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Stare Miasto

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  • Day7

    Thorn

    July 28 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

    Thorn, an der Weichsel gelegen, ist die größte Stadt des Ermlandes. Die Fahrt von Lötzen dauerte ca. vier Stunden. In Thorn sind viele historische Gebäude unzerstört geblieben. Vor dem Rathaus steht das Denkmal von Nicolaus Kopernikus.Read more

  • Day44

    Toruń

    August 4 in Poland ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Heute morgen laufen wir nach einem Frühstück mit frischen Brötchen bei- tadaaa!- starkem Regen direkt vom Campingplatz über die Weichsel in die Innenstadt von Toruń. Die ist zum Glück auch bei schlechtem Wetter richtig schön, nämlich sehr mittelalterlich und mit viel Fußgängerzone. Es gibt außerdem das Geburtshaus von Kopernikus und gleich zwei Lebkuchenmuseen zu sehen, weil die Stadt für ihre 'Thorner Kathrinchen' bekannt ist. Als Ronja wach wird kehren wir notgedrungen ;-) in eine sehr leckere Pierogeria ein. Danach entscheiden wir uns doch tatsächlich für einen Museumsbesuch! Es gibt ein Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst mit einer Ausstellung zu 'Zeichen der Apokalypse' (sehr düster und bedrohlich aber auch vielfältig, spannend und ausdrucksstark) und ukrainischen Künstlern (sehr politisch und aktuell). Genialerweise ist an alle gedacht, denn im Erdgeschoss ist ein tolles Café mit Spieleecke! So kommt auch Ronja voll auf ihre Kosten! :-) Danach machen wir noch eine kleine Schnitzeljagd durch die Stadt ( heißt 'Game of Toruń' :-D und man muss Maßwerk richtig zuordnen) und gewinnen zwei Postkarten und nach einem ausführlichen Lebkucheneinkauf geht's zum Abendessen zurück zum James...Read more

  • Day59

    Torun

    August 29, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Ville de naissance de Copernic, vous savez celui qui a affirmé que la terre tourne autour du soleil, classée au patrimoine mondial de l'unesco, elle a ce charme provincial qui caractérise de nombreuses villes polonaises.
    Nous n'avons pas résisté à nous régaler une dernière fois de pierogis au chocolat et cerises!
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  • Day5

    The UNESCO Torun

    October 24, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Toruń and Krakow are the two Polish cities that were spared the devastation of war. Toruń is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite being about 300 kilometers from Malkinia, it was worth the visit for its imposing and architectural beauty. At every corner Copernicus is visible with its houses, statues and street names. Another history class that also makes us pay a visit to the city's History Museum.
    Before returning to Malkinia there was still time to make the famous gingerbread cookies that are also a symbol of the city.
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  • Day7

    Copernicus' House

    September 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    https://www.torun.pl/en/turystyka/zabytki/copernicus-house

    Copernicus' House is a medieval burgher's house which belonged to the Copernicus family in the second half of the 15th century. Many historians point to the house as a birthplace (1473) of the renowned astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who was the first to prove that the Earth was not a static center of the universe but merely one of the planets circling the Sun along their orbits.Read more

  • Day7

    Cathedral of SS. Johns

    September 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toruń

    The Cathedral of SS. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist, an aisled hall church built in the 14th century and extended in the 15th century; outstanding Gothic sculptures and paintings inside (Moses, St. Mary Magdalene, gravestone of Johann von Soest), Renaissance and Baroque epitaphs and altars (among them the epitaph of Copernicus from 1580), as well as the Tuba Dei, the largest medieval church bell in Poland and one of the largest in EuropeRead more

  • Day7

    Gingerbread Museum

    September 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    http://www.kopernik.com.pl/en/33/dzial_muzeum_torunskiego_piernika.html

    From June 20, 2015 we are pleased to invite all tourists visiting the Old Town to the new department of the Regional Museum in Toruń - the Museum of Toruń Gingerbread. It is located at 4 Strumykowa Street, in the former 19th century gingerbread factory which belonged to the Weese family and gave rise to the contemporary Confectionery Factory "Kopernik". Building works on the opening of the Museum lasted three years. At that time 1200 square metres were prepared for exhibitions.Read more

  • Day7

    Brama Klasztorna (Monastery Gate)

    September 14, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    https://www.torun.pl/pl/turystyka/zwiedzanie-miasta/zabytki/bramy-i-baszty/brama-klasztorna
    Monastery Gate, also called the Gate of St. Spirit, was built in the fourteenth century as one of the four gates leading to the city from the side of the Vistula port. Despite minor modifications, the gate has kept the original form of a Gothic gate tower with three pointed arches.

    The outside hid a wooden harrow, lowered in the event of a siege. Behind the central one there is an empty space through which the defenders seated at the top of the gate dropped heavy objects or poured hot liquids. Most often it was boiling, long-keeping and mercilessly stinging porridge, from which the hole useful in combat was called a porridge. The third recess covers the wooden gates, once closed at dusk and opened at dawn, additionally reinforced with metal elements.

    The name of the gate refers to the medieval Benedictine monastery once located on the waterfront with the church of St. Spirit, demolished during the Swedish invasion of the mid XVII century. According to an old legend, there used to be a good nun named Katarzyna, who during the famine found barrels with gingerbread dough in the monastery underground. The gingerbread made from it saved the lives of thousands of Toruń residents, and the nun herself brought universal recognition and fame - her name was given to the most popular Toruń delicacies reminiscent of six connected wheels - Catherine.

    The place of the former monastery is now occupied by a high building of old Prussian barracks from the first half XIX century. In the interwar period it housed the first Polish Naval Officers' School. Today, its existence and maritime traditions are reminded of a powerful anchor located on the boulevard between the Monastery Gate and the Vistula.

    The road bridge named after Marshal Józef Piłsudski was opened in 1934. It was erected from the elements of the dismantled Prussian bridge previously located in the vicinity of Kwidzyn. Its design looks particularly attractive at night thanks to the specially installed illumination.
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Stare Miasto, Altstadt

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