Paris for those in love, Brussels for chocolate lovers and Rome for those fascinated with history. The picturesque historical Toruń is a place which ideally combines all these things. A city famous for delicious gingerbread cakes, boasting the magical Old Town inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, it delights its visitors with the original architecture of the Gothic townhouses, churches and red-brick townhall. The night panorama of Toruń is considered as one of the seven wonders of Poland.
In the silence of the medieval nooks and crannies, in the art galleries, museums, cafes and pubs hidden among the old walls tourists can breathe the atmosphere of the times of Nicolaus Copernicus, who was born here. The figure of the famous astronomer, his birthplace house, and his impressive statue situated in the Old Town Square are attracting annually over 2 million visitors. Gourmets will head for the Museum of Toruń Gingerbreads. Since the 14th century Toruń has been famous for the tradition of baking this spicy delicacy. Toruń is also one of the most important cultural centers in northern Poland.
Every year, numerous renowned festivals of theater, art, music, film, classical and contemporary art take place here. Every weekend you can attend an interesting concert, exhibition, or spectacle. At the end of summer, Toruń attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world with its International Festival of Light - Bella Skyway Festival. For a few days the Old Town turns into a fairytale land of amazing spectacles of light and sound, and the city and its countless cafes, restaurants and open-air pubs bustle with life late into the night.
Fans of sports attend, in their thousands, the great speedway motor racing events held at Motoarena, prestigious athletic competitions, and basketball and volleyball league matches played in Toruń Arena in Bema Street.