Szczecin - Shopping
Szczecin is a shoppers’ paradise. The shopping malls are filled with internationally recognised brands in abundance. You can get some retail therapy at Centrum Handlowe Galaxy, al. Wyzwolenia 18, and whilst there do not miss Galeria Centrum, Sp. z o.o. at al. Niepodleglozci 60.
There are a few market places to rummage around too. At pl. Tobrucki you should not forget to pick up your fruit and vegetables. Whilst you are out for food, why not pick up something to try at home like Hunter Stew or Gulasch Seasoning? While trying to warm up in winter, a street market on pl. Zolrnerza Ploskiego lights up with Christmas decorations to take home even if you cannot take the trees away.
Woodcarving, particularly wooden boxes and dolls, embroidery, religious depictions on painted glass and pottery are amongst the many local handicrafts tempting the visitors. Amber is characteristic and found in this region and you will find fine jewellery fashioned in local galleries.
You cannot leave this city without taking away a little bite from the many confectionery shops. The cakes here are delightful and you should try the Karpatka Cake or the Praline Wafers.