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Szczecin's geographical location makes it easy to reach the capital of West Pomerania by sea, air, and land. Our city is situated at a central point where all modes of transport intersect. There are many ways to get to the final of The Tall Ships Races. Szczecin is a popular tourist destination for residents of Germany and Denmark, followed by those from Sweden and Norway, as well as Belgium and the Netherlands. Reasons for visiting include nature and water tourism, and, more recently, cultural tourism. This is largely due to the city's latest cultural attractions, such as the Szczecin Philharmonic, the Centre for Dialogue ‘Przełomy’, the Castle Opera House, and the Museum of Technology.


  • 12 km to the German border  
  • 65 km to the Baltic Sea
  • 127 km to Berlin
  • 281 km to Copenhagen
  • 505 km to Prague
  • 450 km to Warsaw

By water

Szczecin is located on the shortest sea route connecting Scandinavia with Central and Southern Europe, and on the Baltic Sea route connecting Finland, Russia and the Baltic countries with Germany and Western Europe. Getting to Szczecin from Scandinavia is possible by ferries operating on the Baltic Sea.

The capital of West Pomerania can be reached by sea via Świnoujście and then the Szczecin Lagoon, or by inland waterway. The Oder River basin offers favourable conditions for navigation.

By land

  • The city has excellent connections to the motorway system of Western Europe via the A6, and to the new expressways and motorways in Poland via the S3, S6 and S10 expressways.

  • Travel is also facilitated by good rail connections from countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

By air

  • Szczecin-Goleniów Airport (SZZ), a 30-minute drive from Szczecin, offers regular flights to Norway, Ireland and England.

One of the largest airports in Europe, Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Szczecin.

Public transport

A well-developed public transport network makes it easy to get straight to the event area. With bus and tram stops located a short distance away, you can be at the heart of the action in minutes, without having to worry about finding parking space or dealing with traffic jams.



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