Torun Travel Guide, Poland
Torun Travel Guide – Geography and Climate
Torun is a major city and the seat of Kujawy-Pomerania Province, in Northern Poland. The city is situated on the banks of Vistula River, which is the main river in Poland. Torun is known to have a temperate-warm climate, with a winter average of -2 and a summer average of 25. June and July are the warmest months, but also the rainiest. This is why most Torun Travel Guides would recommend you to come here in May or September: the weather is warm and sunny; the city might be crowded, but it is full of life.
Torun Travel Guide – Transport
Torun has no airport, so most international tourists have to arrive in Warsaw, Gdansk or Poznan. The most common way of getting around in Poland is by train (pay attention!, if you come here by train and want to see the old city, don’t get off in the main station – there is a smaller station situated near the historic center, called Torun Miasto). Although Torun is an important road junction, getting here by car can be tricky, as Polish road infrastructure can slow you down sometimes. The city itself is served by a network of buses and trams, but as a visitor you will be able to see most attractions by foot.
Torun Travel Guide – Economy
Torun is home to one of the biggest industrial parks in the country, which includes the recent Sharp plant. Tourism is another major source of revenue: annually, the city receives no less than 1,5 visitors. Other major employers are represented by the healthcare industry, Torun Nicolaus Copernicus University and construction industry.
Torun Travel Guide – Accommodation
If you have a taste for Marriot or Hilton, you might be a little disappointed not to find these names in Torun. However, the city has beautiful hotels, many of them situated in some old palaces or villas within the Old Quarter: Bulwar, Solaris, Petite Fleur, Polonia. Students and budget travelers will be happy to find several hostels and even a camp in the proximity of Old Town Torun.
Torun Travel Guide – Interesting Facts and Attractions
Although it’s not a very big city (200,000 inhabitants), Torun has managed to build a strong city brand: it’s gothic Old Town is one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Poland. The symbol of Torun is an angel (also part of Torun’s coat of arms). Another distinctive thing about the Torun is gingerbread: you can find it all over the city in the most interesting shapes and tastes. And last, but not least, Torun is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century astronomer who proved that the sun is in the centre of our solar system. This Torun Travel Guide is a mere teaser: if you want to find out more about Torun, check the related articles on its history, sights and nightlife.
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