The first mentions written about Nowe come from the middle of the XIII century, but the city itself probably existed much earlier. In the second half of the 13th century there was a development of the city, as evidenced by the creation of castellania and the introduction of franciscans. In 1302, the owners of the holy family issued a document considered the first act of placement. In 1308, the city was conquered and probably destroyed by the Teutonic Cross. It was not until 1350 that grand master Heindrich Düssemer von Arffenberg granted the city a new locational privilege. The construction of the castle in Novgorod was started probably around the middle of the 14th century, on the site of the Castetan castle. It was one of the smallest Teutonic castles in Pomerania. It consisted of a three-storey residential building and a perimeter of the wall connected to the city walls. Probably from the side of the city bordered the castle a separate wall, perhaps preceded by a moat. The lowest storey was dedicated to utility rooms. On the first floor were the rooms of the religious brother in control of the castle. A refractation, a chapel and a guest room are located next door. The highest storey was dedicated to granary and warehouses.
In the middle of the 15th century, the new townspeople actively joined the anti-cross opposition, which eventually resulted in the inclusion of Nowe in Royal Prussia. The second half of the 15th century and the 16th century were a period of stabilisation, disturbed by minor economic developments in trade. Trade alongside the cultivation of the role played a significant role in the development of the city. New and inhabiting merchants skillfully exploited the Vistula city’s location and transport possibilities of the Vistula River. The guild movement and craftsmanship developed extremely rapidly. The Dutch settlers Mennonites came to Mątaw, Zajączkowa and Trill, who permanently changed the landscape of the Vistula villages.
The 17th-century Polish-Swedish wars led to demographic catastrophe and the destruction of the city. The city’s community wiped out successive waves of plague called black death. In the next century, the demographic and economic situation did not improve. The year 1772 brought the annexation of the New to the Prussian monarchy. In the 19th century, there were changes in the political and economic system and the colonization movement intensified. The city slowly grew from the fall, the population grew. The end of the 19th and early 20th centuries brought the construction of modern municipal infrastructure: water works, gas works, railways, schools, slaughterhouses and the first electrification works. The year 1920 brought the return of the New to Poland. During the next difficult in economic terms, the furniture industry developed in Novek. On February 19, 1945, Soviet troops entered the city. The post-war period resulted in the industrialization of the city, education and single-family and cooperative housing developed.
CULTURE AND RECREATION
Cultural Center “Zamek”, plac Zamkowy 3, tel./fax 52 33 27 350, https://ckzamek-nowe.flog.pl
Entrance to the castle is free of charge, please contact the employees of the Municipal Public Library for sightseeing.
Municipal Public Library, plac Zamkowy 3, tel. 52 33 27 081
Event and sports hall, ul. Nowa 2, tel. 52 33 14 365, 510 909 866
Recreation complex on the Witch Lake, ul. Komierowskiego, tel. 512 377 442
Hotel “Dowhań”***, Nowe, ul. Tczewska 9, tel. 52 332 72 73, 52 333 76 54, www.hoteldowhan.tfirma.pl
Hotel Restauracja Zdrojewo, Zdrojewo 99, tel. 52 33 28 067, 507 187 558, www.hotelzdrojewo.pl
Agrotourism on Lake Grazyna and Lech Wiśniewscy, Gajewo, Buildings 2, tel. 603 265 783, http://www.agroturystykanadjeziorem.republika.pl
Holiday resort “Sunny glade” Kozłowscy, Osiny, lake Radodzierz, tel. 602 616 658, 608 590 804, www.slonecznapolana.pl
Rooms for rent Andrzej Olszewski, Zdrojewo 69, tel. 52 33 27 780
Agrotourism farm HUZAR B.M. Lewandowscy, Nowe, ul. Kniatek 24, tel. 605 211 018, www.huzarnowe.cba.pl
Agrotourism Farm Habitat Krystyna Gałecka, Osiny 28, tel. 606 362 085, http://www.twojesiedlisko.pl
Organic and agrotourism farm Arkadiusz Pstrong kociewska Tuscany , Bochlin 71, tel. 502 646 967, e-mail: [email protected], www.toskaniakociewska.pl
Tucholskie Wrota Maciej Górski, Bochlin 13, tel. 52 33 27 023, e-mail: [email protected]
Restaurant “Dowhan”, Nowe, ul. Tczewska 9, tel. 52 332 72 73, 52 333 76 54, www.hoteldowhan.tfirma.pl
Hotel Restauracja Zdrojewo, Zdrojewo 99, tel. 52 33 28 067, 507 187 558, http://www.hotelzdrojewo.pl
Restaurant Wachlarz Smaków, Nowe, ul. Wojska Polskiego 17, tel. 510 483 913, 52 551 92 20
Golden Horn Restaurant on the Witches’ Lake, Nowe, ul. Komierowskiego, tel. 512 377 442
Café “Roma”, Nowe, ul. Wojska Polskiego 1, tel. 52 33 27 572, www.cukierniaroma.tfirma.pl
Castle Café ,,Lechu”, Nowe, plac Zamkowy, tel. 697 210 890, www.kawiarnialechu.cba.pl
Clubcafé “Granary”, Nowe, ul. Kościuszki 10, tel. 512 267 306, www.spichlerz-nowe.pl
EVENTS – New Days, Disco Polo Gala
Municipality of Nowe
ul. Świętego Rocha 5, tel. 52 333 72 10