One day in Toruń
by hayley on 17 September 2015
Poland Day 15. The literature enticed me to Toruń with its medieval history, city walls and Gothic architecture. And yes it was all that. Problem was, I’d already been spoiled with the Old Towns in Kraków and Lublin.
I tried to reason with myself. Toruń is original as its Old Town was left basically unharmed in WW2. Its city walls are incredibly unique in this day and age. It got bonus points for its location beside the Vistula.
I just wasn’t as thrilled by it as I thought I would be.
Heading out the gate along from my hotel
Some of the city wall and one of its gates
Remnants of a Teutonic Knights castle
Good times in ye olde times
Not dissimilar from other Old Town photos in recent days
View from the Old Town Hall tower
Do-dad over top of the courtyard gate of the Old Town Hall (14th century)
Some kind of multimedia presso about NZ!
Gingerbread is a big thing here
Not the official sign
Thingies atop a fence beside one of the old city gates
Love locks on the memorial platform to Torun’s first bridge built around 1500
Walk beside the Vistula
Poland is in drought and the Vistula is at its lowest level ever (well, since records began 225 years ago)
Distance walked: 10.5km
What a wonderful place,
Looks like a another bucket list addition
It probably should be!
Perhaps we could ask Remi to translate the NZ event being advertised? Amazing photos!
Thank you 🙂 . I used the app that translates text via the camera but it was a bit hodgepodge. It was only costing a couple of the local dollars to attend so I don’t think it was a performance type thing. Funny though.
An impressive city. So much beauty. I’m sure there was a lot more that you could not possible see. The photos are excellent.
Thank you Yvonne! It was lovely with lots of smaller streets to go exploring down as well. The main thoroughfares had a lot of pedestrian traffic – tricky when you’re looking up, down, sideways for photos 🙂