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 Orłowo

The village of Orłowo was established in 1349, and in 1550 Dutch settlers were brought there, which received the Orłowskie Pola village from the Orło land.

In the early 18th Century 12 Mennonites lived in Orłowo, and in the early 19th Century there were 84. Because of the flow of time and human activity, the cultural landscape of the village almost completely disappeared. The former spatial arrangement faded away, and few historic buildings survived. The Gothic Church of St. James, a handful of wooden houses from the 19th Century, and two Dutch farmsteads, represent all that has managed to make it to the present time.

Foto: M.Bieliński, Dep. Turystyki, UMWP