Toruń – city of Nicolaus Copernicus
Toruń is a city in central Poland, through which the Vistula River flows – the biggest river in Poland. It’s a city inhabited by 200 thousand residents, one of two capital cities of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship – seat of the voivodeship marshal and voivodeship self-government bodies.
Toruń is one of the oldest Polish cities. It gained its urban rights as far back as 1233 and in the middle ages was one of the Hanseatic cities, with very strong economic and political influence.
Here, in 1473, the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born – creator of the heliocentric theory. Toruń’s old town entered the World Heritage List of UNESCO with its beautifully preserved historical buildings from this period, and unique monuments. In our town, numerous museums and galleries, can be found where the history of the town can be sclovered. The 19th and 20th- century fortifications of the Fortress of Toruń are unique monuments on an international scale.
Nowadays, Toruń is a large economic, cultural, scientific, academic, and tourist centre and an important road and railway hub.
The unusual tourist attractions of Toruń are appreciated both in Poland and abroad. The city is a leader in the region in terms of tourism and every year is visited by almost two million guests – and the number is gradually increasing. The accommodation is very rich and varied and the many hotels, hostels, and pensions can sleep up to several thousand people.
The city offers accommodation in three- and four -star hotels which provide a wide variety of recreational facilities, including swimming pools, gyms, and spas.