Torun, Poland
Torun is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland and the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland.

Torun is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall and many burgher houses. The most interesting monuments are the Gothic churches, the Cathedral of SS. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist, the Old Town Hall, the city fortifications, and a large number of preserved Gothic Houses.

Things to See & Do

* Stare Miasto - Old Town
* Nicolaus Copernicus Museum
* Old Town Hall
* Gothic Churches
* Torun Fortress

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Zloty (PLN)
Language – Polish
Land Area – 115.72 km²
Population – 206,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 48

Port Location – The river port at Torun is located on the Vistula River.

Travel Links - The nearest aiports that offer commercial flights are in Bydgoszcz (60 km), Poznań - Lawica airport (140 km), and Warsaw - Okęcie airport (230 km).

Polish State Railways operates train connections to Toruń from Warsaw, Poznań, Gdańsk, Łódź, Katowice and Olsztyn. Toruń's main railway station, Toruń Główny is situated across the river Vistula from the city. To walk into town takes 35 minutes.

There are many bus connections to Toruń, and the bus station is just a short walk from the Old Town.