The landscape of the Pomeranian countryside is highly diverse from region to region. Here, you can learn about the culture and history of the mysterious arcade houses or the characteristic fishermen’s architecture spread along the seashore belt.

The arcade house in Marynowy

The village was established in 1321. In the early 19th Century its population was 724, including 93 Mennonites, with the number continually increasing. Marynowy had one of the strongest Mennonite populations in Żuławy.

It is here where the wealthiest Mennonite landlords lived. The village's landscape has largely remained as it was back then. In its central part stands St. Anne's Church with a churchyard, and, out of 17 historic dwellings, about 15 have survived, including 10 wooden abodes. In the eastern part of the village there is a run-down Evangelical cemetery, which, even after the war, featured a half-timbered church, and a windmill by the road - unfortunately these have not survived.

The wooden arcade house was built in 1804 on a stone foundation. The entire building is wooden, with an extension supported on 6 front pillars and 2 side pillars, with half-timbered walls. Between the pillars of the arcade there are beams decorated with intricate patterns.

Foto: M.Bieliński, Dep. Turystyki, UMWP