We have also visited two churches of the same title: the Assumption of Our Lady. One in Kartuzy, a post Karthusian church and Assumption of Our Lady church in Żukowo.
The one in Kartuzy has a very characteristic roof resembling a coffin. No wonder - the monks' fvourite greeting was "memento mori". The other death-reminding element in the church is the pendulum of the clock made of the Angel of Death. The order was expelled by Prussian authorties, just like any other Catholic order of monks that lived under the Prussian occupation.
Medieval reliquiaries in the Golden Chapel
Today's main altar is a late-renaissance one against the wall lined with Cordovans - unique leather wall decoration
The church is in Żukowo is a former Norbertan Nuns church, which - as all convents in Pomerania - were dismissed by the Prussian authority in mid 19 c. The Norbertan Nuns, an enclosed order, arrived in that place in 2012, so last year the town celebrated 800 years of the establishment of the convent.
The church is of rare beauty with unique gothic pieces like the crucifix from 1380 and the Anvers triptich side altar in late gothic style.
It also houses a very unusual arrangement of the balcony for the nuns connected with a staircase running through the pulpit down to a kind of door through which the nuns were given the holy communion.
The Kashubian region is a fantastic area for a summer holiday featuring sailing and fishing activities. There are many camp sites, b&b, restaurants offering traditional cuisine along with the common dishes.
And in winter there are many skiing opportunities down the many slopes of the hills.
The area can boast the highest hill in the Central European Plain of over 300 m over sea level, crowned with a panorama tower: