Stargard is a small city in northeastern Poland, located on the banks of the river Noteć. It is an old city, mentioned for the first time in a document from 1224. The old town is well preserved and offers a number of interesting historical buildings, including a castle, a cathedral, and a number of churches. There are also a few museums and a nice park. Stargard is a convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, which is full of forests, lakes, and rivers.