The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

One of the most visited museums in the city of Torun is dedicated to the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, one of the most eminent citizens of the city. The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum is located on the Kopernika street, its collections are housed in two Gothic houses. The first is located at no. 17 and shows the life and work of Copernicus. The second building located at the no. 15 is considered to be one of the finest Gothic buildings in Poland, depicts the interior of a typical medieval m... [ read more ]

The Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun

The Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun

Torun is a beautiful tourist destination with many interesting sites of which we mention the Statue of Copernicus and the Bridge Gate in Torun. In 1853 in the front of the former city hall of the city of Torun was unveiled a bronze monument symbolizing the imposing statue of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the sculpture being made ​​by the German artist Christian Friedrich Tieck. Initially called the "Transit Gate",  because it is the transition place over the Vistula River, the... [ read more ]

The Cathedral and the Church of Assumption in Torun

The Cathedral and the Church of Assumption in Torun

The former parish church of the old Torun known as the Church of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist became the Cathedral of Torun in 1992. The interior is mainly decorated in baroque style and houses the font made in the thirteenth century and where supposedly was baptized the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The Church of the Assumption is one of the most remarkable achievements of the sacral architecture in Poland and a former Franciscan worship place. It was built of w... [ read more ]

The Old Town of Torun

The Old Town of Torun

The city of Torun was one of the most important commercial and cultural centers of Central-Eastern Europe. Its origins are linked to the Teutonic Knights, who built a castle here in the middle of the thirteenth century as a base for the conquest and colonization of Prussia. It was declared a city in 1233, and 31 years later, at the north of the castle was built a new city. Located in the western part of Torun, the Old Town (Starówka) is the most beautiful and most impressive part of it, ... [ read more ]

Famous fountains in Torun

Famous fountains in Torun

The city of Torun might not be as famous as other Polish cities, but is a real beauty. It has many architectural tourist attractions from various time periods. Today we present you two famous fountains of Torun. One of the most popular fountains of the city of Tortun is inaugurated on the 22nd of June in 2008 and it is called the Cosmopolis Fountain. It is a unique place in the city because it is dedicated to the memory of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and refers to his work 8... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Torun

Tourist guide to Torun

Unfolding on the banks of the largest river in Poland, the city of Torun lies in the northern part of the country, being inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage list due to the many attractions and cultural sights it has. Torun received town privileges in 1233, therefore, it has a rich history that has left on its territory a lot of relics and monuments that reminds us of the past times. During the Second World War the city was almost entirely destroyed with the chasing of the Nazis from Poland.... [ read more ]

Amazing Cities on Vistula River

Amazing Cities on Vistula River

One of the largest rivers in Europe, Vistula crosses Poland right through the middle and flows into the Baltic Sea. Once you’ve reached the river Vistula, it means you’ve reach the very heart of Poland. Form its foamy upper course in the Carpathian Mountains, to the large delta in the North, Vistula traverses the whole country and witnesses the most diverse landscapes. And, coincidence or not, Poland’s most superb cities are also situated along the Vistula. Warsaw, Krakow, Torun and Gd... [ read more ]