Torun is one of the oldest cities in Poland. It was home to a world-famous astronomer - Nicolaus Copernicus. This fact has been honored by the city in many ways – you can visit a spectacular Planetarium to learn more about astronomy, a museum dedicated to this brilliant scientist or you can stand face to face with Copernicus’ statue – the most recognizable landmark of the city. Torun is also famous for its magnificent medieval architecture and historical monuments that have survived the world wars. The real gem is the Gothic Old Town with the stunning cathedrals (e.g. Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist), the Old Town Hall, the ruins of the first Teutonic castle in Poland, the Gothic tower, as well as city defensive walls with preserved gates and towers. The medieval part of Torun has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is also called one of the Seven Wonders of Poland. Moreover, National Geographic placed the city among 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World. Torun is also known for its delicious gingerbread cookies (called "pierniki") which you just need to try! There is even a gingerbread museum dedicated to this tasty local symbol.
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