About project

Hello! Welcome to the “Stargard Griffonets” website!

The griffon (or griffin) has been a symbol of Pomerania for centuries, placed in coats-of-arms, seals and crests of towns and cities. First introduced by the Pomeranian House of Griffin which ruled over these lands from the 12 th to the 17 th century, this mythical creature has become the symbol of the Baltic region. The griffon can still be found in the crests and logos of multiple cities, towns, municipalities and districts across Pomerania. Stargard is no exception – the proud half-lion, half-eagle in the crest keeps a watchful eye over our town.

Although always looking forward, Stargard never forgets its past. We have created the Stargard Griffonets Trail in order to preserve the memory of the places which used to hold great importance for the citizens of Stargard. You will find the Griffonets in places that might seemingly be quite ordinary today, but in the past were the sites of churches, cemeteries and other buildings important for the town’s community.

Join us on the trip around Stargard, using QR codes to track the sites of the old “Lion Pharmacy”, the synagogue, the municipal mill and the executioner’s house. Can you find all Griffonets? Each one will have a task for you to solve! Now, then, smartphones at the ready and let’s go!

To complete the trail, you will need a mobile device (smartphone, tablet) with a QR code reader app and Internet connection.