TORUN DAY TOUR FROM GDANSKfrom
There are few such places in Poland as Torun, since the city was not affected
by the destruction of the World War II.
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There are few such places in Poland as Torun, since the city was not affected by the destruction of the World War II. It is considered to be the best kept example of a typical medieval town in northern Europe. This gothic urban complex consisted of great representative SS. Johns’ Cathedral , majestic Old Town Hall, numerous gothic townsmen’s houses, the old brick city walls, towers and granaries make a visit to Torun an unforgettable experience.
Take a scenic trip from Gdansk to explore the medieval charm of the city of Torun. See the birthplace of the famous Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Sample the well know gingerbread – the most famous and recognized local product.
The tour starts on the Old Market Square where you will be bewitched by the splendour of the gothic Old Town Hall with the emblematic Nicolaus Copernicus statue in the foreground – the famous son of the city. Strolling down the medieval streets you will discover The Artur’s Court- prestigious meeting point of rich burghers and merchants as well as Torun’s Cathedral of Saint John Evangelist and the Baptist. Then you will visit the house where Nicolas Copernicus was born. This original XV century burgher house displays a medieval layout presenting the stages of the great astronomer’s life, where you can see several editions of “De Revolutionibus” – the revolutionary work of the founder of the heliocentric theory. Later on you will be amazed by the majestic city gates and a spectacular view over the Vistula river, where on the ruins of the Teutonic Knights castle you will have time to reflect about the might and wealth of the Order and their powerful state in the XIV and XV century. During the free time you will have the chance the purchase a delicious local product – famous gingerbread known for the top quality of flour used for its production, oriental spicy flavouring, and honey, which all contribute to its exceptional taste.
- Explore the medieval charm of the city of Torun
- See the birthplace of the famous Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus
- Sample the well know gingerbread – the most famous and recognized local product