Toruń Culture & history

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Torun: Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

1. Torun: Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

​Visit Torun, a medieval city with one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site Torun ranks as high as Krakow or Gdansk. See why it was included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus – an astronomer renowned for his astronomical observations and heliocentric theory of the universe. On your tour, prepare to discover the Amber Court Museum and People-Ships-Ports. Give your little explorers the opportunity to become professional climbers or astronomers. Conquer approximately 200 stairs and see Toruń from the height of 40 meters. At the end of the tour, enter the completely unknown world of Toruń gingerbread with a visit to the Living Museum Of Gingerbread, a great place to spend time for both children and adults. Prepare yourself for many exciting experiences and tasks. Alongside these incredible adventures, your guide will describe historic architecture, tell you about Middle Ages events and contemporary history.

Torun Living Museum of Gingerbread and Old Town Private Walk

2. Torun Living Museum of Gingerbread and Old Town Private Walk

Discover the deep regional tradition of making gingerbread in Torun at the Living Museum of Gingerbread, the first interactive museum of its kind in Europe. Then, take a walking tour around Torun Old Town and see the sights. Enjoy a private tour with a licensed guide exclusive to your group.  After meeting your guide, enter the Living Museum of Gingerbread. Enjoy a special show, an innovative history lesson, and an interesting lecture from a local specialist. Find out not only about gingerbread but the medieval era, the first kings, and Polish customs. At the end of your museum tour, help the Gingerbread Master to make your own cookie. After your gingerbread lesson, follow your guide to see the city highlights nearby. Go for a short walk and admire the Market Square, the Town Hall, and the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument, as well as the famous astronomer's house. See the Planetarium and the Leaning Tower, listen to incredible legends, and try to stand upright under the tower. This trip lasts 2 hours but if you're hungry for knowledge, upgrade to the 3-hour option. Follow your guide to one of the best views in the city by the Vistula River and admire the landscapes. Then, head to the icon of Torun, the Medieval Defensive City Walls, which are the remains of a Teutonic Castle. Finally, make your way to the Torun Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (entry not included).

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