What is Toruń famous for? Most of the Poles will answer that it is its gingerbread and Copernicus. But that’s not everything! After all, Toruń was selected by the American television CNN as of the eleven most beautiful places in Poland for a reason. And the Old Town of Toruń was the winner of the plebiscite “7 Miracles of Poland for the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence”.

What is more, the entire medieval municipal complex of Toruń was recorded on the UNESCO World Heritage List, covering both the Old Town, and the New Town, as well as the ruins of the Teutonic Knight Castle. However, Toruń is not just about gothic monuments. In the city of Copernicus also real pearls of the Baroque and Secession style can be fund.

What is a must during your stay in Toruń? The brave ones may try to climb almost two hundred stairs to the top of the Town Hall Tower, and enjoy the view of the city from the top. Those, who feel stressed and search for peace and quiet should enjoy a walk in the Dream Valley. Those, who search for picturesque views should  visit the left bank of the Vistula River in the boat Katarzynka, to admire the panorama from the view-point. There is also something for the enthusiasts of photography. Such characters as the Donkey, the dog Filuś, the Woman Baker (Piernikarka), and even Kargul and Pawlak will be models for your photographs. And remember that you do not need to fly to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. It suffices to visit Toruń.

The city lives all year long and it always has something interesting to offer. In May Toruń is ruled by students, who celebrate their Juwenalia. In August the city shines and delights during  Bella Skyway Festival – the celebration of light and sound. In winter, with foul weather outside, you can find warm in numerous museums, music clubs and cultural institutions.

The beauty and diversity of Toruń are appreciated both by tourists, and the media and worldwide organizations. However, it is not enough to just read abut the attractions of this city. You need to see them with your own eyes.

Sara Watrak

Project co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for the years 2007 - 2013 and from the funds of the Toruń Municipality