Stefan Żeromski Lighthouse in Rozewie


In the 17th century, near Rozewie, a Swedish ship wrecked, and the entire crew along with the captain perished, with only the captain's daughter surviving, saved by a fisherman. Distraught, she settled in Rozewie and decided to light a fire on a hill every night so that other sailors would not meet the same fate. Some say that the local people helped her with this. The captain's daughter lit fires every night until her death. Perhaps the Swedish captain's ship crashed into a rock protruding from the water at this location, known by fishermen as the "devil's rock" or "devil's stone," under which, according to fisherman's tales, the devil sits and sinks all objects within his reach.

Built in 1822 on the site of an earlier wooden lighthouse, reportedly existing since the 17th century. Because a forest grew around it, it was raised twice - in 1910 and 1978 - until it reached a height of 32.7 meters. Stefan Żeromski visited the lighthouse before the war, so it bears his name.

In 1961, a small exhibition dedicated to the writer was arranged there, later expanded to include an exhibition "From the History of Maritime Lighthouses." Museum exhibitions are open to tourists from May to September, from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 3 PM to 6 PM; in other months, it is possible only by appointment. The granite lighthouse was built in 1875 and had an auxiliary character. In 1910, after the older lighthouse was raised, it was extinguished. Next to it lies a obelisk commemorating Poland's coast takeover and a bust of Żeromski.