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12/01/2020 ⋄ Travel

Top 7 reasons to visit Toruń

Toruń … a beautiful city, a bit off the beaten track of major Polish attractions, such as Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław and even Warsaw. Because of my job I have spent a lot of time there, so I had plenty of time to discover its beauty. Over time it has become one of my favourite places in Poland – and I would like to tell you why. And if you feel it is your next place to see in Poland… we have audioguides ready for you!

Unique, gothic atmosphere.

You can dive in the charming atmosphere of the gothic town, one of the very few towns in our part of the World preserved from the medieval times. Some of its buildings count among the oldest in Poland, dating back to the 13th century.

A perfectly walkable town.

The Old and New Town have a mere 1 km in diameter. Together. So you have all of the highlights in a walking distance, even from your hotel, which is most likely also located nearby. You need two days to visit most of the highlights, but do plan more if you want to enjoy some of the side trips. Highly recommended!

Great food

…in great restaurants. Of course, you won’t taste it all and you won’t visit them all, but this is not an excuse, right? 😀

Gingerbread

The local sweet speciality. Kids love it, adults too. My favourite kind – chocolate-covered with plum filling. You will buy them in one of the small stores in the Old or New town.

… Beer…

Honourable mention goes to my favourite Krajina Piva aka Gospoda pod Modrym Fartuchem… apparently it’s one of the oldest inns in Poland. And probably the best place to have a beer when in Toruń. Make sure you sit on the 1st floor by the windows and enjoy the nice view of the New Town Market.

Jogging

Toruń is flat … ok, almost… and it has some nice jogging areas. My favourite: the Old Town loop, a 3-4 km route around the former city walls. You can easily extend it towards the city park (https://goo.gl/maps/H4iNBCiLkbDxYn6e6), adding even as many as 5 or 6 kilometres to the total.

Great bike paths.

Toruń is one of the most bike-friendly cities I know in Poland. But the best routes go beyond the city limits. My favourite: a path to Unisław. It’s bike (and pedestrian)-only path, built on the site of a former railway line. Great views, no traffic, and no steep hills. It starts here: https://goo.gl/maps/H2R2tYSkWytdPrXX9. But remember, you will need a few hours for the entire trip!

And if you are looking for a decent guide… why don’t you try one of our audioguides?

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