The beginnings of the Szczecin archive date back to 1831, at that time it was located in the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle. In 1900 the collection was moved to its present location, a sizable building on Święty Wojciecha Street, the construction of which was financed by the Prussian authorities. The new seat allowed for the development and enlargement of the archive collection. During World War II, most of the collections were taken to Pomerania. The archive returned to work on August 1, 1945, under the Polish flag. Attempts were made to collect scattered collections and to complete new ones.
In the archive you can find a wide range of documents and materials about the city and the region, both historic and contemporary. One of the most interesting is the document from 1293 confirming the location of Szczecin under the Magdeburg Law. Some of the materials are available in digital form. The catalog of the collections is available on the website.
There is also a library with large collections concerning, in particular, Western Pomerania, magazines, and literature devoted to archival work. The archive conducts educational activities, lessons for children are organized here, the topics are books, the history of the city and Western Pomerania, genealogy and many more. Currently, there are two branches operating at the archive in Szczecin, in Stargard and Międzyzdroje.
You will not get lost on the route with us! In our application you will find a detailed map of routes and excursions, interesting places and events, 360 panoramas and much, much more!