The university town of Torun, Poland, dates from the 13th century—it was an important trading city in the Middle Ages. But it's perhaps best known as the birthplace of the great astronomer Copernicus. Tour his home and museum as well as the Old Town Hall museum, which displays antique stained glass and paintings.

Located 135 mi/220 km northwest of Warsaw, Torun is considered the best-preserved Gothic town in Poland—the atmosphere of the Old Town is worth making the day trip from Warsaw. Its medieval walls and remaining gates are gems. While you're in Torun, sample the delicious local gingerbread, which is popular throughout Poland.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  

  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  Your Travel Specialist
  Quail Travel
Toll Free: 800-799-0849

6630 South McCarran Avenue, Suite A1
Reno, Nevada 89509