German Dirschau
Dominican church

For the early history of the Dominicans in Poland, click here.

A brief description.

Tczew is a major river port, with links to Gdansk. A Pomeranian fortress was built on the site in 1252. It was annexed to Poland in 1282, and the duke of Piomorze, Mszcju II gave a church to the Dominicans in 1298. 
By the occupation by the Teutonic Knights in 1308 the church vanished into smoke, but was rebuilt with old gothic elements in the 14th century. Seized by Prussia in 1772, Tczew was returned to Poland in 1919.

The oldest houses of the city are the former monastic buildings built by the Dominicans at the beginning of the l4th century. After a reconstruction in 1881, a building houses the National School of Music nowadays (Saint Grzegorz Square).

Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, CD 99
            : Internet



The rebuilt Dominican church in Tczew,14th century.

Poland 1961, Mi 1228, Sc 952a.



Return to   REGISTER B                  Return to   HOMEPAGE