The Town Hall in Słupsk was built in 1901, when the town was known as Stolp, and was a part of the Prussian Province of Pomerania within the German Empire. In 1945, the city became part of Poland, under the name of Słupsk. The town hall is listed in a group of monuments protected by law.
Neogothic monument of 1901, the office of municipal authorities. The guildhall tower may be accessed by visitors since 2003. In the tower there is a collection of portraits of Mayors and Presidents. In the hall in the first floor the Key to Europe is presented next to the figurine representing the Słupsk Lucky Bear. One of the elements of the guildhall is an imposing, 56 metre high tower where 180 steps lead. On the top of the tower there is a sightseeing terrace from which one can view the beautiful panorama of the city and the Słupia riverbed.
Climbing the tower one may not fail to notice the sentimental gallery of photographs depicting the old, prewar Słupsk and first stewards of the city. Climbing higher one encounters an ancient clock mechanism operating uninterruptedly for 100 years.References:
Roman Walls of Lugo are an exceptional architectural, archaeological and constructive legacy of Roman engineering, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The Walls are built of internal and external stone facings of slate with some granite, with a core filling of a conglomerate of slate slabs and worked stone pieces from Roman buildings, interlocked with lime mortar.
Their total length of 2117 m in the shape of an oblong rectangle occupies an area of 1.68 ha. Their height varies between 8 and 10 m, with a width of 4.2 m, reaching 7 m in some specific points. The walls still contain 85 external towers, 10 gates (five of which are original and five that were opened in modern times), four staircases and two ramps providing access to the walkway along the top of the walls, one of which is internal and the other external. Each tower contained access stairs leading from the intervallum to the wall walk of town wall, of which a total of 21 have been discovered to date.
The defences of Lugo are the most complete and best preserved example of Roman military architecture in the Western Roman Empire.
Despite the renovation work carried out, the walls conserve their original layout and the construction features associated with their defensive purpose, with walls, battlements, towers, fortifications, both modern and original gates and stairways, and a moat.
Since they were built, the walls have defined the layout and growth of the city, which was declared a Historical-Artistic Ensemble in 1973, forming a part of it and becoming an emblematic structure that can be freely accessed to walk along. The local inhabitants and visitors alike have used them as an area for enjoyment and as a part of urban life for centuries.
The fortifications were added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List in late 2000 and are a popular tourist attraction.