Town Hall

Toruń, Poland

Located in the centre of the Old City Market Square, the monumental Old City Town Hall is one of the biggest and most magnificent town halls in Europe. It is a monument to Toruń's glory as the former trade empire of Hansa. The construction began in 1274 and it was extended and rebuilt between 1391 and 1399 and extended again at the end of the 16th century.

Today Town Hall hosts the District Museum, which is one of the oldest and the greatest in Poland. Its origins date back to the year 1861 when the German Städtisches Museum in Thorn (Municipal Museum in Toruń) was established; on the other hand in 1876 Polish Science Society of Toruń founded another museum. It was only 1930 when these two were combined into one Municipal Museum. The museum exhibits were among others archaeological artefacts and the elements of old Toruń, Gothic art gallery, coins and mints etc.

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Founded: 1274
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Poland

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Port Avent (9 months ago)
That’s a place worth to buy a ticket and to go up by stairs. The view is amazing! You can spend hours there)
Grzegorz Rozwadowski (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful Gothic city hall in Europe
Emma Ghana (2 years ago)
Nice views from the top of the tower. Be careful with the ticket officer, they knew we were foreigners and overcharged us thinking we would not notice.
Robert Epure (3 years ago)
Copernic's native town, nice old city center and streets, cruise on Vistula possible.
Paweł (3 years ago)
The Town Hall in Toruń is one of the largest brick buildings of that kind in Europe and definetely the most important historical monument within the Old Town of Toruń. For centuries it served as the administrative, commercial hub of the city and numerous trade fairs, homage ceremonies, knight tournaments or even public executions took part in the vicinity of this imposing edifice.
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