Market Square, Fisherman’s monument
The monument in the Market Square was erected in 1919 to honour the People of the sea. It is a fountain designed by Wilhelm Gross and founded by the Heptenmacher family.
Town Hall is currently of late Baroque and Classicist forms. Established on the projection of an elongated rectangle. Partial basement building, one-story, covered with an asymmetrical hipped mansard roof.
Brick stone, plastered building. Wooden ceilings with a soffit, above some cellars - barrel vaulted ceilings with lunettes. Roof covered with ceramic plain tiles.
The front facade with a separate pedestal, divided by a window sill cornice under the windows of the first floor, topped with a profiled under-eaves cornice. On the facade axis, there is a late-Renaissance portal of the main entrance. Two windows on both sides of the portal are crowned with triangular pediments and enclosed with profiled bands, identical to those around the openings of the floors. The side parts of the facade and the northern facade are divided by a niche in the shape of semicircular closed arcades, in which window openings closed with a segmental arch are inscribed.
Other facades lacking in detail, except for the flat cordon cornice dividing the rear facade. Remains of the wall of the neighbouring tenement house with arches indicating the vaulting of the rooms are visible on the blind, southern side wall.
Relief from the Town Hall side shows a knight with a sword at his side, a representative giving the settlement city rights. He tells farmers which area the city will cover, and a sitting scribe describes this historic event. There are also the first builders of the city who dig the moat and build city embankments. In the distance you can see the sea.
Relief from the north shows boat builders building a sailing, merchant ship with two masts at the Darłowo shipyard. In the distance you can see middle-class tenement houses. Darłowo was famous for building reliable ships since the 14th century, which enabled sea trade and expeditions to Scania for salted fish.
Relief placed on the east side shows a holka that comes from a large Hanseatic koga. This holk with three masts had caravel planking, two foremasts and one Latin sail. She also had an enlarged top on the bow and stern. She was often used in Northern Europe.
From the south, the relief presents city pastures. There you can see a sheep shepherd and a knitting goose shepherdess. In the distance, the creator marked the silhouette of St. Mary's Church. For a small monthly fee, you could get your cattle, herds and geese grazed by the city shepherds. Goose meat, especially livers, was the best export product of old Darłowo.