Today, the city is one of the most important tourist and academic centers in the country. In 1997, the Old and New Town complex and the ruins of the Teutonic castle were added to the UNESCO list. Torun also became the seat of the League of Polish Cities and Places of UNESCO.
Most of the medieval buildings that UNESCO representatives drew attention to are the location of two local cities (Old and New), joined in 1454 into one organism.
The central point of the old town is the Old Town Square, whose center is the building of the medieval town hall (seat of the District Museum). It is worth paying attention to three interesting monuments: Filus (dedicated to Zbigniew Lengren and his comics), Nicolaus Copernicus (from 1853) and Rafter (refers to the legend of raftsman who freed the city from the plague of frogs). The neo-Renaissance Artus Court, the Holy Spirit Church and the Baroque Tenement House Under the Star are also located at the market square.
In this area, you can visit the Gothic temples: the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cathedral of saints Janow and the Church of St. James the Apostle. Part of the city walls and fortifications also come from the Middle Ages. These include Cat’s Head Tower, Monstrance Tower, Bridge Gate or the most famous Leaning Tower (whose deviation from the vertical is already more than 5 degrees).
Torun gingerbread is the most popular association with Torun. The demand for cakes has resulted in some interesting initiatives targeted at tourists. It is worth visiting the narrative Live Gingerbread Museum where individual guests and organized groups can see how baking gingerbread looked like in the Middle Ages and in the 19th century.
The second most popular association with the city is the figure of the famous astronomer. On Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17 street there is Copernicus’ House (probable birthplace of the scholar) today housing a branch of the District Museum.
- trip duration – 8h
- suggested departure time – 08:00 A.M.
- Group up to max. 3 people – Mercedes E Class w213 sedan – 285 Euro
- Group up to max. 7 people – Mercedes V Class minivan – 310 Euro
The price includes:
- private transport from a hotel or anywhere in Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia, free time to explore the city and return transport
- a well-mannered, elegant and English-speaking driver with all licenses and permissions
- water and Wi-Fi
- passenger insurance
- taxes, highway, parking lots, etc.
The price does not include:
- admission tickets to the following attractions:
- Screening at the planetarium (PLN 12 / person)
- Visit to the 16th bakery combined with participation in the production of gingerbread (PLN 19 / person)
- Visiting the astronomical observatory (from 15 PLN / person)
- Interactive exhibition at the Planetarium – MARS (10 PLN / person)
- Visiting the Copernicus House (PLN 11 / person)
- House of Torun Legends – a combination of an interactive museum and theater (from 14 PLN / person)
- Museum of Literature and Printing in Grebocin (PLN 20 / person)
- Visiting Fort IV of the Torun Fortress (PLN 6 / person)
- Museum of History at the Esken House (PLN 14 / person with a 3D movie)
- Ethnographic Museum with open-air museum (7 PLN / person)
- Visiting the Teutonic Castle in Torun (PLN 10 / person) with the possibility of organizing a show of knights’ fights or archery