On the way to the lapidarium in Bartin, we drove through Lustebuhr. It’s the type of village that you could miss if you’re not looking close enough as the road forks and splits off several times from the main drag. Taking a wrong turn could lead into a farmer’s field or down a narrow walking path (was I supposed to drive there?)

I was curious about Emmasthal, but the owners of the Gutshaus Kłopotowo had informed me that it didn’t exist anymore and it was basically just a hill. Interestingly enough, if I remember correctly, the family who used to live in the manor in Klaptow had two children who inherited the land: a daughter who received the manor in Klaptow and her brother, who did not have the same favor with his parents and was given Emmasthal instead. Technically, all of these places were smaller residences within the larger community of Peterfitz.

Today, Lustebuhr goes by the name Włościbórz (pronounced vor-SCHEE-borsh).

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One of the most architecturally iconic buildings in Lustebuhr is the Dom Pomocy Społecznej, or “nursing home” in English. Its hundred-year-old clock keeps time for the little village. (More pictures can be viewed at Powiat Kołobrzegski’s webpage and from Western Pomerania’s site.) Formerly a palace, it was originally used as a hunting lodge in the 1800s. The property is situated with a park to the back. The estate changed hands a number of times, originated with the von Lustebuhr family. Later the von Ramel family until 1749 when the von und zum Broich family took it over. Other owners of interest include von Eichmann, von Natzmer, von Wedel, von Kameke, von Helden, and von Rümker families.

In 2016, a fire ravaged one of the homes in the village, doing considerable damage to the roof and rafters. The story was published by Głos Koszaliński and covers the extensive damage to the house. Nonetheless, it appears the owners have taken the effort to restore the building, replacing the roof and giving it a fresh coat of paint. A video of the aftermath can be seen below with the firefighters doing their work.

The village itself makes a loop with most of the houses hidden back behind a wall of trees. Other large farm complexes can be seen from the main road.

Lustebuhr was a friendly little village. One of the groundskeepers was kind enough to take me inside and help me discover where the lapidarium was located.

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