Lower Vistula attractions

Top Choice Castle in Malbork

Malbork Castle

Malbork’s blockbuster attraction is its show-stoppingly massive castle sitting on the banks of the sluggish Nogat River, an eastern arm of the Vistula. The construction of Marienburg (Fortress of Mary) was begun by …
Church in Toruń

Cathedral of SS John the Baptist & John the Evangelist

Toruń’s mammoth Gothic cathedral was begun around 1260 but only completed at the end of the 15th century. Its massive tower houses Poland’s second-largest historic bell, the Tuba Dei (God’s Trumpet). On the southern…
Museum in Toruń

Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall dates from the 14th century and hasn’t changed much since, though some Renaissance additions lent an ornamental touch to the sober Gothic structure. Today it houses Gothic art (painting and stained…
Museum in Toruń

Toruń Gingerbread Museum

Not to be confused with the commercial Gingerbread Museum across town, this branch of the Toruń Regional Museum is housed in a former gingerbread factory and looks at the 600-year-long history of the city's favourit…
Museum in Toruń

Gingerbread Museum

Learn about the history of Toruń gingerbread and create a spicy concoction of your own under the enlightened instruction of a mock-medieval gingerbread master. All of this takes place in a renovated 16th-century gin…
Museum in Frombork

Old Bishops’ Palace

The museum’s main exhibition space can be found in the southeastern corner of the complex, though the entrance can take a bit of finding. The ground floor is taken up with objects discovered during postwar archaeolo…
Castle in Kwidzyn

Kwidzyn Castle

Kwidzyn's 14th-century castle has experienced numerous ups and downs over its lifetime, suffering the mos grievious loss in 1798 when the Prussians pulled down two sides (eastern and southern) and the main tower. Un…
Church in Frombork

Cathedral

Filling the middle of the courtyard with its huge Gothic-brick facade and with a slim octagonal tower at each corner, this impressive building was erected between 1329 and 1388, and was the largest church ever built…
Museum in Grudziądz

Regional Museum

Based in a former Benedictine convent and several granaries at the southern end of the old quarter, the Regional Museum is worth a perusal. It provides a general overview of the town's history and also highlights se…
Castle in Golub-Dobrzyń

Golub Castle

Golub’s square-set castle overlooks the town from a hill, the prominent structure consisting of a massive Gothic brick base topped with a slightly more refined Renaissance cornice. The original 14th-century castle w…