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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, 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.
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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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