Szczecin

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lakes areas. West Pomerania is also rich in various forms and styles of architecture that were built during the Middle Ages as well as the Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance periods. There is a diverse repertoire of theaters, festivals, museums and galleries. During a few-day long annual Sea Festival in Szczecin, a number of free open air concerts take place. In Świnoujście during the summer, the FAMA Academic Youth Arts Festival takes place – an event with several years


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of a song by the Sir Douglas Quintet, was the biggest selling single that year in Germany. The record was released in September 1969, reached number three for five weeks, selling over a million copies.


hit record

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of the school. It was while there that he did most of his work as a composer, publishing a version of Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)'s ''Erlkönig'' in 1824 (written 1817-18) which some say rivals Schubert (Franz Schubert)'s far more famous version. He went on to set many other poets' works, including Friedrich Rückert, and translations of William Shakespeare and Lord Byron. When the Lauenburg-Bütowscher Kreis was divided in 1846, Lauenburg became the capital


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Stettin (Szczecin) (Szczecin) through Cöslin and Stolp (Słupsk) (Słupsk) to Danzig (Gdańsk) (Gdańsk) was constructed from 1858-78. A military cadet school created by Frederick the Great in 1776 was moved from Kulm (Chełmno) (Chełmno) to Cöslin in 1890. In the 1920s during the Weimar Republic, the spelling of the city's name was changed from Cöslin to ''Köslin''. The city was detached from Köslin District on 1 April 1923, becoming an Urban districts of Germany urban district


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Cervimontana . thumb 150px Michael Holm (Image:Holm.jpg) '''Michael Holm''' (born '''Lothar Walter''', July 29, 1943, Stettin, today Szczecin) is a German (Germans) singer (singing), musician, songwriter and producer (Record producer). He is primarily known as a Schlager singer (Schlager). Although his first appearance in the hit parade was in 1962 ("Lauter Schöne Worte"), he had his first big hit (hit record) in 1969. "Mendocino", the German adaptation


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the Białogard stronghold was built in the fork of the Parsęta and Leśnica Rivers as early as the 8th century. In the 10th century it was an important centre of long-range international trade at the crossroads of two important trade routes: a north-south "salt route" from Kołobrzeg to Poznań and Greater Poland, and the west-east Pomeranian route from Szczecin to Gdańsk. In 1310, the castle and town was founded under Lübeck law by Duke Warcislaw IV of Pomerania-Wolgast and modelled after Szczecin ( Commons:Szczecin Wikipedia:Szczecin Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland Voivodships Western Pomerania Szczecin


free open

lakes areas. West Pomerania is also rich in various forms and styles of architecture that were built during the Middle Ages as well as the Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance periods. There is a diverse repertoire of theaters, festivals, museums and galleries. During a few-day long annual Sea Festival in Szczecin, a number of free open air concerts take place. In Świnoujście during the summer, the FAMA Academic Youth Arts Festival takes place – an event with several years


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Pomeranians east of this line were expelled from what then became Communist Poland (Flight and expulsion of Germans from Poland during and after World War II) -- thumb right 160px 1980 strike at Gdańsk Shipyard (Image:Strike Gdansk 1980.jpg), birthplace of Solidarnosc. This marked the beginning of the collapse of Communist rule in Pomerania. ** Sopot (46,000) * Szczecin (West Pomeranian Voivodeship, 416,988) * Koszalin (West Pomeranian Voivodeship, 112,375

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of early Prussia was based on the raising and selling of wheat. Teutonic Prussia became known as the "bread basket of Western Europe" (in German, ''Kornkammer'', or granary). The port cities of Stettin (Szczecin) in Pomerania, Danzig (Gdansk) in Prussia, Riga in Livonia, Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad) and Memel (Klaipėda) rose on the back of this wheat production. Wheat production and trade brought Prussia into close relationship with the Hanseatic League during the period


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, especially if it is their home town and they have put a lot of effort into creating articles of local interest about it. (Note: this is not '''my''' reaction, and I do try to avoid participating in these revert wars myself). In return for all this aggrevation, the gain in additional information is very small (after all users can just click on the Szczecin link and immediately see the German name, which will be mentioned there prominently). Taxman is right, let's wrap up this discussion

Szczecin

motto "Szczecin jest otwarty" (''"Szczecin is open"'') image_skyline Collage of Szczecin.png imagesize 250px image_caption ''Top:'' Jagiellońska Street, Hey Market and Old Town Hall (Old Town Hall, Szczecin) ''Middle:'' The Oder (Oder River), Sea Museum (National Museum, Szczecin) and Voivodeship Office ''Bottom:'' St James' Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle, Szczecin), Virgin Tower, PAZIM (pazim) building image_flag POL Szczecin flag.svg image_shield POL Szczecin COA.svg pushpin_map Poland pushpin_label_position bottom coordinates_region PL subdivision_type Country subdivision_name subdivision_type1 Voivodeship (Voivodeships of Poland) subdivision_name1 West Pomeranian (West Pomeranian Voivodeship) subdivision_type2 County (Powiat) subdivision_name2 ''city county'' leader_title Mayor leader_name Piotr Krzystek established_title Established established_date 8th century established_title3 Town rights established_date3 1243 area_total_km2 301 population_as_of 2012 population_total 409 211 population_density_km2 auto population_metro 777000 timezone CET (Central European Time) utc_offset +1 timezone_DST CEST (Central European Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +2 latd 53 latm 25 lats 57 latNS N longd 14 longm 32 longs 53 longEW E postal_code_type Postal code postal_code PL-70-017 to 71-871 area_code +48 91 website http: www.szczecin.pl blank_name Car plates (Vehicle registration plates of Poland) blank_info ZS

'''Szczecin''' (

Szczecin is located on the Oder River, south of the Szczecin Lagoon and the Bay of Pomerania. The city is situated along the southwestern shore of Dąbie Lake, on both sides of the Oder and on several large islands between the western and eastern branches of the river. Szczecin borders directly with the town of Police (Police, Poland) and is the urban center of the Szczecin agglomeration, that includes communities in the German states (States of Germany) of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The city's history began in the 8th century with a Slavic Pomeranian (Pomeranians (Slavic tribe)) stronghold, built at the site of today's castle (Ducal Castle, Szczecin). In the 12th century, when Szczecin had become one of Pomerania's main urban centres, it lost its independence to Piast Poland, Saxony (Duchy of Saxony), the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark (History of Denmark). At the same time, the Griffin dynasty (House of Pomerania) established themselves as local rulers, the population was converted (Conversion of Pomerania) to Christianity, and German settlers (Ostsiedlung) arrived. The native Slavic population was assimilated and sometimes discriminated against in the following centuries. Between 1237 and 1243, the town was built anew, granted vast autonomy rights (Magdeburg rights), and eventually joined the Hanseatic League.

After the Treaty of Stettin (Treaty of Stettin (1630)) in 1630, the town came under Swedish control. It was fortified and remained a Swedish fortress (Swedish Pomerania) until 1720 (Treaty of Stockholm (Great Northern War)), when it was acquired by the Kingdom of Prussia and became capital of the Province of Pomerania (Province of Pomerania (1653–1815)), which after 1870 was part of the German Empire. In the late 19th century, Stettin became an industrial town, and vastly increased in size and population, serving as a major port for Berlin. During the Nazi era (Nazi Germany), opposition groups and minorities were persecuted and treated as enemies. At the end of World War II Stettin's status was in doubt, and the Soviet occupation authorities at first appointed officials from the city's almost entirely German pre-war population. In July 1945, however, Polish authorities were permitted to take power. Stettin was renamed Szczecin and became part of the People's Republic of Poland, and from 1989 the Republic of Poland.

After the flight and expulsion of the German population (Expulsion of Germans from Poland during and after World War II) and Polish settlement, Szczecin became the administrative and industrial center of Polish Western Pomerania (Zachodniopomorskie), the site of the University of Szczecin, Pomeranian Medical University, Maritime University of Szczecin, West Pomeranian University of Technology and Art Academy of Szczecin, and the see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.

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