St. Nicholas Church

Wolin, Poland

The Gothic St. Nicholas Church is the only part of the former Cisterian abbey. It was built from the end of the 13th century to the 15th century, burnt down in 1945, and finally restored. There is a tombstone of the Cistercian nuns.



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Światowida, Wolin, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland


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Kornelia R. (14 months ago)
Byliśmy z mężem pierwszy raz w tym kościele i jesteśmy nim zachwyceni. Zarówno jeśli chodzi o walory estetyczne i piękno kościoła jak i charakter mszy.
Krzysztof Sztymelski (14 months ago)
Church like a church - OK!
Jan Zalewski (19 months ago)
The church was nicely rebuilt. The vaults are missing. Flat ceiling. It is a pity that there is no reconstruction of the main altar.
Jaxa z Kopanicy (2 years ago)
During the times of the first Piasts, Wolin was an important trading center and one of the largest settlements in the whole of Northern Europe, on the seas of the North. It was then that the main estuary of the Odra River to the Baltic Sea - Dziwna - was located. At that time, Wolin was probably called Jóm (Jum). The inhabitants of Wolin were not Pomeranian Slavs, they belonged to the Odra people of Wielet (Wilków). Before anything began somewhere in Greater Poland, a fortified city was built here and an important shopping center was built. Merchant boats from all over the Baltic Sea and even from the North Sea (probably also from the South - Zuiderzee) came here. Before the Świna canal was built (18th century), the great island beginning in Wolin stretched for 75 km all the way to Pianoujscie. For centuries, probably for about 2000 years, the Germans (including the Scandinavians) lived here, after the Huns invaded Europe, when everything (literally) changed suddenly - the Slavs settled here (around 500). Due to its location, Wolin probably became the capital of the Wilczan ("Wieletu") tribe and was a really important and rich center. It lasted roughly from 800 to 1100. What gods were worshiped here then - I don't even want to say that, probably some local people. In any case, the "entrepreneurs" from Wolin were so wealthy that they did not allow themselves to be ruled over by anyone, they lived like the Venetians at the same time - as free merchants. Well, prosperity always causes trouble, because soon they will appear hungry for riches .. and they appeared. The first was the Polański prince Mieszko, a mighty who, by selling slaves on a mass scale (mainly to Muslim Spain), became so rich that he wanted to have state power over a large, quite country over the middle Warta. Ha, it wouldn't have happened if merchants hadn't started to come for the living goods ... Mieszko himself had a rather little idea of ​​the demand for labor in Andalusia. The then "Poland" was very ... very poor ..., all the so-called The Piasts together did not have as many inhabitants as Wolin had then (Jum) Anyway - Mieszko, who had already been baptized, acknowledged his natural right to subjugate pagans, including - above all, rich people like Wilczanie from Wolin. And he did his job - 100 km from here, on the Odra River, the Gniezno prince defeated the Wolinians (Battle of Cedynia), despite the fact that they were supported by the greatest specialist of the wars of that time - Wichman. However, Mieszko did not control Wolin. 30 years later, the people of Wolin asked for the protection of the king of Germany, and they had also had permanent contacts with the Danes for two hundred years. In 1000, from Wolin it was 200 km to Denmark, 200 km to Poland, 200 km to the eastern border of Germany ... When the Germans soon began to establish their ports on the Baltic Sea ("East Sea"), Wolin lost its importance and turned into ... a Slavic base of sea piracy. For this he was punished with destructive invasions, mainly Danes (once even Poles - Bolesław Krzywousty), and then - under the patronage of Germany - the Duchy of Pomerania was established, but with the capital in Szczecin. And so the 300-year period of Wolin's greatness was coming to an end. This town was honored once more - here a bishopric for Pomerania was established, but thirty years later it was transferred to Kamień (20 km to the north). And then a peaceful German settlement begins (thanks to the Pomeranian dukes) and from the 13th to the 20th century no one heard the Slavic speech here anymore.
Wieńczysław Nieszczególny (2 years ago)
It gives the impression of enormity. It is clean and quiet. Rebuilt by the local community.
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