Atmospheare, archtecture, cafes, churches, panoramas - magic & romantic town!!!!!!!
Didnt encounter any negative experiences
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The two buildings at 15 and 17 ul. Kopernica are widely believed to be the birthplace of astronmer Nicolaus Copernicus. The exhibits inside a hodge-podge of loosely-related reproductions of original objects from Copernicus' time. There was minimal information available in English and frankly, without information the exhibits were boring as heck....more
Located in the basement of the Nicolaus Copernicus House, this hands-on gingerbread experience celebrates Torun's history as the birthplace of the famous cookie (pierniki in Polish). When I visited the tour was exclusively in Polish, so I had to watch others in my group to figure out what to do. We started out by shaping our dough into a...more
The New Town Market Square is a big public square dominated by the Holy Trinity Church which was built in the center of the square in the 1200s. Its history as a market square is memorialized by a bronze statue of vendors wares, and vendors do occasionally set up shop in the square to sell fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads and more.more
Shaped like a giant armoire, with drawers you'll just die to pull out and cabinets you'll want to open, the Baj Pomorski Theatre focuses on children's theater and puppetry, as well as more conventional pieces of theatre. Walk by around sunset while as the sun reflects off the theatre's creatively-designed windows, or go one step further and take in...more
Along the Vistula River there is a picturesque waterfront walkway. Forty-minute river cruises depart hourly during the high season (according to the tourism department, that is!), while locals travel the river in their own boats, patiently wait for fish to bite and enjoy meals and drinks on floating restaurants. In the summer there can be a lot of...more
Built by combining a series of separate buildings in the late 14th century, the Old Town City Hall in Torun used to house merchants stalls and the community's municipal offices. It's clock tower was built in 1274 and once held a golden crown at its top (the crown was damaged during a Swedish invasion in the 1700s). Today, visitors can check out the...more
Ul. Przedzamcze 6, Torun, 87-100, Poland
Good for: Solo
Not too big in the middle of the old centre. Nice clean rooms with shower and toilet. A good...more
UL.Ks Jerzego Popieluski 2a, Torun, 87-100, Poland
Good for: Couples
As you enter the old town through the main gate, on your right (under the covered sidewalk) there is a hole-in-the-wall bar with a window that serves up delicious fruit-topped waffles. Fruit and whipped cream, that is. Whether you're looking for a sweet breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or some dessert after a perogy dinner, waffles from Bar...more
Nalesniki is Polish for "crepes", and this lovely little restaurant does a great job serving up Polish pancakes, both sweet and savoury. The menu features some interesting combinations, like "camembert, ham, leek gratin, corn and gravy" or "Plum liqueur, crisp gingerbread and vanilla cream cheese". Um, wait... how did I miss that last one on the...more
Oh, Lonely Planet, you really failed me on this one. The LP Eastern Europe lists this restaurant as a top choice in Torun. I can't imagine anything worse. Claiming to serve a mix of local pub grub and Indian cuisine, this place does a lot of things poorly. The perogies here were the worst I tried in all of Poland, and the "Indian tortilla"...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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.more
Torun's train station is small and old-fashioned. While other Polish stations were high-tech and modern, this one had little technology or up-to-date information about arrivals and departures. A taxi from the historic center to the station cost me 20 zloty. The station is also accessible by city bus. From Torun I took a train to Gdansk; my...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...
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...more
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...more