Bridge Gate


Part of the old city walls and the last Gothic gate to be built, a 700m-long bridge was constructed here between 1497 and 1500 and survived for over three centuries – hence the name. Interestingly, when built, the bridge was only one of two that traversed the Vistula (the other was in Kraków).

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1. Teutonic Knights' Castle Ruins

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East of the remnants of the Old Town walls are the ruins of the Teutonic Castle, destroyed in 1454 by angry townsfolk protesting against the knights'…

2. Eskens' House

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The impressive Gothic House of the Esken family, set behind the cathedral, was converted into a granary in the 19th century. It contains city history…

5. Gingerbread Museum

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Learn about the history of Toruń gingerbread and create a spicy concoction of your own under the enlightened instruction of a mock-medieval gingerbread…

6. Toruń Gingerbread Museum

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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…

7. Bronze Donkey Statue

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You'll find this bronze donkey statue in the southeast corner of the Rynek. It's actually a copy of a wooden donkey that stood here in medieval times, to…

8. Statue of Copernicus


The square at the Old Town Hall is furnished with a number of interesting items of statuary. A few steps from the town-hall entrance is a statue of…