The historic cemetery crosses at Przyborze
Lapidarium with remains of an old German cemetery in Motaniec, Poland
Square in Kobylanka (West Pomeranian Province)
Ruins of the church in Trzęsacz
Szczecin - Wały Chrobrego
Szczecin Philharmonic
Gosań cliff, Wolin National Park
Lighthouse in Kołobrzeg
Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Darłowo
Dendrological Garden in Przelewice
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Kamień Pomorski
Wind turbines in Cisowo
Lake Ostrowiec
Borne Sulinowo

Its capital and largest city is Szczecin.

Pomerania

Historical region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea in Central Europe, split between Poland and Germany.

Polish-defined Western Pomerania/German-defined Pomerania
17th-century map of the Duchy of Pomerania
Location of the Pomeranian Voivodeship within the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Prussian Province of Pomerania within Prussia and the German Empire circa 1871.
Kashubians in regional dress
A map of Polish dialects. The Pomorze region contains the Kashubian language and a mix of Polish dialects from other parts of the country.
National Museum in Szczecin (Pałac Sejmu Stanów Pomorskich, Landeshaus)
Typical Pomeranian beach (West Pomeranian Voivodeship)
Wdzydze Lake (Pomeranian Voivodeship)
Wolin National Park (West Pomeranian Voivodeship)
Słowiński National Park (Pomeranian Voivodeship)
Usedom/Uznam (Western Pomerania)
Cape Arkona (Western Pomerania)
Szczecin
Stralsund
Gdańsk
Stralsund, one of several Hanseatic cities built in typical Brick Gothic style.
Ruins of Augustinians' cloister in Jasienica, Police.
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Pelplin, one of the largest churches in Poland
Teutonic Knights' castle in Gniew, Pomerelia.

Pomerania has a relatively low population density, with its largest cities being Gdańsk and Szczecin.

University of Szczecin

The University of Szczecin (Uniwersytet Szczeciński) is a public university in Szczecin, western Poland.

Duchy of Pomerania

Duchy in Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, ruled by dukes of the House of Pomerania (Griffins).

Pomerania under the rule of the last Griffins
The Pomeranian Griffin
Poland with Pomerania during the rule of Bolesław III Wrymouth
Kammin diocese
St. Nicholas, Wolin
Cathedral, Kamien Pomorski
Medieval Greifswald, a typical Ostsiedlung town. Locators set up rectangular blocs in an area resembling an oval with a central market, and organized the settlement.
The Duchy of Pomerania (yellow) in 1400, P.-Stettin and P.-Wolgast are indicated; purple: Diocese of Cammin (BM. Cammin) and the Teutonic Order state; orange: Margraviate of Brandenburg; pink: duchies of Mecklenburg
Wolgast palace, 1652
Słupsk castle
Eric of Pomerania crowned king of the Kalmar Union
Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin
Duchy of Pomerania in 1477
Coat of Arms of the House of Pomerania at Pudagla palace, secularized former Usedom Abbey
Ducal castle in Darlowo
Barth with ducal palace in the upper left
Coin showing Bogislaw XIV, last Duke of Pomerania
The former Duchy of Pomerania (center) partitioned between the Swedish Empire and Brandenburg after the Treaty of Stettin (1653). Swedish Pomerania (West Pomerania) is indicated in blue, Brandenburgian Pomerania (East Pomerania) is shown in orange.
Location of the residence cities of the Dukes of Pomerania (blue) and Pomerelia (ocre) within the modern borders of Pomerania
Coat of Arms since Bogislaw X's reform in 1530.

Szczecin was taken in the winter of 1121–1122.

Poland

Country in Central Europe.

A reconstruction of a Bronze Age, Lusatian culture settlement in Biskupin, 8th century BC
Poland under the rule of Mieszko I, whose acceptance of Christianity under the auspices of the Latin Church and the Baptism of Poland marked the beginning of statehood in 966.
Casimir III the Great is the only Polish king to receive the title of Great. He built extensively during his reign, and reformed the Polish army along with the country's legal code, 1333–70.
The Battle of Grunwald was fought against the German Order of Teutonic Knights, and resulted in a decisive victory for the Kingdom of Poland, 15 July 1410.
Wawel Castle in Kraków, seat of Polish kings from 1038 until the capital was moved to Warsaw in 1596.
King John III Sobieski defeated the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Vienna on 12 September 1683.
Stanisław II Augustus, the last King of Poland, reigned from 1764 until his abdication on 25 November 1795.
The partitions of Poland, carried out by the Kingdom of Prussia (blue), the Russian Empire (brown), and the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy (green) in 1772, 1793 and 1795.
Chief of State Marshal Józef Piłsudski was a hero of the Polish independence campaign and the nation's premiere statesman from 1918 until his death on 12 May 1935.
Polish Army 7TP tanks on military manoeuvres shortly before the invasion of Poland in 1939
Pilots of the 303 Polish Fighter Squadron during the Battle of Britain, October 1940
Map of the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland with deportation routes and massacre sites. Major ghettos are marked with yellow stars. Nazi extermination camps are marked with white skulls in black squares. The border in 1941 between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union is marked in red.
At High Noon, 4 June 1989 — political poster featuring Gary Cooper to encourage votes for the Solidarity party in the 1989 elections
Flowers in front of the Presidential Palace following the death of Poland's top government officials in a plane crash on 10 April 2010
Topographic map of Poland
Morskie Oko alpine lake in the Tatra Mountains. Poland has one of the highest densities of lakes in the world.
The wisent, one of Poland's national animals, is commonly found at the ancient and UNESCO-protected Białowieża Forest.
The Sejm is the lower house of the parliament of Poland.
The Constitution of 3 May adopted in 1791 was the first modern constitution in Europe.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located in Warsaw
Polish Air Force F-16s, a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft
A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter patrol van belonging to the Polish State Police Service (Policja)
The Old City of Zamość is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
PKP Intercity Pendolino at the Wrocław railway station
Physicist and chemist Maria Skłodowska-Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.
Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century Polish astronomer who formulated the heliocentric model of the solar system.
Population of Poland from 1900 to 2010 in millions of inhabitants
Dolina Jadwigi — a bilingual Polish-Kashubian road sign with the village name
John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyła, held the papacy between 1978-2005 and was the first Pole to become a Roman Catholic Pope.
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
The Polish White Eagle is Poland's enduring national and cultural symbol
All Saints' Day on 1 November is one of the most important public holidays in Poland.
Lady with an Ermine (1490) by Leonardo da Vinci. It symbolises Poland's cultural heritage and identity.
Selection of hearty traditional comfort food from Poland, including bigos, gołąbki, żurek, pierogi, placki ziemniaczane, and rye bread.
Traditional polonaise dresses, 1780–1785.
Andrzej Wajda, the recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion and Golden Bear Awards.
Headquarters of the publicly funded national television network TVP in Warsaw
The Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, home of the national football team, and one of the host stadiums of Euro 2012.

Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

Oder

River in Central Europe.

Oder in Wrocław, overlooking Ostrów Tumski - Cathedral Island
The Oder dividing Poland and Germany seen from the Polish side near Kostrzyn nad Odrą
Estuary of the Lusatian Neisse into the Oder
The Oder in Szczecin, Poland, flows along the banks of the Old Town and the Ducal Castle
Łarpia, a left distributary of the Oder in Police, Poland

The river ultimately flows into the Szczecin Lagoon north of Szczecin and then into three branches (the Dziwna, Świna and Peene) that empty into the Bay of Pomerania of the Baltic Sea.

Szczecin Lagoon

Lagoon in the Oder estuary, shared by Germany and Poland.

Oder Lagoon - Landsat satellite photo (circa 2000)
The German fishing village of Altwarp on the Lagoon
Szczecin Lagoon, view from Polish island of Karsibór
The lagoon
Seagulls on the lagoon in winter
Map of the Szczecin Lagoon
Beach in Trzebież near Police, Poland

Szczecin (Poland)

Magdeburg rights

Magdeburg rights (Magdeburger Recht; also called Magdeburg Law) were a set of town privileges first developed by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (936–973) and based on the Flemish Law, which regulated the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages granted by the local ruler.

City charter of Kraków, Poland's medieval capital; inscribed in Latin.
Monument to the Magdeburg Rights in Kyiv

Notable Polish, Lithuanian, and today's Belarus and Ukraine towns governed on the basis of the location privilege known as the "settlement with German law" issued by Polish and Grand Duchy of Lithuania landlords (since the 16th to 18th centuries by Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth landlords) included Biecz, Frysztak, Sandomierz, Kraków, Kurów, Minsk, Polotsk, Poznań, Ropczyce, Łódź, Wrocław, Szczecin (which was not a part of Poland when granted town rights; they were given by a Pomeranian landlord), Złotoryja, Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas, Hrodna, Kyiv, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Brody, Lutsk, Volodymyr, Sanok, Sniatyn, Nizhyn among many hundreds of others.

Province of Pomerania (1815–1945)

Province of Prussia from 1815 to 1945.

Pomerania (red), within the Kingdom of Prussia (White), within the German Empire (Tannish Color)
Karl August von Hardenberg
Pomerania (red), within the Kingdom of Prussia (White), within the German Empire (Tannish Color)
Narrow gauge railway "Rügensche Kleinbahn", operating since 1895
Binz, tourist resort since the 1860s
Pomeranian Coarsewool Sheep. Pomerania was the leading Prussian province in sheep breeding.
Otto von Bismarck in 1873
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Battle of Kolberg left 80% of the town in ruins.
Province of Pomerania in 1905
Pyritz
Districts of the Province of Pomerania (1913) with the Stralsund government region shown in Blue.
Districts of the Province of Pomerania (1939) with the Posen-West Prussia government region shown in Green.
Western part of the former province (Western Pomerania, Vorpommern, red) in modern Germany (grey)
Pomeranian part as of 1937 (orange) of the former eastern territories of Germany (dark green) now in post-war Poland
Posen-West Prussia (former Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen) as of 1937 (orange, bulk in Pomerania since 1938) within the former German territories

Stettin (present-day Szczecin, Poland) was the provincial capital.