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Along the shores of Puck Bay, there are remnants of a seal hunters' settlement. Archaeologists discovered its traces in the late 19th century, but more extensive research was conducted in the 20th century, both in the early and late parts of it. The settlement was inhabited during the Late Neolithic period (2500-1700 BCE), and its inhabitants left behind not only stone tools but also a multitude of seal bones. According to the announcements from the Puck municipality, the settlement is planned to be reconstructed to bring the life of the ancient people closer to tourists.
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Rzucewo was the residence of the Catholic line of the Wejher family, who had their castle here, destroyed by the Russians in 1734. For three centuries, the Rzucewo estate was connected with the Wejher estate and had the same owners. The properties were separated in 1827 when Rzucewo, through a marriage, came into the possession of the von Below family and belonged to them until 1945. At the initiative of the Belows, an impressive neo-Gothic palace was built on the estate between 1840-45. During the communist era, the estate was transformed into a state-owned farm, and the residence housed a vocational school and agricultural technical college. In the 70s and 80s, the palace changed hands several times as various institutions attempted to turn it into a recreational center. It was only successful when the "Kashubia" Company acquired the residential complex in 1994 and adapted it into an elegant accommodation facility called "Jan III Sobieski Castle."The palace consists of two basement wings arranged on a common axis. The eastern two-story wing has a layout similar to a square, with elevations framed in arcade panels and a square tower on the side. The western wing is one-story, rectangular, distinguished by a low, octagonal corner tower. It also features an impressive three-arched portico. While exploring the stylish interiors, it is impossible not to notice the intricate network vaulting in the hall. The two-level library in the corner tower is also noteworthy, housing an exhibition depicting the history of the palace.The park surrounding the residence is much older than the residence itself, as, according to historical records, it was established during the time of King Jan III Sobieski. Allegedly, the king personally planted some trees, such as linden trees, forming a magnificent avenue connecting Rzucewo to the nearby Osłonin, partially preserved in a four-row layout. The park is adorned with noble species of monumental trees, such as plane trees and edible chestnut trees, as well as garden architecture. Among the trees, there is a 19th-century hunting lodge, equally old stables, granaries, and the von Below mausoleum.
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In the 17th century, a Swedish ship wrecked near Rozewie. The entire crew, including the captain, perished, except for the captain's daughter, who was saved by a local fisherman. Grief-stricken, she settled in Rozewie and decided to light a bonfire on the hill every night to prevent similar tragedies. Some say the local population helped her in this endeavor. The captain's daughter continued to light the bonfires every night until her death. It is believed that the ship struck a rock known by fishermen as the "devil's rock" or "demon stone," under which, according to local tales, the devil resides and drowns anything that comes within its reach.The lighthouse in Rozewie was built in 1822 on the site of an earlier wooden structure, which supposedly existed since the 17th century. Due to the surrounding forest, it was raised twice: in 1910 and 1978, eventually reaching a height of 32.7 meters. Before the war, the lighthouse was visited by Stefan Żeromski, which is why it bears his name.In 1961, a small exhibition dedicated to the writer was set up in the lighthouse, later expanded to include the exhibition "History of Maritime Lighthouses." From May to September, the museum exhibitions are open to tourists from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. In other months, visits are possible only by prior arrangement.The octagonal lighthouse, built in 1875, served as an auxiliary structure. In 1910, after the older lighthouse was raised, it was decommissioned. Next to it stands an obelisk commemorating the reclamation of the coastline by Poland and a bust of Żeromski.
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One of the attractions of Wejherowo is the Przebendowski and Keyserling Palaces, which were given their final shape in the mid-19th century. Currently, it represents a neo-Gothic style with distinct Renaissance elements. The building's structure, unusual for Pomeranian palaces, in terms of shape and appearance, is reminiscent of villas in southern Italy.The palace now houses a museum that collects and promotes Kashubian and Pomeranian literary and musical heritage, as well as other cultural treasures associated with them. The museum has gathered over 100,000 exhibits, including historically valuable source materials that allow us to learn about the history of Wejherowo, including documents with the Wejher family's autographs. Exhibitions, literary competitions, conferences, meetings with creators and regional activists, concerts, and book promotions take place here.The palace is a one-story building with an attic floor, high basements, three-winged, with an open courtyard facing north. The main wing is distinguished by central facades covered with stepped attics, similar-shaped gables, and attics crowning the side wings. On the garden side elevation, there is also a terrace and a small balcony on the short axis. The palace interiors have preserved the enfilade layout and original woodwork. The main halls are adorned with stucco ceilings and 19th-century wall paintings in the Pompeian style depicting Mediterranean landscapes. Original fireplaces have also been preserved in several rooms.
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Rekowo, initially established as a knight's village but became royal from the 15th century. It was only in 1871 that a certain Hagen purchased the estate from the Prussian government. Several years earlier, the previous leaseholder, Schoenlein, built a manor in Rekowo, which was later expanded. After 1945, the "rank" of the building increased as it housed the Vegetable Institute. In the 1990s, it was purchased but fell into disrepair. The mansion boasts an interesting architectural design with an eclectic character, being single-story with a high basement and a two-story central part, expanded with a quadrangular tower to the south and a terrace with wide stairs overlooking the park. Its facades are adorned with neo-Gothic and neoclassical details.
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The city hall is a neo-Gothic building with a three-winged structure resembling the letter 'L,' adorned with rich decorations such as cornices, pinnacles, attics, bay windows, and a slender tower. It was built in 1900 as a result of a massive fire that destroyed the previous municipal seat. However, the new town hall was not erected in the center of the Market Square, where the previous building was located, but outside the boundaries of the medieval city, on a street running from the west towards the old town. Inside the building, the representative Council Chamber has been preserved, decorated with the coats of arms of the landowners who financially supported its construction, along with a beamed ceiling. On the other side, from the courtyard, you can see a large amount of greenery, and the distinctive shape of the town hall and adjacent buildings from the west creates a secluded, peaceful place.
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It is worth noting at this building, now the headquarters of the bank. It is an example of a modern rationalist direction, designed by architects from the Bauhaus school of Walter Gropius. Low, two-story, stucco building was founded on a plan similar to a square with a small one-story annex on the west. He had a simple, geometrical and functionalism, and the predominance of horizontal lines resulting from the very essence of a rectangular structure, with wide windows on the ground floor pasmowymi. Kind of compromise to the tradition was broken with a short ridge roof. Important for the whole solution was also the location of the object - a little set back from the street line, located on the river, pursued the principle of integrity and interaction of the inner space, closed surfaces of walls, with the environment - outer space.Bauhaus - art school founded in Weimar, a combination of the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Arts and Crafts in 1919, later working in Dessau and Berlin. Operated until 1934, was founded by Walter Gropius]. Bauhaus term is also used commonly or loosely as a name created by her architectural direction, one of the factions of modernism.
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In the northwest corner of the defensive walls stands a corner tower, built on a square plan, hence called the Square Tower, with a side similar to the longer walls of the Ivy Tower base (about 11 meters). It used to have two pointed arch gates facing the city, but they are now walled up. On the other side, facing the moat, there are three rectangular, arched shooting galleries, with cheeks spread inwards. Due to the lack of iconographic sources, it is impossible to reconstruct the original top of the tower. During the adaptation into the headquarters of the Main Technical Organization branch, a third well-preserved floor was added to the two existing ones, and the whole was closed with a tent roof. St. James's Church in Lębork.
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