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Torun on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On 4th December 1997 Torun was included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The report by a Lithuanian professor Jonas Glemza, who paid an expert visit to Torun in October 1996, confirms the extraordinary high standard of Torun’s Old Town and strongly points out its Medieval and Gothic legacy. [...]

The Raftsmen of Torun

As a result of its location on the Vistula river, border-city character, and relations with numerous cities of our continent, Torun from the beginning of its existence in the 13th century has played an important role in European trade. Part of the commercial profile of the city is its rafting tradition. [...]

Teutonic Knights the founders of Torun

Torun was founded in 1233 by the Teutonic Order and managed by the Knights until 1454, when it became incorporated into the borders of the Republic of Poland under the reign of King Kazimierz Jagiellonczyk. The medieval origin of the city reminds us about the significance of the Teutonic Knights for [...]

Planetarium and Orbitarium in Torun

Nicholas Copernicus wrote in his “De Revolutionibus…” work – “What can be more beautiful than the sky that embraces all that is beautiful”. Those who will visit the Planetarium in Torun will certainly agree with this statement. It is the most technically advanced planetarium in Poland and one of the biggest [...]

History of Torun

The history of Torun – the calendar 1228 –  the Chelmno Land was donated to the Teutonic Order by the Masovian rulerca. 1231 – Teutonic Knights built their first settlement in the Land of Chelmno on the site of the present-day village Old Torun 1233 – Torun was founded ca. 1236 – [...]

Torun gingerbread

The most famous “made in Torun” products are the Torun gingerbreads – aromatic cookies made from top quality flour, exceptional honey and oriental spicy flavouring. The tradition of baking gingerbread in the town of Copernicus is almost as long as its history. In the past Hanseatic Torun was located at the crossing [...]

Aleksander Wolszczan

Beside Nicholaus Copernicus, another famous Polish astronomer connected with Torun is Aleksander Wolszczan, who he was the first to prove the existence of another planetary system in the Universe apart from our own solar system. He was born in 1946 in Szczecinek. After the studies, in 1969 he started research work [...]

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus is the most famous citizen of Torun. The fame of Copernicus is connected with his astronomical theory – the heliocentric theory – which assured him a place among the most outstanding scientists in history (“He stopped the Sun and moved the Earth”). He was born in Torun on February [...]

Angel of Torun

The angel is one of the most important symbols of Torun and distinguishes its crest from among the heraldic signs of other Polish cities. The angel appeared in the crest of Torun in the 15th century when the incorporation of the city into the borders of the Republic of Poland and [...]

Torun Technology Park

Recently the Centre for Technology Transfer (CTT) has been set up in Torun and it will constitute the main element of the Technology Park located in the town. The idea of creating this Centre was firstly mentioned in the Regional Innovation Strategy and thus included promotion of proinnovative ideas and supporting [...]

Business oppotunities in Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship

Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship is an administrative region, or voivodship, in central-northern Poland. Its capital cities are Bydgoszcz and Torun. Kujawsko Pomorskie is an old region situated at the borderland of the Russian and Prussian partition. The historically strong ties of Torun and Gdansk provide now good ground for multifaceted co operation between [...]

Torun Party Directory – Clubs Discotheques Pubs

Aresztul. Podmurna 65/67tel. +48 568010365Reservation: free of chargeOpening hours: sun.-thu. 16-24, fri. 16-2, sat. 16-4Awangardaul. Chelminska 12tel. +48 566211218Reservation: free of chargeOpening hours: fri.-sat. od 21 - the last guest; restauracja czynna: sun.-thu. 14-24, fri.-sat. 14-3 Barani Lebul. Podmurna 28tel. +48 566210710Reservation: for a feeCzynne sun.-wed. 16-24, thu.-fri. 16-4, sat. 16-5 [...]

Order Taxi service in Torun

Unlike some European cities where taxis are notorious for taking advantage of tourists, the marked taxis in Torun are well regulated, honest, affordable and reliable.But beware of unmarked private taxis near the railway station and certain hotels, which are unreliable and overcharge. The private taxis are in the minority in Torun and it [...]

Nicolaus Copernicus University

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), founded in 1945, is the biggest university in northern Poland and is outstanding both in terms of its scientific potential as well as the courses of study on offer, forms of education, and numbers of students and graduates. Due to the joining of the [...]

Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport - Airport near Torun

Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (Polish: Port lotniczy im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego Bydgoszcz-Szwederowo) is a Polish regional airport in the city of Bydgoszcz. It lies only 45 km from the Torun.  Only a small tourist airport exists in Torun, however a passenger airport is under construction.  Carriers Direct Fly - http://www.directfly.pl (Berlin, Copehagen) Ryanair [...]

Torun weather, climate and average temperature

Poland's climate is influenced by a continental climate from the east and a maritime climate from the west. As the result the weather is changeable, with significant differences from day to day. Winter one year can be almost without snow, whereas another year heavy snows can paralyse transport for days. Summer [...]

Facts about Poland

Poland, situated in the very heart of Europe, at the crossroads of both ancient trade and present-day transportation routes from East to West, is 1000 years old and many of its towns and cities date back to its early days. They shelter a rich architectural and artistic heritage that has survived [...]

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