Toruń, located in Northern Poland, is the birthplace of famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In the Middle Ages Toruń was a prominent trade centre as a member of the Hanseatic League. In Poland is called ‘Kraków of the North’.
Toruń is the largest Gothic urban complex in Poland, one of the most important and crowded tourist centres of unique value. Right after Kraków, Toruń is the second richest best preserved historical monuments city in Poland.
The whole complex of Toruń Old Quarter, of unique world value, consists of three historical urban sections: Old City (1233), New City (1264) and the Teutonic Knights’ Castle (mid. 13th c.). All of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The medieval urban and architectonic complex of Toruń has preserved mostly untouched and constitutes a precious document of tradition and the past. The more precious as it is one of few cities that hasn’t been destroyed during the World War II.
Toruń is also one of the most important science and cultural centres in Poland with its biggest and oldest university in the North.
Also, come to Toruń, we have cookies – famous Toruń gingerbreads.