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Old Town Toruń
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Total time
2h
Meeting point
The Nicolaus Copernicus monument on the Old Town Market Square, next to the town hall tower; Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
Category
Walking tour
Included
  • professional local guide
Ticket Message

Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting Point: the Copernicus monument, Main Market Square; next to the town hall tower
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time
  • Language: English
  • If more than 7 ppl: Please bear in mind that the tour you’ve booked is not a private tour.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About

Have you heard about a crusader state funded in the North of Europe? It was established by the Teutonic knights, German crusaders when they still were active in the Middle East…. One of the first two towns in the newly conquered lands they founded was Torun. The town was growing quickly and becoming filled with many great buildings, such as big town hall, castle, churches and houses of wealthy merchants.


Do you want to find out more about:



  • Teutonic knights – their well-organized and wealthy state… and its gradual decline and final defeat by the inhabitants of Torun they had ruled over?

  • Merchant republic of Torun member of the Hanzeatic League – mighty alliance of Baltic and North sea merchant towns, challenging whole countries! Torun in 14-17 c. was a powerful city, a Northern equivalent of great merchant republics of the South, such as Milan, Florence and Venice

  • Nicholaus Copernicus – born in Torun, considered to be the first modern scientist

  • A harbour by the Vistula river – a highway of the old times through which thousands of ships were coming laden with grain and other freight which fed people in Western Europe


There is something more to the all above – gingerbread – Toruń old specialty.


Polish famous composer Fryderyk Chopin wrote to his friend after visiting Toruń in the summer 1825


“I have seen all the fortifications from all sides of the city, […] churches of gothic construction, founded by the Teutonic Knights […]. I saw the leaning tower, the famous town hall […] yet all of this does not surpass the gingerbread, oh that gingerbread!”


Do you want to walk and listen to these and other stories? It’s simple, just come and set off for a stroll together! A journey through many centuries and stories!

 


Meeting Point
The Nicolaus Copernicus monument on the Old Town Market Square, next to the town hall tower; Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.

BOOKING RULES
Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.
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