Toruń - the hometown of Nicolaus
Copernicus, was founded over 750 years ago and its glorious history
is present all around. Toruń is second only to Cracow in the number of historic
monuments of international UNESCO class. Copernicus was born
here in a burger's house in 1473 and spent his young school years in
Toruń. His main work "De revolutionibus..." contained the first
heliocentric theory of universe.
Old part of the town, separated from the new housing
areas with the green belt, retains its medieval character. The Old Town
Hall (at present the city
museum) and three monumental gothic churches (Sts Jones', Our
Lady's and St. Jacob's) are the most splendid examples of historic
Toruń architecture. Narrow old streets with their special atmosphere
coexist very nicely with the University which is the biggest employer in the city.
Toruń is located in central Poland, easy available by
car, train and plane.