Torun

Nicolaus Copernicus town

The birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. The city which sits on both banks of the Vistula has the greatest wealth of Gothic architecture in Poland. Its medieval centre with the original urban layout was entered on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list.

There is the Old Town Square with its Old Town Hall in the middle. From the top of the town hall tower enfolds a fine panoramic view.

Other monuments include the statue of Copernicus, three Gothic churches, Copernicus family house, city walls and gates, ruins of the Teutonic Knights’ castle and the Crooked Tower.

Many museums, planetarium and a skansen.

Tourist Information Center, Torun, Rynek Staromiejski 25; tel. +(48-56) 621 09 31, fax 621 09 30; www.it.torun.com.pl

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