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[Travel to Europe] Poland : Torun

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Torun is an industrial city in Poland. The town of Torun still has a historical fort built by the Teutonic Knights, and there are remnants here and there. The town is also a World Heritage Site and is visited by many tourists every year. Known as the birthplace of the great astronomer Copernicus, it is a well-known city. With the background that the history of this town started from the 1200s, the medieval European townscape remains. The population is 200,000.

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Location

It is a town on the banks of the Vistula River in central Poland.

History

It appeared in the 1220s as a town called Thorn in historical documents. Since the control of the Kingdom of Poland since the 15th century, it has been unified under the name of the town of Torun. It was occupied by the German army in World War II, but became independent in 1945 and became the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Climate

Summers are comfortable, but winters can be very cold. Temperatures range from -4 ° C to 24 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language is Polish. It is a Slavic-speaking language. Some people can speak English and German.

Security

Poland’s security is very stable and safe in the world.

Race

Poles make up the majority. The rest will be Silesians and Ruthenians.

Sightseeing Spot 1: Copernicus statue

The great astronomer Copernicus was born in Torun. His statue is in Torun.

Sightseeing Spot 2: Copernicus Museum

The Copernicus Science and Technology Museum has a lot of materials about Copernicus. Household goods and inventions from the time Copernicus was alive are on display.

Sightseeing Spot 3: Old Town Hall

With a history of more than 600 years, this building is located on the Old Town Square. It was a beautiful red brick Gothic building that used to be the Torun City Hall, but now it is a museum. Please take a look.

Sightseeing Spot 4: Evangelist St. John’s Cathedral

The cathedral built in 1233. It is a cathedral near Torun City Hall. It is a large building with a white appearance, so it stands out very much.

Hotel

Accommodation is available in Torun. Bydgoszcz airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the links below. It also supports other languages.

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