A large town of more than 70 thousand inhabitants, Stargard Szczecinski is primarily attractive for its historical heritage, although it also has plenty of other attractions to offer. Visitors are easily enchanted with Stargard’s Gothic architecture and the huge Miedwie Lake, the latter located 8 kilometres from the town. This area of Western Pomerania has plenty of other fascinating places to visit, although having enough time to do them all justice may be a problem.
Stargard Szczecinski TOURISM
Stargard is full of extraordinary historical sights which are certainly worth seeing there. First of all is the parish church, an imposing red brick building from the 13th century which astonishes everyone with the large number of architectural details and decorative elements of diverse shapes. The other church is St John the Baptist’s and this boasts a large, 99-metre high tower. Among other interesting sights of Stargard are the medieval town hall and the guardhouse, which houses a branch of the regional museum and contains a collection of armoury.
As its name indicates, the town of Stargard Szczecinski is located near Szczecin, the capital of Western Pomerania. Located in the north-western nook of Poland, it features a rather flat terrain with mild hills formed by the glaciations of past ice ages. Stargard lies near the mouth of the Ina River where it flows into the Szczecin Bay.
The very beginnings of the first settlement on this site dates from about 1500-1000 BC, but the first town was established there in the 10th century. It was firstly recorded in 1124 when Otto von Bamberg organised a mission to these lands in order to popularise Christianity. From the 14th century onwards, Stargard was a member of Hanseatic League.