Tychowo, Sławno County

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Tychowo is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°21′11″N 16°47′11″E / 54.35306°N 16.78639°E / 54.35306; 16.78639
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Sławno
Gmina Gmina Sławno

Tychowo [tɨˈxɔvɔ] (German: Wendisch Tychow until 1937, then simply Tychow) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sławno, within Sławno County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of Sławno and 179 km (111 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin.


Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. For the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

Sigurdshof (today's Waszkowo), an outlying estate (Vorwerk/fołwark) became an outpost of the secret education of pastors for the Nazi-opponent fraction of the united Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union, represented by the Confessing Church and its brethren councils, persecuted by the Nazis during the struggle of the churches.

In summer 1939 the Ewald Graf von Kleist-Wendisch Tychow offered his unused outlying estate Sigurdshof to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Protestant pastor and theologian and head of an underground seminary (Sammelvikariat) for training Confessing-Church pastors, for his seminary.[2] The seminary then moved over from Groß Schlönwitz. The Gestapo forcibly shut down the seminary in March 1940.[2]


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pfarrer, Berlin-Charlottenburg 9, Marienburger Allee 43: Begleitheft zur Ausstellung, corr. a. ext. ed., Kuratorium Bonhoeffer Haus (ed.), Berlin: Erinnerungs- und Begegnungsstätte Bonhoeffer Haus, ²1996, p. 51. No ISBN.

Coordinates: 54°21′11″N 16°47′11″E / 54.35306°N 16.78639°E / 54.35306; 16.78639