This small street in the city centre features a townhouse topped with a bust of Nicolaus Copernicus. The unusual placement of the sculpture resulted from the fact that the Prussian authorities withheld the permit to set it in a more accessible location. The initiators of the monument’s construction intended to give it the inscription: “Nicolaus Copernicus Polonus”. Unable to secure the permit through official channels, the Poles chose to quietly place a copy of the famed astronomer’s statue out of the officials’ sight. In this way, they successfully circumvented the unfavourable administrative decision.
Copernicus’ bust was placed on the townhouse with the consent of its owner, Maksymilian Studniarski, a professor in the nearby Berger Realschule.