All photos (16)Medieval Town of Torun (Stare Miasto w Toruniu)
Medieval Town of Torun (Stare Miasto w Toruniu)
Medieval Town of Torun (Stare Miasto w Toruniu)

Medieval Town of Torun (Stare Miasto w Toruniu)

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Stare Miasto, Toruń, Poland
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Torun owes its origins to the Teutonic Order, which built a castle there in the mid-13th century as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. It soon developed a commercial role as part ... Read more
of the Hanseatic League. In the Old and New Town, the many imposing public and private buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries (among them the house of Copernicus) are striking evidence of Torun's importance. UNESCO recognised the Medieval Town as a World Heritage Site in 1997.

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Bangkok

The Old Town in Torun is so beautiful! It is one of the best places in Poland. The Copernicus House, The Copernicus statue, awesome monuments and of course gingerbreads! We spent hours walking around the Stare Miasto, taking photos and simply relaxing. The best building that we saw was the leaning tower.

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Local from Torun

A wonderful historic old town which has been remarkably lucky in the many wars to ravage Poland - since the Swedes in the Counter Reformation, the old town has barely been damaged!

Wander the old town streets and you can lose yourself in the medieval era, wandering past the birthplace of Copernicus and the remains of the old City wall along the Vistula River. The remains of the Teutonic Knights castle are a legacy of a millennium ago while the historic city hall is at the epicentre of a wonderful town centre where the 'New Town' area is itself over 750 years old!

There are lovely cafes and bars to explore, some great restaurants and a marvellous cornucopia of side streets with boutique museums devoted to history, travel, Asian antiquities and much more!

Spend a few days in Torun and learn all about the rich history of Central Europe in this Polish jewel!

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I recommend spending a few days in Torun and exploring its Old Medieval Historic District. Torun has the advantage of being one of the few European cities that have kept its original urban plan. You can easily spend a few days wandering around its historic buildings, museums, squares, etc. You must go for a nice walk along the Bulwar Filadelfijski near the Wisla River and make sure you visit Mikolaj's Kopernicus House Museum since this is a really unique place where you will discover many interesting things about this important scientist. Please visit St. Mary's as well as many other beautiful churches and if you have time go to the Ethnographic Museum. If you have time, not too far from Torun are these incredible structures, which are very unique in Europe. They are called Teznie and are located in Ciechocinek. Look for it on the web it is worth visiting it. Do not forget to eat world famous PIERNICZKI (Gingerbread) from Torun. They are just wonderful.

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Warsaw

Good place just for a walk!

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