The 10 Best Things to Do in Torun, Poland

July 14, 2017 Carley Gatson

Famous for its native son, the astronomer Copernicus, Torun was founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. You can still see the ruins of their castle, left pretty much unchanged from when it was destroyed by disgruntled medieval townsfolk. Torun was one of the few Polish cities to escape major damage in World War II. Its beautifully preserved Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the striking Old Town Hall. Torun is also famed for its gingerbread.
Restaurants in Torun

1. The Living Museum of Gingerbread

Rabianska 9, Torun 87-100, Poland +48 56 663 66 17
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5 based on 998 reviews

The Living Museum of Gingerbread

The Living Museum of Gingerbreads in Toruń is the first so interactive museum in Europe. It has existed since 2006 and it is located at 9 Rabiańska street, in the middle of the city center. It all takes place in the Medieval Bakery under the watchful eyes of Gingerbread Master. Visitors prepare dough by themselves and bake their own gingerbreads. Another floor is a manufacturing room from the early 20th century where we teach how to decorate gingerbreads with an icing. We welcome all those who want to learn about the tradition of baking gingerbreads in Toruń and its medieval culture. All of this happens in a fantastic atmosphere with a great deal of humor. The visit in our Museum is fun and joy for everyone, no matter what age you are.

Reviewed By Weronika0892

It was a fantastic experience. We had so much fun. The actors are fantastic and so charismatic. Our group was mainly Polish, but my boyfriend is English and one staff member was translating everything for him - thank you so much for this. I recommend this place to all of my friends that are travelling to Torun. If I will visit Torun again I will definitely come and bake some pierniki again :)

2. Town Square - Old Town

Torun, Poland
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4.5 based on 860 reviews

Town Square - Old Town

Reviewed By holidayseeker - Derry, United Kingdom

Another lovely Polish old town square with historic buildings, cafes and bars. Great place to have a mulled wine outside under a heater in autumn.

3. Old Town Hall

ul. Rynek Staromiejski 1, Torun 87-100, Poland
Excellent
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4.5 based on 313 reviews

Old Town Hall

Reviewed By GuyA473 - Sacramento, California, Usa

I went for the tower. Narrow staircase with low headroom that opens into rooms and cubbies on the way up. You go through the bell rooms and the bells are ringing so be prepared. The view from the top is worth the work. Tallest structure in Torun so you see everything.

4. Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

Old Town Square, Torun, Poland
Excellent
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4.5 based on 413 reviews

Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

Reviewed By greekcypriot2009 - GREECE&CYPRUS

Nicolaus Copernicus is regarded as one of the most famous Poles of all times. Like Galileo, he challenged the world of the Catholic church in the Renaissance proving that the Earth orbits the Sun.
The monument was designed by the Danish artist Bertel Throvaldsen and cast in Warsaw in 1823.
Like many other bronze monuments - for example, Hanover's Martin Luther- it was removed for metal melting. Warsaw's Copernicus monument was removed right after the Warsaw Uprising in which it was badly damaged. Unlike Luther, the original monument was never found. However, the original casting mould was found in Denmark, so that right after WWII a new Copernicus monument was placed on the old spot.
Today, there are copies of this monument in other cities of the world, including Chicago.

5. Medieval Defensive City Walls

Bulwar Filadelfijski, Torun, Poland
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Medieval Defensive City Walls

Reviewed By galloping_grannie - London, United Kingdom

Lovely old walls - and remarkably intact especially on the river side. You come across bits here and there elsewhere in the town, reminding you of the history of the place.

6. Torun House of Legends

Szeroka 35, Torun 87-100, Poland +48 56 621 07 14
Excellent
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Torun House of Legends

Reviewed By ronfromglasgow - Pontypool, United Kingdom

An interactive journey into past of Torun, complete with own version of pied piper (with frogs). Very engaging lady run the session and all enjoyed and took part. Make sure you get here

7. Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego

Pera Jonssona 7, Torun, Poland +48 56 651 80 66
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5 based on 84 reviews

Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego

Reviewed By Maciej B - Torun, Poland

The most modern speedway stadium in the world, with a movable roof. A place of many great sporting (but not only) emotions. Najnowocześniejszy stadion żużlowy na świecie, z ruchomym dachem. Miejsce wielu świetnych sportowych (ale nie tylko) emocji.

8. Monument to Filus

Chelminska street, Torun, Poland
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Monument to Filus

Reviewed By Travelingjohn123 - Peterlee, United Kingdom

Having visited Bratislava since my last visit to Torun, I have noticed a massive increase in these micro statues. They are fun and amusing, not to be taken seriously but always bring a smile to ones face and are great for selfies and posting on Facebook or sending to friends. I feel Bratislava makes more of its statues but there are numerous in the centre of Torun and well worth tracking them down

9. The Leaning Tower

ul. Pod Krzywa Wieza 1, Torun 87-100, Poland
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4 based on 300 reviews

The Leaning Tower

Reviewed By Lavarcham - Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom

The leaning Tower is one of the many pleasurable sights in walking this lovely medieval city. Along with the town square the Artus House, the Star Residence, and the Granaries, there is so much architectural delight to enjoy just by walking and looking.

Plac Broniewicza, Torun, Poland
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4.5 based on 152 reviews

Cosmopolis Fountain

Reviewed By drogilmour - Guatemala

Arrived to the spot, there are some nice sculputes that mark the site, but the Fountain faucets are covered with a tartan, probably stopped working in mid Fall due to the minus 0 Celsius or below 30 Fahrenheit, the floor bears some nice caligraph writting in polish. When operating must be nice, but Fall and Wintertime is not wort it

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