We’ve just come back from the trip to Toruń organised by ESN UAM Poznań, specifically by the Travel group. It’s been a terrific weekend, and today we would like to tell you about it. Maybe you will get inspired and decide to visit Toruń too? You can even use this article as a guide for your trip!
The trip started with a guided tour of the city centre. The first thing we’ve seen was the Old Town and its most important historical monument - The Old Town Hall. It is a huge brick building erected in the Gothic style at the end of the 14th century. Then we took a stroll to other tourist attractions: Nicolaus Copernicus University, The Leaning Tower, The Copernicus’ House, and more. After walking around the Old Town, we took part in a city game. We had a great time, but you have to experience it yourself! Get lost, discover the secrets of the city, find yourself in the forgotten corners of the Old Town.
The Old Town Hall
In the evening we focused on integration. First with each other, and later we then with the members of ESN Toruń and Erasmus students in Toruń.
The next day started in the Museum of Toruń Gingerbread. We had a chance to make them ourselves! Later we visited the Planetarium in Toruń and watched a breathtaking astronomical show. After that, we could visit the House of Copernicus. Nikolas Copernicus was Polish astronomer born in Toruń who proposed that the Sun is in the centrum of the solar system and the planets circle around it.
The Museum of Torun Gingerbread
the Copernicus' House
The last thing on our itinerary was climbing the Old Town Hall. For some of us, it was an exhausting experience, but the view was totally worth it! You can see the whole Old Town and the Vistula River (the longest and largest river in Poland) from there.
photos: Marta Sobieraj
Toruń is a quiet and cosy historical city in Poland. If you are still not sure whether it’s worth visiting, then you should know that Toruń is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. And when UNESCO says it’s worth protecting, it’s definitely worth experiencing.