Domasławice (Darłowo)

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Domasławice (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : West Pomerania
Powiat : Sławieński
Gmina : Darłowo
Geographic location : 54 ° 23 '  N , 16 ° 27'  E Coordinates: 54 ° 23 '22 "  N , 16 ° 26' 38"  E
Height : 11 m npm
Residents : 450
Economy and Transport
Street : DK 37 Darłowo - Karwice
Next international airport : Danzig

Domasławice ( German  Damshagen ) is a village in the Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship . It belongs to the rural community Darłowo ( Rügenwalde ) in the Powiat Sławieński ( Schlawe district ).

Geographical location

The farming and church village Domasławice is located three kilometers southeast of Darłowo .

Neighbors of Domasławice are: in the west Porzecze ( Preetz ) and Rusko ( Rußhagen ), in the north and east Darłowo and the city forest, and in the south the forest of Nowy Kraków ( State Forest New Krakow ).

Place name

To name interpretation, there are two explanations: either could be the name of a summary of the Slavic word for "oak" (= "dąb" - "Oak village") be, or the location is a foundation of Ruegen Knight Domizlaw that with Wizlaw II. In 1270 came to Schlawer Land and gave the village its name. Around 1358 the place was called as Thomashagen .

The German form of the name “ Damshagen ” is used again in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Polish “ Domasławice ” also in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.


Damshagen is said to have been founded in the second half of the 13th century. It was a village belonging to the Buckow monastery . With the Reformation the place came under the ducal office of Rügenwalder .

Until 1945 Damshagen belonged to the municipality of Schlawin (now Polish: Słowino) and the forest district of Neu Krakow (Nowy Kraków) in the district of Schlawe i. Pom. in the administrative district of Köslin in the Prussian province of Pomerania . The place also belonged to the registry office Neu Krakow and was in the area of ​​the district court Rügenwalde (Darłowo).

Towards the end of the Second World War Damshagen was occupied by Soviet troops. After the end of the war, the village was placed under Polish administration together with the whole of Western Pomerania. Damahagen was renamed Domasławice .

The village is now part of the administrative unit Gmina Darłowo in the Powiat Sławieński of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Today 450 people live here.

Local division until 1945

Before 1945, the Damshagen municipality had four villages or residential areas:

  • Damshagen ( forester's house ) - district forester of the State Forestry Office Neu Krakow, 1 km east of Damshagen and north of today's state road 37,
  • Rehbockshagen (now Różkowo in Polish ) - settlement, 2 km south of the village and west of Vosshagen,
  • Vosshagen (Zagórzyn) - settlement, 2 km south of Damshagen,
  • Vosshagen ( Forsthaus ) - district forester of the State Forestry Office Neu Krakow, 1 km south-east of the village on today's state road 37.


Village church

The church in Domasławice was built in 1998. It bears the name of St. Joseph .

Except for the tower, your previous church did not survive the Second World War . It had stood in Damshagen for over 500 years, 400 years of which as a Protestant church. It was a small building - a rectangular building with a semicircular end of the choir in the east - from the transition period from Romanesque to Gothic. To the west stood the tower with a tent roof made of bricks and field stones. The church roof was covered with tiles, the tower with shingles. The church had been rebuilt several times in its history.

The altar from around 1700 was connected to the pulpit, carved angel figures were attached to other sides. Due to a fire in the Schlawiner rectory on October 24th, 1808, all church building files were destroyed by flames.


Before 1945 Damshagen was a purely Protestant village. The church was a branch church in the parish Schlawin (Słowino) within the parish Rügenwalde (Darłowo) of the church province of Pomerania in the church of the Old Prussian Union . In 1940 there were 1535 parishioners. In the last years of the war, the place was looked after from Rügenwalde.

Today the predominantly Catholic population from Domasławice to Darłowo is parished since 1945 . Darłowo is also the seat of the responsible deanery in the Köslin-Kolberg diocese of the Catholic Church in Poland . The Protestant church members now belong to the parish Koszalin ( Köslin ) in the diocese of Pomerania-Greater Poland of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland .


The two-class school stood in the middle of the village before 1945. It was a two-story brick building that was built around the turn of the 20th century. The number of pupils amounted to about 70 children.


There is a connection to the north running state road 37 , which connects the state road 6 (former German Reichsstraße 1 , today also European road 28 ) at Karwice ( Karwitz ) with Darłowo. The nearest train station is Sińczyca ( Schöningswalde ) on the PKP line 418 ( Korzybie ( Zollbrück ) - Sławno - Darłowo).


  • Manfred Vollack (Ed.): The Schlawe district. A Pomeranian homeland book . 2 volumes, Husum 1988/1989
  • Heinrich Schulz: Pomeranian village churches east of the Oder , Herford 1963