Poland
Kujawsko-Pomorskie

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day51

    Torun

    September 20 in Poland

    Not much to say about Torun. Ha.

    City of 200,000 on Vistula River founded by Teutonic Knights in Middle Ages and birthplace of Nicholas Copernicus.
    Hasn’t got a lot: city walls , ruined castles, gothic houses and streets, Renaissance town hall, another church the size of a small mountain, biggest gothic bell in Europe, couple of squares surrounded by more gothic architecture. Everything brick as they had a lot of clay and not a lot of stone. Seems to go on for street after street.

    Unlike a lot of cities sin Poland it”s all original as Torun wasn’t destroyed in the war and only the local Communist city officials did any real damage to the place.

    Walking tour in 31 degrees was very good if a little sweaty but place well worth 3 hr drive to get there.

    Have a frog fountain based on legend similar to Pied Piper. Replace rats with frogs and you get the idea. Rub frog and you will return to Torun. A Soyuz can see frogs are very shiny and great opportunity for kids to splash each other.

    One high light was demonstration march by kindergarten children who appeared from nowhere holding banners and flags.
    Converged on central square with a police escorts, stood in front of fountain, sang 3 minute song and dispersed back into the side streets.
    No one was able to explain purpose of event. We don’t thing it was political although the Apprentice Hairdressers School (everyone’s hair braided and warming hives yellow jackets over traditional dress) looked most determined. One group looked like they were wearing Polish Olympic Team uniforms including white hats for boys. Some fairy dresses on display and lots of red and white.
    Most bizarre but very enjoyable.
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  • Day4

    Ankunft in Bromberg (Bydgoszcz)

    May 18, 2017 in Poland

    nach 382 km und 9 Stunden Fahrt gut angekommen. Noch 2x um den Block geritten, um das Hotel zu finden.
    Die Reservierung für unser Dreibettzimmer lag natürlich nicht vor, so dass wir schweren Herzens 3 Einzelzimmer ohne Aufpreis nehmen mussten... :)

  • Day519

    Back on the road again! Walked a few blocks to a nearby hotel to pick up our next car, a Renault Clio Estate. Decent car in reasonable condition, much better than the previous couple of cars. Headed off in steady rain to the northwest, driving about four hours to the town of Torun.

    This was a medieval trading outpost, member of the Hanseatic League and the birthplace of Nicolas Copernicus (yes he's Polish!), so quite a bit to see. Unfortunately we had slightly underestimated the size of the place, and still had quite a way to drive to Gdansk and our apartment for the night.

    We ended up having a fairly rushed visit of just two hours, when we could pretty easily have spent another two exploring. I still think we did the place justice, but I guess the video will be the ultimate judge of that.

    Back in the car heading north where we drove to the port city of Gdansk on the Baltic coast. Checked into our apartment for the night with no issues, and just ended up staying the rest of the time.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Woiwodschaft Kujawien-Pommern, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Kujavië-Pommere, Куявско-поморско воеводство, Cuiàvia i Pomerània, Kujavsko-pomořské vojvodství, Województwo kujawsko-pomorskie, Cuyavia y Pomerania, Kujawy-Pomorze vojevoodkond, Voïvodie de Cujavie-Poméranie, Provinsi Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Voivodato di Cuiavia-Pomerania, クヤヴィ・ポモージェ県, Kujavijos Pamario vaivadija, Kujavië-Pommeren, Cujávia-Pomerânia, Voievodatul Cujavie-Pomerania, Куявско-Поморское воеводство, Kujavsko-pomoranské vojvodstvo, Kujavsko-Pomorjansko vojvodstvo, Војводство Кујавско-Поморје, Kujavien-Pommern

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