The city is the capital of gingerbread and the place of birth of the man who stopped the Sun and moved the Earth — the most famous graduate of the Jagiellonian University — Nicolaus Copernicus. There are many reasons to visit Torun. That’s why there are over 2 millions people coming to Torun every year! The city is well known for its historical buildings and interesting history. Torun gained the town privileges in 1223, when it was founded by the Teutonic Knights as their first settlement, nowadays it is visible in the architectural shape of the city. Its city centre has been entered onto the World’s Heritage List UNESCO, the Torun Old Town Hall is the undeniable evidence of that.
Contemporary Torun means the economical centre and one of the most important art and culture city on the map of Poland. Among others, there are: The Gingerbread Museum, The House of Nicolaus Copernicus or the Teutonic Knights castle. The astronomy fans will definitely be interested in the Planetarium and the Astronomy Centre of Nicolaus Copernicus University where you may browse through the Copernican town tradition followers work. In the Summertime the city uncovers its more entertaining face transforming into the stage of the great number of theatrical, film and music festivals, such as the International Theatre Festival „Kontakt” presenting the most important events from the entire Europe.
Train to Torun
The XIX century Railway Station building is located in the Southern part of the city. The underground passage connects it with the city centre. The most important Polish cities are within reach of the Torun station such as Warsaw, Lublin, Cracow, Katowice, Sopot, Kolobrzeg, Szczecin, Pila, Lodz or Poznan. The train tickets and timetables are available through the Europodroze.pl.
- Gingerbread Museum
- The House of Nicolaus Copernicus
- Teutonic Castle
- The Old Town Hall
- The Old Town Market
- Manor House
- Philadelphia Boulevard