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  Beautiful tower of town hall (Torun, Poland, EU)
by sihi

Torun's town hall has beautiful tower that must be mentioned in tips.

So, the tower is the oldest element/part of town hall. Tower was built in XIII century and it had important function of market tower, that situated in the centre of Market Square. It was used as observation point, as place of announcements of regulations of everyday life in the town, that were declared by means of bell. At that time there was no building of town hall.
In beginingtower was 23,5 metres tall. In 1385 tower got 40 m tall.
When town hall was built the tower was adopted to building's architecture.

Torun tower is oldest market tower in Central and Eastern Europe.

Address: Rynek Staromiejski 1
Directions: Old Town market square

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  • Updated Aug 2, 2006
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