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 ruins of the St. Peter and Paul Church in Wocławy

The Gothic church in Wocławy was built in the second half of the 14th Century. It was a basilica with a massive tower from the west side and a unique gable with pillars and recesses on the east.

The church initially belonged to a Catholic parish, but later, as a result of 15th-Century reforms, it was taken over by the Protestants. The temple was also used by the Mennonites who settled on this land before 1680. The structure was damaged in the fire of 1729. It was reconstructed, but in a much simpler form, and destroyed again in 1945. It has gradually deteriorated ever since.

The churchyard features two 17th-Century headstones and a stela from 1739 of a Wróblewo Mennonite.

Next to the ruined church stands the new parish church of St. Anthony of Padua.

Foto: M.Piotrowska,Dep. Turystyki, UMWP