Old Town Market Square
The usual starting point on Toruń's Gothic trail is the Old Town Market Square, dominated by its massive redbrick town hall and lined...
The Old Town Hall (Ratusz Staromiejski) was built at the end of the 14th century and hasn’t changed much since, though some Renaissance...
Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall was built at the end of the 14th century and hasn't changed that much, though some Renaissance additions lent an...
Piwnica Pod Aniołem
This splendid, spacious pub in the town hall cellar is one of the old quarter’s most popular live music venues – check the big posters...
With leathery seating and lots of exposed wood, this place resembles a Victorian British boozer but with flat-screen TVs hanging from...
Lonely Planet review
West of the town hall, opposite the post office, is an intriguing small Fountain built in 1914. Bronze-cast frogs sit on its rim, admiring a statue of a violin-playing boy known as Janko Muzykant, Toruń's very own answer to the Pied Piper story. Legend has it that a witch once came to the town, but wasn't welcomed by the locals. In revenge, she invoked a curse, and the town was invaded by frogs.
The mayor offered a sackful of gold and his daughter to anyone who would rescue the town. A humble peasant boy then appeared and began to play his rustic fiddle. The frogs, enchanted by the melodies, followed him to the woods and the town was saved.