Torun

Gingerbread Museum in Torun

Gingerbread Museum is in Europe’s only real-live Gingerbread Museum – a fully functional 16th century gingerbread factory. Museum is an intriguing and magical place, filled with the history Read More »

Museum of Nicholas Coeprnicus

Visiting The Museum of Nicholas Copernicus starts with the 18 minutes long performance: the light and sound presentation at the model of Torun from around 1500. The scenario of the performance, Read More »

Ethnographic Museum in Torun

The Ethnographic Museum in Torun came into being 1st January 1959. Its creatress and the first long-term manager was professor Maria Znamierowska-Prufferowa, whom name, the museum has carried Read More »

University Museum in Torun

University Museum in Torun along the lines of similar institutions in the world connects elegant functions of the university with those of science, museum and education. Because of the relatively Read More »

Town Hall in Torun

The statue of Nicholas Copernicus is situated in the Old Market square in front of the Old Town Hall. It dates from 1853. It was made by a sculptor from Berlin, Friedrich Abraham Tieck, Read More »

Nicholas Copernicus Monument

The statue of Nicholas Copernicus is situated in the Old Market square in front of the Old Town Hall. It dates from 1853. It was made by a sculptor from Berlin, Friedrich Abraham Tieck, Read More »

The Leaning Tower in Torun

The Leaning Tower is a medieval city tower, which owes its name to its substantial vertical deviation (1.40 m). It was built in the XIV century as a vertical, 15 meter tower merged into the Read More »

Rafter’s Monument in Torun

Rafter’s Monument is located in the western part of the Old Town Marketplace. It was created in 1914 by a German sculptor, Georg Wolf from Berlin. It was founded by wealthy citizens of Torun. The Read More »

Saint Johns’s Cathedral in Torun

Torun cathedral of saint John the Baptiser and saint John the Evangelist is the oldest Gothic church in the Land of Chelmno, the beginnings of which are connected with the moment of granting Read More »

St. Mary’s Church in Torun

The post-Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary erected in the second half of the 14th century, is one of the most outstanding artistic and architectural achievements of Read More »

Church of St. James in Torun

The neo-Renaissance edifice of the Artus House dates from 1891, but, as a matter of fact, it has been modeled on the former Artus House of 1386. The former building, renovated during the Read More »

Artus House in Torun

The neo-Renaissance edifice of the Artus House dates from 1891, but, as a matter of fact, it has been modeled on the former Artus House of 1386. The former building, renovated during the Read More »

Dybowski Castle in Torun

Dybowski Castle was erected on the left bank of the Vistula by Wladysław Jagiello as the seat of the Polish starosts and a strategic military point to the enforcement of the traffic control on Read More »

Monastery Gate in Torun

Monastery Gate is one of the eight gates which guarded the entrance to the Old Town in the Middle Ages. It was erected in the first half of XIV century, and new storeys were added in early XV Read More »

Bridge Gate in Torun

Bridge Gate is originally called the Transit gate or the Ferry gate. It owes its name to the crossing on the Vistula River by which it was situated. The current name comes after the permanent Read More »

The City Walls

The beginning of the construction of the municipal walls in Torun dates back to the 1360s. The commercial city that was growing rich and was an important military and administrative centre of the Read More »

The Torun Fortress

In Torun there is a military monument of the highest rank – one of the most immense systems of fortifications in Poland, built by Prussians at the end of 19th century to defend the western Read More »

Planetarium in Torun

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Torun is Planetarium, named after Wl. Dziewulski. It is the most technically advanced planetarium in Poland. Due to its characteristic architectural Read More »

Orbitarium in Torun

The Orbitarium is a new, original Torun idea of space popularisation. The basis for its conception was the mission of the space probe Cassini, whose main aim was to examine Saturn, its satellites Read More »

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK) in Torun, founded in 1945, is the largest university in Northern Poland in regard to its scientific potential, as well as to the number of fields of study Read More »

The Vistula Panorama of Torun

The charm and harmony when viewing Torun from the Vistula river make this panorama one of Torun symbols and distinctive features. The panorama can be fully admired from the viewpoint in Majdany Read More »

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