House of Copernicus


While it's not clear if Copernicus was actually born here, this branch of the Regional Museum is dedicated to the famed astronomer's life and works. More engaging than the exhibitions of period furniture and writing is a short audiovisual presentation regarding Copernicus’ time in Toruń, with a model of the town.

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1. Wozownia Art Gallery

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This small art gallery has changing displays of contemporary art, providing some contrast to the Gothic frenzy outside.

2. Medieval Granaries

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A few medieval granaries have survived at the western end of the city's riverfront defences, most now occupied by hotel rooms.

3. 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…

4. Monastery Gate

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Hefty, square-set gate built as part of Toruń's medieval defences.

5. Fountain

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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…

6. Statue of Copernicus

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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…

7. Old Town Hall

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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…

8. 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…