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Torun Travel Guide: 251 reviews and 496 photos

Torun is my favourite town in Poland. Okay, okay, I haven't be to SO many Polish towns yet but among them I have visited, Torun is my favourite. When it comes to historical remains, the former Hanseatic town has one of the best preserved "Old Towns" in Poland. The population of Torun has also produced some famous persons like Nicolaus Copernicus: more on him in my tips.

In 1997 Torun's Old Town was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. If only planning to see one Polish town in your life, then take under consideration to choose Torun!

A great part of the defence system from the 14th century does still exist. It was built up by the Teutonic Knights, who conquered almost half of Europe during the medieval times. Torun was one of their earlier outposts, and got city rights on 28 December, 1233. But the town expanded very fast so in 1264 a settlement near the original town also got city rights, later called the New Town.

Torun has a very fine treasure of old (medieval) wall paintings in the churches, making it very well worth the visit to town just just to see them.

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  • Pros:Very well preserved historic town.
  • In a nutshell:If you have been here you will always want to come back.
  • Last visit to Torun: May 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 21, 2011
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  • Jul 27, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    In 1708 (?) there was a great epidemy in Torun. A lot of people was dead. The picture in St. Jean Church memorized this evenement.

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    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:20 AM

    Good page. Ciao!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    ~ Hi, Lars! I see wonderful architecture! Congratulations on your exciting trip! Thanks for sharing ! ~

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Would love to taste ther pierniki. Torun looks nice. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit this time. But it's definitely on my wish list.

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    Mar 12, 2009 at 1:31 AM

    Brilliant page. Torun is one of my favourites in Europe:)

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    It looks nice n interesting place. thanks for sharing. best wishes from Istanbul. Bora

  • Elena77's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    What a lovely, historic town! And interesting to see they do have a leaning tower as well. : )

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Lars, welcome to VT. Excellent page with fabulous information and brilliant photos. As we will be in Poznan next month, we might take a daytrip to Torum into account. Keep up the good work.

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