Welcome to Chełmno
The most worthwhile day trip from Toruń, Chełmno (heum-no) is one of those enjoyably forgotten places that seems to lead a provincial life all of its own, with only occasional intrusions from the outside world. Its chipped and faded facades, slightly sooty air and old red-brick institutions belong to the Poland of two decades ago, its churches and impressively beefy ring of defensive walls originating from a medieval golden era.
Chełmno is at its best in summer when the old square and churches come to life. The places closes up over winter.