Gothic, Baroque, half-timbered houses, built of wood, brick, or filled with clay or plastered – only Pomerania offers such a diversity of religious buildings. The rich interior decor, the wall paintings and incredible stained glass windows, give the finishing touch to the structures.

The Mother of God Queen of Poland’s Church in Sominy

Forest, lake, fish, mushrooms, berries - these words bring natural recreation to mind. They are also a part of the nature of Sominy.

Sominy is a picturesque place, located between two lakes, 20 km to the south of Bytów. The name Sominy Lake has been present in documents since the year 1313; the village was founded in the 16th Century. It was inhabited by Evangelicals, who made up the Protestant enclave among the surrounding Catholic villages. Until 1945 Sominy was a German borderland village. After the war, the place of the Germans was taken by Kashubians.


A token of the former inhabitants is one of the most interesting churches of the Bytów lands, which was built in 1757 as a Lutheran community. The wooden church with a framework structure, the walls of which are covered with shingles, has two storeys and two-piece roofs, also covered with shingles. The church tower is a pillared structure covered with boards. The interior hosts the baroque, richly-decorated altar, which presents the painting of the crucified Christ. The tower holds two bells, one of which has an inscription in the Old Church Slavonic language.