Toruń is one of the oldest Polish cities and I would go even further and say that it’s also one of the most beautiful places in Poland. Not without reason was its old town listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Its cobbled streets, medieval red brick architecture and the smell of ginger bread, as Toruń is Poland’s ginger bread headquarters, give the city an unforgettable air. If you are an architecture buff, you can spend hours just strolling around the old town (which isn’t that big) and never get bored.
Although the first settlements in this area date back to 1100 BC, the first proper city was founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. The city became part of the Kingdom of Poland in the 15th century.
This photo was also published by BBC News on 26th April 2012.
Toruń is also the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus (or in Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik), a Polish Renaissance astronomer who first formulated the heliocentric cosmology.
So forget about Cracow and Warsaw! You should definitely consider visiting Toruń during your next trip to Poland! In the meantime, get some inspiration by strolling through our gallery.
This gallery was also published by Great and Beautiful Poland and The Best of Poland on 28th April, by Poland Trips on 29th April, by Poland Art & Architecture on 30th April and by Discover Poland on 22nd June 2012.
Our main picture was shared by KulturalnyTorunPl and Orbi Torun.
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