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Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin was the final port for the Tall Ships Races in 2007, 2013 and 2015… and it continued this trend when it hosted the international fleet again in 2017. The final celebrations were a huge success, and around two million people came to see the world’s magnificent Tall Ships during the event.

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 also brings the brave vision of the Floating Garden to life. 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 flows into the lagoon, carrying the greater part of the 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.

Another feature of the city is the Dąbie Lake. It’s the fourth largest in Poland and it offers great opportunities for sailing and sail training for young people.

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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