Monument of Bishop Dunin
The monument of Bishop Marcin Dunin is located in the vicinity of the Co-cathedral on the side of ul. Armii Krajowej was erected by a sculptor from Koszalin – Zygmunt Wujek. The two-meter base features the figure of the Archbishop wearing liturgical dress.
Marcin Dunin was imprisons by the Prussians in the Kołobrzeg fortress from 9 October 1839 to 3 August 1840. Apart from purely military purposes, the fortress also fulfilled the function of a place of exile of political prisoners of the contemporary Prussian authorities. The punishment was the separation of the prisoner from his circles.
The Arch Bishop was sent to the fortress due to his views on so-called mixed marriages (with spouses practicing various religions). According to Prussian law, sons accept the religion of the father, and daughters the religion of the mother. In such a case, the Catholic law required raising all children in the Catholic faith. The Arch Bishop commanded observing the Catholic Law in his subordinate dioceses. The crates to the right and left of the figure symbolise the imprisonment of the Arch Bishop.
The board at the top of the base informs that the Arch Bishop promoted himself to Primate. The Prussian king forbade using the title, but the bishop kept using it. During the interregnum. The Primate had the entitlements of an interrex, i.e. the proxy of the king. Marcin Dunin lived in the period when Poland was divided by the occupants. The interrex was associated by Poles with Polish authority and unity of the nation. The royal crown at the top of the monument is a symbol of the interrex authority.
The Coat of arms of the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth symbolises faithfulness to independent Poland. It is worth stopping at the monument in a tribute to this great Polish citizen at least for a moment.
The Nurse Monument is located in the health resort part of the city in the Sikorskiego Str. It is well composed with the park square, with vegetation in the background. It was erected in 1980, designed by sculptor Adolf Cogiel from Wrocław. The figure was cast in bronze.
The monument presents a kneeling girl dressed in a military uniform with a bag with a cross over her shoulder. The girl provides medical help and comfort to a wounded soldier. The model for the girl on the monument was nurse Ewelina Nowak. She was killed during the battles in Kołobrzeg in March 1945 while taking a wounded soldier from the battlefield.
The designer of the monument reconstructed her face from a photograph. Some people say the Nurse Monument is one of the most beautiful monuments in Poland. Perhaps they are right, but this is not why it is so special. It was erected in a tribute to all nurses killed during the 2nd World War. They did not fight, but died providing medical help to soldiers.
It is the only monument in Poland and Europe commemorating nurses. Tourists often take photographs of it, you will probably want to do the same.
Wedding to the Sea Monument
The Wedding to the Sea Monument is located at the seaside promenade leading from the port to the pier. The monument was erected on 3 November 1963 by eng. arch. Wiktor Tolkin. The main element of the monument is a stylised flag. Mosaics on the walls and massive reliefs presenting soldiers are symbols of the millennial of the Polish military tradition in Pomerania. The stone boards at the foot of the monument commemorate all military units conquering the city in 1945.
The clearance under the monument symbolises “the window to the world”, i.e. the port. Passing to through the “window” to the other side of the monument without breathing makes one dream come true. It is worth trying. Not everyone knows that the wedding took place on 18 March 1945, on the same day on which Kołobrzeg was conquered. The act of wedding symbolised access to the sea. The main event did not take place where the monument is located, but on the terrace of Fort Ujście (currently a lighthouse).
Wedding to the sea can be compared to a wedding of a groom to a bride. The honour of being the groom was accepted by a simple moustached soldier, corporal Franciszek Niewidziajło. The ring was thrown to the sea from the eastern port breakwater. When you stand on the breakwater and admire the passing ships, think of those times.
Source: Official Website of the City of Kołobrzeg
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