Monday, 11 June 2018

Medieval Town of Toruń

Toruń is the birthplace of Polish the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus

Medieval Town of Toruń
Torun owes its origins to the Teutonic Order, which built a castle there in the mid-13th century as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. It soon developed a commercial role as part of the Hanseatic League. In the Old and New Town, the many imposing public and private buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries (among them the house of Copernicus) are striking evidence of Torun's importance. - in:

Old Town Market and Old Town Hall
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The Medieval Town of Toruń is composed of three parts: the Toruń Old Town in the west, Toruń New Town in the east, and the Toruń Castle in the south-east.
The Old Town is laid out around the Old Town Market Place. Major buildings and monuments there include the Old Town HallCathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the EvangelistChurch of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the remains of the old town wall. - in: wikipedia

Burgher's Manor
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This building dates from the year 1489. It was erected for the patrician Brotherhood of Saint. George as his summer residence. The building probably used bricks from the castle of the Teutonic Knights destroyed by Toruń's burghers. In the 19th century, the manor was rebuilt, but despite this he retained his gothic character to a large extent. - in:

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