• Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was born and spend his childhood and youth in Toruń.
  • Toruń is one of the 11 Polish sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Numerous medieval buildings were have been preserved in Toruń, all representing the best achievements of European brick Gothic.
  • Toruń is a location of the ruins of Teutonic Knights’ Castle, the first of those built in Chełmno Land. The castle was besieged by the residents of Toruń in 1454, and, after a four-day siege, captured and, on orders of the Town Council, destroyed. .
  • The most famous gingerbread in Poland has been baked in Toruń since the 14th Century.
  • The Toruń Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist houses the largest medieval bell in Poland, ‘Tuba Dei’ (God’s Trumpet).
  • The tomb of princess Anna Wazówna is in the Toruń Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
  • Polish king Jan Olbracht died in the Toruń Town Hall in 1501.
  • The First Peace of Thorn (Toruń) was signed here in 1411. It ended the war between Poland and the Teutonic Knights. The Second Peace of Thorn (Toruń), granting Poland the return of Gdańsk Pomerania, Chełmno Land and Warmia, was signed in 1466.
  • The Leaning Tower of Toruń – a 15 metre high medieval city tower – tilts from the vertical by 1.4 m.
  • A unique network of 19th century Prussian fortifications has been preserved in the city.
  • Samuel Bogumił Linde, Polish lexicographer, librarian, bibliographer and the creator of the Dictionary of Polish Language (1807-1814) was born in Toruń in 1771.
  • You can see an artificial sky in Toruń: the dome of the Planetarium, with the diameter of 15 m, on which the configuration of all the 6,000 stars visible to the naked eye can be displayed.
  • Toruń has the most beautiful night-time riverside view in Poland. Toruń monuments are illuminated by several hundred lights.