Torun is a jewel. Such can be the most succinct description of this unique town.
Torun is one of very few towns in Poland – not destroyed during the Second World War. And as such – it guarantees the same spirit as in the former times.
Torun is a town of exquisite details…
It also is known as the place where the famous astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus was born. But not everyone knows about Frederic Chopin in Torun 😉
The history of Torun (Thorn) can be shortened to few sentences:
* established by the Teutons,
* flourished within the Polish Kingdom during the so called Golden Age,
* taken from Poland during Partitions,
* returned to Poland after WWI.
But Torun is about more than splendid history – now it is a city of a well-known University, and it is one of the Polish UNESCO sites. It has many small but cosy hotels, and very good quality cuisine.
Generally Torun is called the quintessence of gothic.
And – one more thing: Torun is famous for its … gingerbread.
Toruń is an absolute MUST when in Poland.