Torun Travel Guide

  • Torun from bridge.
    Torun from bridge.
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    Sailors gate
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    Dovecote Tower
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Torun Things to Do

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  • St. Mary's Church.

    St. Mary Church (Kosciol Mariacki) was built in stages, from mid 14th century and on. It is 60 meters in lenght and 27 meters in hight. It has no tower but instead three turrets above the choir at the eastern end. That is said to have been the code of building for the beggar orders at that time. There are, among other things, some very well...

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  • Riverside stroll

    Take a stroll by the banks of the river Wisla, Torun side. From the other side is a good panorama of Torun. To walk, the bridge is very long so i walked on bridge till i got the famous view for my camera. In that picture you can see the city wall..

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  • Leaning Tower

    The tower has a vertical deviation of 1.5 m , was part of Torun fortifications, has been a prison , smithy, now a cafe.

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  • Nicholas Copernicus

    Nicholas Copernicus was born in Torun.In the 15th century he was a great astronomer. His birth date was 19th february 1473. He proved that the sun was the centre of the universe.

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  • Town Hall

    Built in the 14 th century the Town Hall is a symbol of Torun past glory and wealth. You can climb to the top of the 40 m tower. Buy your ticket on street level office,dont start to climb without a ticket

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  • St. John's Cathedral.

    St. John's Cathedral (Katedra Swietojanska) is a hughe brick building and one of the three largest Gothic churches in Northern Poland together with St. Mary's Churches in Gdansk and Torun.The original church was made of wood. Unfortunately it fell victim to a fire which ravaged Torun somewhere between 1263 and 1269. The reconstruction begun as soon...

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  • The tram as a toy.

    This old tram is situated in the street close to the south-western corner of the Old Town Square, opposite to the Holy Spirit Church. I think it is more or less brought there as a kind of toy, but it's a nice one!

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  • Old and tall granary.

    Built in the first half of the 17th century. The windows are decorated with bands which shall resemble tied grain bags. It is ranked as the tallest granary in Poland.

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  • The "musical" fountain.

    There is a quite new tourist attraction to keep the eyes open for - a musical or playing fountain, called Fontanna Cosmopolis. During the day the water in the fountain is following the music and that's it, but in the evening there are also lights colouring the water which makes it all very much more spectacular. In fact impressing and lots of...

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  • St. James' Church.

    St. James' Church (Kosciol Sw. Jakuba in Polish) sits close to the eastern corner of the New Town Square. It's a parish church for the New Town, and as such it is not open to the public, (except July - August when it's open from 12 to 15) but one can come inside the porch to the railings. There you can see some wall paintings from the 14th century,...

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  • The Copernicus House.

    Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473. The historians believe he was born in this house, hence the name. But he was born as Mikolaj Kopernik and Nicolaus Copernicus as a name was taken later, after being educated at the universities of Cracow, Padova and Bologna. He was born into the family of a wealthy merchant, his father's name being...

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  • Copernicus Monument.

    The statue is situated close to the Old Town Hall. Begun in 1809, but only completed in 1853. The latin inscription on the socket says in translation: Nicholas Copernicus the citizen of Torun moved the Earth and stopped the Sun.

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Torun Hotels

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  • 1231 Hotel

    Ul. Przedzamcze 6, Torun, 87-100, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Petite Fleur

    I stayed in the annexe in May 2008. It is ~100 meters away from the Petite Fleur main building. The...

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  • Etap Hotel Torun

    UL.Ks Jerzego Popieluski 2a, Torun, 87-100, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Torun Restaurants

  • Coffee Roasted in House. and delicoius...

    A small Coffee House in old town Toruń. Very friendly and cozy atmosphere, a cool menu of Sandwiches and Salads from around the world, and the best coffee in town. The Santorini Panini is the best thing on they menu. The fresh Tzaziki is awsome.

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  • good food, nice place

    Nice place on the town square, fine for dinner or just to sip a drink and talk away into the night with your friends.

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  • Pancakes

    MANEKIN is the local net of restaurants with pancakes. Pancakes made a big career in Torun. They are really good and cheap. There are three places in Torun:1. Rynek Staromiejski ( Main Squere ,by the post office)2. Wysoka St. 23. Gagarina St. 152

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Torun Nightlife

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  • Between walls in open air

    Internal courtyard of the town hall is popular place of live music concerts. In summer time it is excellent place for relax and enjoy music. Courtyard is used also for film festivals, for film watchings. If the weather allows at the time of event the town hall courtyard is always full of people, all sitting places are full. Many people stay in...

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  • cellar club

    Papaya is the night club located in the old town in one of the cellars. It consists of 3 rooms - two for sitting and one for dancing. Club is compact, has nice interior with prevalence of orange-red colours. Siting places are comfortable, good for groups.There is mini scene and place for Dj in dancing room.Different kinds of music is played there....

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  • Dancing all night

    Torun is vivid also at night. Threre are plenty of pubs and discoclubs. Some of them are close to student's dormitories and some are just in the city center. Here are some of my favourite places:1. Pod Aniolem (Under the Angel) - Rynek Staromiejski 1( Main Squere), they have some concerts in there once in a while. If there is no concert people...

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Torun Transportation

  • Bus to Town

    On arriving at Torun Glowny rail station, to get to town by bus , buy a ticket from the kiosk for about 2.80 zlote. Bus number 22 or 27 takes you over the bridge over the Wisla river into town. To walk would take over half an hour. To use the bus in town buy a ticket at the shop or kiosk near the bus stop, then validate on board bus.

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  • Getting into town.

    Coming to Torun by train, you will most probably arrive in Torun Glówny, which is the main station. From there it is easy to get to town, just catch bus nr 22, 25 or 27, they all have end stop here. You buy tickets from a little kiosk outside the station. Just remember that you have to buy it before boarding the bus, because the drivers won't sell...

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  • Arriving in Torun.

    It is easy to get to Torun by train. I will give you the railway company site in English in this tip.

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Torun Shopping

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  • Try the gingerbreads - "pierniki".

    There is a tradition of baking special gingerbreads in Torun, called "pierniki" in Polish. It is said that piernikis have been produced since the town was founded.Two shops where you can buy these cookies are:Sklep Firmowy Katarzynka in ulica (=street) Zeglarska 25, or Sklep Kopernik at Rynek Staromiejski 6, (= Old Town Square) the Dwor Artusa...

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  • Great and inexpensive colonial furniture

    MANDALLIN company is the direct importer of ornamental and decorative ceramics, lamps, colonial furniture, oil paintings, as well as other decorative elements for the indoor arrangement. Our offer includes products of highly aesthetic values and modern design complying the newest world-wide trends. Colonial furnitureThe materials being used for...

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  • Shoping centre in old town

    Good shoping centre situated in house in the corner of Old Town square and Szeroka streets. It is compact (old town house!!!), has 5 floors, escalators. You can buy there/services:- woman clothes- man clothes- sport goods- shoes- solarium- cafe- solarium service

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Torun Local Customs

  • Local pub

    A pub for the locals .and me. Situated in Fosa Staromiejska near Aleja Jana Pawla str. The price of 0.5l beer 5 zlote [ £1 ] April 2013. Tasty Tyskie beer. This pub is not far from Mercure hotel .

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  • Events

    All major indoor events like concerts, conventions etc. take place at Nicolaus Copernicus Aula. It's a quite large hall with over 500 seats (the largest in Torun) and good acoustics. I was listening a choir there during my professional convention.How to get there? - click here

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  • Love your PORK!

    Pols love to eat meat. Pork is a national meat of Poland and smoked pork should be a symbol of Poland. I am a POL so don't bother to differ with me ;-) heheheHere are few pictures we snaped while wondering around Torun....

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Torun Off The Beaten Path

  • Town of Chelmno

    It is worth to do trip to town of Chelmno from Torun for 1-2 days. Chelmno old nicely preserved town, very interesting tourist destination in region. Chelmno is definitely one of the most valuable destinations in Kujawia region.

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  • Zoological museum

    Lovers of zoology can visit zoological museum in Torun. It really exists there. Different birds, animals, insects, creepy-crawlies etc are exposed there.Museum locates ~40 min walk from old town near the main building of Torun Copernicus University. Very ok to go there by a city bus.

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  • Day trip: Chelmza town

    Staying in Torun for several days it is worth to do day trip to quiet town of Chelmza, that is situated in 20 km from Torun. It is former capital of region, town with well preserved urban building system. Over the old town tower two medieval churches. Especially Chelmza is good in summer, becouse there is lake Chelmzynskie with beach just 10 minuts...

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Torun Sports & Outdoors

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    by Askla Updated Dec 13, 2012

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    If you don't visit a speedway match when in Poland, then you haven't been to Poland! You just should try it if you have not yet done. To experience the atmosphere on spot is quite fascinating. Torun has for many years been one of the better teams in the top league, called Ekstraklasa. They also host one of the GP:s every year now since the new arena is so grand with a capacity of 15.000 spectators.
    Pera Jonssona as it says on the last picture is the name of a Swedish rider (Per Jonsson) who rode for Apator Torun from 1991 to 1994 when a serious crash ended his career. He is now wheelchair bound. He was the World Champion of 1990. In April 2010, shortly before the new arena was inaugurated, the street going there was named after him in gratitude of what he had done for the club. Speedway is the national sport in Poland so getting a street named there after oneself being a foreigner, THAT is very, very big...

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Torun Favorites

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  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Escudo de - Torun - Coat of Arms

    The angel is in the Torun coat of arms from the fifteenth century and it is believed that the reason is that the inhabitants of Torun, after many years at war, asked for divine helpThe angel with a blue mantle, silver wings and a golden key, is behind the coat fo arms which has three towers and a door with a blade closed as a symbol of protection...

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  • Movió la Tierra - He moved the Earth

    Copernico was born in Torum and studied at Cracow, Bologna, Florence, Nuremberg , he got the title of Canon Law and became a true renaissance man who served as a canon, mathematician, translator, economist, physician and cartographer ... , but his greatest achievement was in the field of astronomyHe broke with the vision they had at that time of...

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