Torun is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. It is a medieval Gothic town and it is a UNESCO Site. Time to discover the city where Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Poland.
Discover the majestic Torun (Toruń)
Birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus in Poland
General about Toruń
Torun is the most beautiful medieval Gothic city in northern-central Poland, on the Vistula River with a population of around 250,000 citizens. Situated around 2,5 hours from Warsaw. Torun is also one of the most beautiful cities in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Also, the place where the famous mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born. The city consisted of the wider area of Poland's Royal Prussia. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with the first settlement dated back to the 8th century and expanded in 1233 by the Teutonic Knights.
At one point, the city was considered the most modern cultural and technological center in Medieval Europe. Believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Toruń is noted for its very high standard of living and quality of life.
In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World, Heritage List. Later in 2007, the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland.
In the Old and New Town, are much imposing public and private buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries (among them the house of Copernicus) are striking evidence of Torun's importance). The Medieval Town of Toruń is comprised of three elements: the ruins of the Teutonic Castle, the Old Town, and the New Town.
The oldest painting on Polish soil depicting England’s legendary King Arthur of the Round Table can be found in the north-central city of Toruń. The mural was accidentally discovered during the major renovation of a medieval tenement house.
According to Dr. Jacek Witkowski of the University of Wrocław Institute of Art History, it dates back to the year 1400. Read More
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Discover the City of Torun
Points of interest in Torun & Things to Do
Source: Visit-Torun - Sightseeing
- Monument to Nicolaus Copernicus
- Old Townhall
- Artus Court
- Flisak statuette
- Church of the Holy Spirit
- Catholic church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Leaning Tower
- Renaissance granary
- The Monastery Gate
- House of Nicolaus Copernicus
- Cathedral of St. John
- The Sailing Gate
- Ruins of the Teutonic Castle
- Tavern under Modrym Fartuchem
- Church of St. James
- Former Evangelical church
- Streets of Queen Jadwiga and Szeroka
- Tenement under the Star
- The figure of a donkey
The map above together with the audio guide for every single point of interest noted will help you discover the city of Torun.
Old City Town Hall (District Museum)
The Gothic Town Hall represents the former prosperity of the city. It was built on the site of old cloth halls, with the approval of Konrad Wallenrod – Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. The Town Hall was a residence of the town authorities and the court.
The District Museum in Toruń is the oldest and best museum in the city and one of the best in Poland as well. Its origins date back to the year 1861. You can see there a collection of Gothic art, ancient craft, and Polish paintings. There is a spectacular view of the Old Town from the 40 meters high tower.
Admission fees (without reservation charge)
- Old City Town Hall: 11 PLN, reduced: 7 PLN
- Town Hall Tower: 11 PLN, reduced: 7 PLN
- Combined ticket for both: 17 PLN, reduced: 12 PLN
More Points of interest in Torun
- Nowe Miasto - the new town
- Ethnographic Museum
Download the Torun's best attractions in English PDF.
Try Toruń's famous gingerbread
The most famous product of Toruń. Exist for centuries and is also one of the most popular Polish products. You may buy gingerbread in whole Poland, but nowhere else you can get such a variety of shapes and sizes and most important, taste.
Why not? Visit the Live Gingerbread Museum.
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Private Traditional Polish Food Tour
Discover the sights and the tastes of historic Torun on this food tour. Stop for food tastings at 4 of the city's specialty food stores and restaurants. Learn about the city's history, unique culinary culture, and tradition.
Duration: 2, 3, or 4 Hours
Available Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Visit 4 venues, including specialty food stores and restaurants, to sample the fresh flavors of the local cuisine. Tastes delicious local dishes including dumplings, gołąbki, potato pancakes, schabowy sausage rolls, and delicious cream rolls.
Please note that the golden rule of Polish hosts is to serve enough food to make a table collapse; you are advised to just eat breakfast and skip lunch or you won’t be able to try everything.
Torun Trip Planning from Warsaw
When you are 7 or 8 people, then it might worth paying €88 per person to have a comfortable professional tour to Torun from Warsaw. But imagine you are alone or just a couple, you will have to pay €350 or €400 for the tour. Stay calm, keep reading...
Certainly, in most cases, it might even cost more than your whole trip to Poland. In the first place, it is not hard to plan your trip to Toruń and I am going to help you with that.
Also the most important is that you can even stay for one night in Toruń and see more. Meet the city's nightlife and why not, with the same money make something very interesting.
Finally, we will try to cover all the included in the professional tour, except for the hotel pickup. Definitely hotel pick up can be a taxi that will take you to the central station to take the train or the bus.
Let's find out how much our tour to Torun will cost in case we spend 30 minutes planning it.
Warsaw to Toruń (Car, Train or Bus)
There are three options to go to Torun from Warsaw. One is by train, basically, there are many different trains you can choose from. This depends on the money you are willing to pay and how long the trip takes in each case. Then you can also go by bus, see below and finally by car rental.
The second way to travel from Warsaw to Toruń is by Bus. This is the cheapest way but it takes longer. In order to book a bus, you can try the Omio. It will find you buses out of many companies.
You can also check FLIXBUS, with buses from just €7 one way. The trip with a bus can take approximately 4 hours and in some cases little more. Most buses depart from Warsaw Zachodni central station.
You can get to Toruń by direct train from almost any Polish city. The journey takes around 2 hours and 35 minutes and prices start from 42 PLN around.
Toruń's central railway station: Toruń Główny is not located - as in many other cities - in the city center.
To get to the city center you have to take a taxi or a bus. The station is served by the following bus lines: 22, 25, 27. You can get a bus ticket (Bilet), which costs 2,50 PLN at any kiosk. The bus journey will be around 5 minutes.
The best way to book a train in Poland is Intercity: «https://www.intercity.pl/en/». The trip using a train will take around 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Stay for one night and see Toruń by Night
The best way to admire the beauty of Toruń is to stay one and walk across the river, see the city lights. Go for a nice dinner and a few hot wines. Weak up fresh the next day and get back to Warsaw or visit another city.
Do you know that you can find hotels from only 137 PLN? I was checking for the sake of this article. Below there are some good medium standard hotels you can book.
Gotyk *** Stare Miasto - Best Seller
Source - Gotyk
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City Tour in Toruń, Poland
You can see the city on your own, but this city deserves a guide. If you are not a person that you spend money on guides and professional tours, you can take at least an audio guide.
You can find the audio guide for all the important attractions and also very important maps of the city and surroundings. Finally, all the Toruń best Attractions. In case you cannot find them, please let me know.
If you want you can book a professional tour. It might be nice to get the Private Traditional Polish Food Tour. Another option and is the one included in the professional all-inclusive tour above is an Old Town Walking Tour with a Private Local Guide.
In any case, a professional tour should not cost you more than €100 and to eat out in a nice restaurant should not cost you more than 20-30 euro.
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