Szczecin- Baltic Tall Ships Regatta 2015

In the North-West Poland, there lies a proud and historic city of Sczecin. (Western Pomeranian Region).

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To the amusement of many, Szcecin is a famous port city but no…it does not actually have the direct access to the Baltic Sea . Surprised?

Szczecin is considered to be a crucial seaport as it is  closely connected with the nearby Swinoujscie port .

A large Odra river  and the “Sczecin” Lagoon, connect Sczecin with the Baltic Sea.

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There is a large shipbuilding center and a very distinguished Marine Academy in Szczecin, which produces the  finest sailors that work all over the world on various ships and ports. ( As we are also originally from Szczecin,  we must confess that the majority of our friends did study there,  and are now employed in the marine/ship industry).

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While Szczecin attracts mostly business travelers, it can also form an interesting tourist destination. Several enchanting sights, the many parks, and the impressive number of bars are Szczecin’s main attractions.

The city is located near the German border, so you can flight directly to the large Schönefeld Airport (SXF) – Berlin .

Szcecin also has a small airport (called Szcecin Goleniow) , but only a few planes from Ireland and UK fly there.

Each year Sczecin hosts a special Sea festival to celebrate our Baltic sea , and since the number of years,  it also co-hosts the amazing Baltic Tall ships Regatta.

This year, the tall ships will start their journey from the port in Klaipeda, Lithuania on Monday 8th June and will arrive to Szczecin on Friday 12th June. They will stay in Szczecin for the consecutive 3 days, to depart on Monday June 15th.

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More details about the event here: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/baltic-tall-ships-regatta-2015

85 ships in total  from all around the world will take place in this year’s Regatta. Ships such as “Utopia” from Denamrk, “Swan” from UK, “Ingo” from Sweeden, “Hossanna ” from France,  “Cisne Branco” from Brazil, “Bonaventura” from Poalnd , “Akela” from Russia or “Johann Smidt” from Germany to  name a few.

Full list of ships available here: http://www.tallshipsraces.com/Vessels/Race_Entry_List_Results.asp

Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate at Sail Training International, organisers of the event said, “This promises to be an excellent Tall Ships Regatta and popular with many of the sail training vessel operators in the Baltic. The two experienced sail training friendly host ports of Klaipeda and Szczecin will be working hard to ensure that the young international crews will have a memorable time and that the needs of the ships will be met”

This is how the event looked like , last year!

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If you would like to come and join us at the Tall ships Regatta in Szczecin,  here is a link: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/baltic-tall-ships-regatta-2015

You can also register as a crew member to sail on board , help out and have a magnificent adventure.

Just pick a ship and sign up:

http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/sail-on-board

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Now if you are coming over to Szczecin , we do have to recommend some hotels!

1.  Park Hotel Szczecin

-4 star hotel but of exceptional luxury standard

-The building is nearly 100 yesr old

-Located centrally but  in a park -which delivers a beautiful ambiance and peace

-Located minutes away from the historical city center “Waly Chrobrego”

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2.  Radisson Blu

-located outside the famous Galaxy Shopping center

-iconic with famous Baltica Spa and the “22” rooftof bar with great coctails

-very central location

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3. Novotel Szcecin city center

-loved by the locals

-very central location

-main shopping district

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4. Hotel Atrium Szczecin

-Boutique hotel with 30 bedrooms

-located in the central and  beautiful Pogodno distric

-12 years old but situated in the historical hundred-years-old post German villa

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5. Hotel Zamek Centrum Szczecin

-often regarded as the best in Szczecin

-located in the old Town district, near the Marine Academy

-Great restaurant “Buddha”

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6. Hotel Focus Szcecin

-located near the historical attractions and the Marine Academy

-4star hotel

-66 single and 53 double rooms

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If you are looking to visit Szczecin and are planning your next conference, event, meeting in Szczecin we will help you to find the right venue/hotel.

Simply fill in the enquiry form on our website: http://www.hotel4meetings.com/enquiry.html

Or email our reservations manager for this area:

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Eurovision 2015 Vienna-central hotels to enjoy the show!

Yes! We know you are all excited! I’ts that time of the year again. May!

Eurovision fast approaching and this time it will be held in the exceptionally beautiful city and one of our favourites-Vienna, Austria.

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This year also marks the 60th anniversary of this wonderful song contest, which brings all different cultures and music styles together , celebrating differences but also unity among the European nations.

We can only imagine and anticipate , what the organizers have in store for us. One thing is for certain…it will be amazing and you do not want to miss it!!!

We all know Austria is famous for the best entertainment both in terms of clubbing, classical music, circus performances, best  and most peculiar bars  and of course THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! 

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The venue selected for this year’s edition of the  European song contest in the Weiner Stadthalle.

Wiener Stadthalle is a multi-purpose indoor area and convention center located in the 15th district of Vienna.

Austrian architect Ronald Rainer designed the hall which was constructed between 1953 and 1958. The arena has an seating capacity of approximately 16,152 people.

Stadthalle

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We want to present you with 5 centrally located hotels- which have been exclusively pre-selected by the organizers.

They are 4 star hotels located centrally and with very good public transport links. 

All of them are closely located to the venue-5-25 min away.

1. The Arcotel Wimberger Vienna -located 3 min away

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– located only a few minutes from “Mariahilfer Straße”, Vienna’s largest shopping street

– Also near  “Stadthalle”, one of the city’s biggest venues for sport events, concerts and exhibitions

-The ARCOTEL Wimberger is located in Vienna’s vibrant 7th district and is a charismatic hotel with 225 rooms

2. NH Wien Hotel-located 18 min away by public transport

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– The hotel enjoys a prime location on Mariahilferstrasse, Europe’s longest shopping street

– 10 minute walk to Vienna’s historical city center

– Neubaugasse metro station is right in front of the hotel

3. Cordial Theatre Hotel Vienna-located 20 min away by public transport

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– The Cordial Hotel Vienna is directly located in the city centre

-IT is located next to the theatre in the Josefstadt.

– The Hotel offers an elegant combination of modern convenience with the comfort of a residence with tradition and flair

4. Reneissance Hotel Wien- located 20 min away by the public transport

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– offers the perfect location for exploring Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace is just a short walk away

-was closed for three months due to a major renovation. Guest rooms, bathrooms and common areas are completely redesigned

-a fitness centre with sauna, an innovative restaurant that offers a culinary journey from Paris over Vienna to Constantinople

5. Hotel Astoria Vienna- located 24 min away by the public transport astoria

-Located directly at the Kärntnerstraße, Vienna’s most popular shopping street and pedestrian area

-An ideal starting point for all our guests, whether they are here for business or pleasure.

-The Stephansdom(Cathedral), the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Albertina, the opera and many more sights are situated right around the corner.

HAVE A WONDERFUL STAY AND ENJOY YOURSELF AT EUROVISION 2015 VIENNA!!!

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If you are looking to hold your next meeting or event in Vienna remember we do have links with the best hotels in the city.

We can help you in finding the best venues based on your requirements and budget .

We will help you  to book your dream venue for the best price.

Most importantly however, you can trust our expertise and advice.

Visit our website and fill in the enquiry form: http://www.hotel4meetings.com

or email our reservations manager for this area:

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