10 Interesting Facts About Torun

Facts About Torun

  1. Toruń is renowned for the Museum of Gingerbread, whose baking tradition dates back nearly a millennium
  2. In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland.
  4. Toruń is the birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
  5. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with the first settlement dated back to the 8th century and later having been expanded in 1233 by the Teutonic Knights.
  6. Toruń is divided into 24 administrative districts.
  7. After Poland regained independence in 1918, Toruń was reincorporated into Polish territory, and during World War II was spared from bombing and destruction.
  8. Toruń is twinned with: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany; Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands; Hämeenlinna, Finland; Kaliningrad, Russian Federation; Čadca, Slovakia; Swindon, Wiltshire, England; Novo Mesto, Slovenia; Lutsk, Ukraine & Guilin, China
  9. Honouring Toruń’s sister relationship with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Bulwar Filadelfijski (Philadelphia Boulevard), a 2 km (1.2 mi) long street running mostly between Vistula River and walls of the Old Town and the boulevard itself, bears its name.
  10. Toruń is a centre of conservative Roman Catholic culture. Redemptorist Tadeusz Rydzyk has organized here Radio Maryja, Telewizja Trwam, a college whose students contribute to the mentioned media. Now a museum is being constructed.

 

Facts About Torun

Facts About Torun

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