Every day at 13:00 from the window of Nowy Dom Ławy, a building adjacent to the Artus Court, a seventeenth-century young Gdansk woman is looking out, and she is called the Lady from the Window.
Who is this mysterious lady? It's a fictional character straight from the literature, the heroine of the popular historical novel "A Lady from the Window" by Jadwiga Luszczewska (Deotyma) and of the move with Pola Raksa (1964), with the same title.
The story "Lady from the window" is set in seventeenth-century Gdansk, where Lieutenant Kazimierz Korycki arrives. In the window of one of the houses, the lieutenant sees the beautiful Hedwig. Girl rescued as a child from the Turkish slavery is taken care of by councilor Johann Schultz, who wants to take Hedwig as his wife. The emergence of Korycki crosses some of his plans. Hedwig promises the lieutenant that she will become his wife. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. The jealous councilor imprisons her at the Amber House.
Trying to win the hand of his beloved, the lieutenant explained the mystery of Hedwig origins, which in an unusual way connects her to his family.
Subsequent generations read Deotyma's novel and that's why upon arriving in Gdansk, they look for the Amber House and the lady in its window.
The designer of the statue of the Lady is Ewa Topolan, an artist, sculptor originating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, and the designer of the mechanism is Tadeusz Nowosielski.
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Every day at 13.00, and in the summer season (May 1 to September 15) additionally between 15.00 and 17.00