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Torun


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The beautifully preserved "Gingerbread City"

One of Poland's oldest cities, Torun was once also one of the largest, as evidenced by its plentiful Brick Gothic, Baroque, and Mannerist architecture. Fortunately, Torun escaped World War II intact, so everything in its center is original, down to Nicolaus Copernicus' birthplace. Torun's beautifully preserved, UNESCO-listed Old Town (with its massive cathedral) is the main reason to visit. Take your time exploring the center, its medieval Gothic buildings, walls, and towers (one of which is leaning) will reward you. Be sure to check out Torun's famed, elaborate gingerbread (which naturally has its own museum, where you can learn to bake it). The city isn't just known as "The Gingerbread City" due to its characteristic red brick architecture!

Torun is fairly central, making it a natural stop between Gdansk and Poznan or Warsaw. Bydgoszcz makes for a natural, if hard to pronounce (the Germans called it "Bromberg") day trip from Torun, as does Chelmno, which also features a cute, quiet Old Town (the Chelmno Concentration Camp was located in another part of the country).

What I love about Torun

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There is a reason why the district of the medieval city of Toruń has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A visit to this place is like a time capsule that takes you back to the historical period when knights and kings were a normal occurrence, some 700 years ago. With that in mind, it should be expected that Toruń will have a very contemporary atmosphere, because it is constantly gaining popularity among the best places to live in Poland, especially for those who want to leave behind the big city's hustle. It should also be noted that the center is surrounded by great, affordable restaurants.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Torun

Spend some time in Torun on a tour that takes in other cities in Poland and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Torun and other destinations throughout Poland and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Torun

Historical Boutique Hotel
Charming historical hotel with modern rooms and an excellent restaurant.
Modern Design Hotel
A centrally-located and modern hotel with terraces and bar.
Boutique Hotel
Cozy boutique hotel in the Old Town's center.

Things to do in Torun

Torun Private Walking Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Torun

How long should I stay in Torun?
We recommend a night or two in Torun, so you can take in the beautiful city center, visit the gingerbread museum, and make some of these local favorites for yourself.
Is Torun safe?
With just 200,000 inhabitants, Torun has very little crime. With that in mind, it's always best to keep an eye on your personal belongings.
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