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Old Town Hall

Rynek Staromiejski 1, Torun 87-100, Poland
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Torun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Well, there is not much to say! The view from the tower is just fantastic and I would recommend going there to everyone! Even me who is not fit managed to climb upstairs and the view was a great reward for the effort. Torun is a beautiful city and the top of Town Hall offers a great panorama!

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Mississauga, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We did not scale the popular tower but did visit the amazing museum located off the courtyard. Some reviewers have dismissed it as simply an art gallery which it is on the first floor. However, the main floor has a first rate display of artifacts from Torun’s history, especially the guilds. The second floor at first blush appears to be... More

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Long Island, NY
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stunning site in the Rynek from the outside. An interesting museum of Torun's history on the inside. If you like history, it's worth an hour or so, and the few zlotys admission. If not, browse through quickly on a day that admission is free.

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Perm, Russia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

The Town Hall is situated in the center of the Old Town. It is pretty nice place, inside there is a museum. Some days in the week the tower is open for night visits. The city is clearly seen from the top. I really advise you to go up the tower - the city is worth seeing. There is an... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Many steep narrow stairs to go up the tower but the reward is breathtaking views of the pretty city and its great architecture.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great collections and knowledgeable stuff on the floors. You need lot of time to see all in detail. Some of rare painting masterpieces worth deeper study. Wonderful artifacts from Torun's rich guild traditions. Great building and architectural details, specifically inlaid doors upstairs, such as King Solomon;s Court, simply unbelievable. The lady on ticket desk was a bit annoyed that we... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I didn't visit the rest of the town hall, just went up the tower. Quite a climd (there's no lift), so not very suitable for small children or older people. Brilliant views of the city though, and not very busy like these towers usually are. A must see on a visit to Toru!

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Torun - a very nice town, with graceful old town, many beautiful houses and tasty gingerbread.The town hall is surrounded with so many intersting spots and corners that you could spend there a lot of time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Disappointing that the museum co-located in the Town Hall was not open when we were there, but the tour and history of the Ratusz itself was enjoyable. There is an option to climb the tower for a birds-eye view of old Torun.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We went around the art gallery of Polish paintings - some famous names here. Lovely! Labels are in English as well as in Polish. Hardly any other visitors despite the teeming hundreds in the town square outside. Museum staff were really attentive. We didn't have time to look at the Gothic gallery - maybe next time.

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