Nice ruined castle - makes a bit of a change from Copernicus and churches, which are the things Torun excels in. pleasant place to spend a few hours.
This is part of old Torun and has an important part to play in its history. There is not much left nowadays but do not let that stop you from taking a pleasant stroll around with information plaques dotted around.
-- the remains of the Castle seemed to have withstood weathering surprisingly well since the 13th century. It was the ravages of human passion that did the real damages in the uprising way back then. Unfortunately, it has been over aggressively restored since. The huge commercial flood-lights were eye-sores. It could have been camouflaged with paint to meld with the... More
First I walked around the castle and was not sure if I wanted to pay entree (5 zloty with students discount) and go in. But I did - and I did not regret! It was great. There was small boxes with information in polish, german and english about the different sections and "rooms". It was good, but I would have... More
What remains of the Teutonic Castle is a collection of ruins, and if you are in Torun its worth a short walk to see it. But if castles are something you are interested in, I would not make a special trip to Torun to see the ruins. There are plenty of other castles in this beautiful country to explore.
The history of this castle is fascinating. A Hospitaller Knights stronghold from the early 13C, that was unfortunately destroyed by locals in 1454, who were fed up of supression. The Lonely Planet guide humerously states "they must have been really miffed - those Teutonic castles were sturdily built". As a ruin, the castle is inevitably less impressive than the history.... More
The important ruins of the Teutonic castle are worth visiting (but actually you can see quite a lot without actually paying to go in). There are signs in Polish, German and English that cover the basics but a lot of extra stuff in Polish only, so if you want the full deal, pick up some good reading material before you... More
This is a nice castle (from 1230) with well preserved lower walls and dungeons. There are a few signs in English, German and Polish which give a basic overview of the castle layout. We visited with Polish friends, and they were able to explain the history to us from signs and paintings around the larger castle walls.
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