Top 7 reasons to visit Toruń

Toruń, though slightly off the beaten track compared to major Polish destinations like Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław, and even Warsaw, is a beautiful city waiting to be discovered. Through my job, I’ve had the privilege of spending ample time there, allowing me to uncover its hidden charms. Over time, Toruń has earned its place as one of my favourite spots in Poland, and I’m eager to share why. If you’re considering it as your next destination in Poland, we have audioguides ready to enhance your experience!


Unique, gothic atmosphere.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this Gothic town, one of the rare few in our region that has been beautifully preserved since medieval times. Some of its buildings are among the oldest in Poland, dating back to the 13th century. And don’t forget to explore our mobile guide to Toruń, complete with audio guides covering the Old Town, New Town, and the Teutonic Order Castle—making your visit even more enriching and memorable.

A perfectly walkable town.

Toruń’s Old and New Towns, with a combined diameter of just 1 km, offer a compact and walkable experience. Your hotel is most likely also conveniently located nearby, making it easy to explore all the highlights on foot. While two days are sufficient to visit most of the main attractions, consider planning extra time if you wish to indulge in some side trips. Highly recommended for a fulfilling and leisurely exploration!

Great food

Indeed, Toruń boasts an array of great restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. While you may not be able to sample everything or visit every establishment, that’s no excuse not to try! Dive in and savour the culinary delights this charming town has to offer 😀


Toruń boasts a delightful local sweet specialty that delights both kids and adults alike. My personal favorite is the chocolate-covered variety with plum filling. You can find these treats in one of the small stores dotted throughout the Old or New Town. Additionally, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of Toruń’s ‘Living Museums of Gingerbread,’ where you can uncover the secrets of crafting this beloved delicacy.

… Beer…

I must give an honourable mention to my favourite spot, Krajina Piva, also known as Gospoda pod Modrym Fartuchem. It’s reputedly one of the oldest inns in Poland and undoubtedly the best place to enjoy a beer in Toruń. For the ultimate experience, opt for a seat on the first floor by the windows, where you can savour a picturesque view of the New Town Market.


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 (, 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: 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 our audioguide?

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