The Arthur's Court

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The Arthur's Court
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,319 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Arthur’s Court in its present form dates back only to the end of the 19th c., being built in the place where, until 1802, a Gothic building with the same name had stood. This former building, constructed at the end of 14th century, though modernized several times, was the seat of merchant guilds and brought together the wealthiest of Toruń’s burghers.
Written May 31, 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Dec 2019
The court was basically the building where the guilds were meeting. Now it is transformed into a theatre.
Written November 27, 2020
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,574 contributions
Mar 2020
Located opposite the old town hall. You cannot help but be inspired by the quality of design in this building. Definately on the tourist's trail.
Written March 15, 2020
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,651 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The ground floor of the Artus Court has a gingerbread cookie shop - Torunskie Pierniki. Gingerbread cookies in many shapes and types are available from different flavored fillings sandwiched between 2 pieces of gingerbread and covered with dark chocolate to just plain gingerbread. Cookies can be bought singly or prepackaged in a bag. The shop was popular with many customers, but many staff kept the line-up to buy cookies short.

Outside the shop is the Gingerbread Walk of Fame. Katarzynki gingerbread metal plaques (shapes have 6 bumps) with the signatures of people important to Torun have been set into the sidewalk out front. I thought that was fitting because this building had been once used as a social club by the elite of Torun not because of their special abilities, but because of their wealth as merchants. When this building was built in the 1400s, it was called Dwor Artusa or Arthur's Court indicating the preferential status of its members. The present reconstructed building dates back to the 1890's. The floors above the gingerbread shop are used for cultural events.

The Dwor Artusa also has a connection with the signing of the second peace treaty with the Teutonic Knights after their defeat in 1466 thus ending the Thirteen Years War. There was a painting in the Town Hall of this event where King Casimer and the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights met to sign this treaty in the Artus Court.

Located opposite the red brick Town Hall and the Copernicus statue, Artus Court has an attractive facade - 5 tall arched windows on the upper floor with small stone balconies under each. The Artus Court is eyecatching on the old town square because its red brick facade is so different from its neighbors - the other pale colored plastered burgher rowhouses.

Artus Court was a good photo stop and the gingerbread cookies were soft and delicious.
Written August 18, 2018
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Ernest2013
Quezon City, Philippines312 contributions
Jun 2017
It was the occasion of the 1st German-Polish Joint Conference in Probability and Mathematical Statistics, an event historical in itself. As a member of the mathematics community, it's one of the most prestigious meetings within our profession and I'm doubly happy because the event included the day of my birth.

Visiting The Arthur's Court in Torun is a fitting gift, I surmised.

The classic elegance of The Arthur's Court is obvious and it shows in the interior wall. lighting, ceiling design and even right before at the lobby and in entrance door. The food, the table arrangement, the round table gatherings and the classical Chopin music performed by a known Polish pianist, Pawel Wakarecy, provided the soothing and relaxing atmosphere for the delegates at the end of the week-long conference.

All of them, from the preparation to formal gala night are superb. There's nothing a visitor like me could ask for.
Written August 20, 2017
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Sheldon King
Wynyard, Canada1,099 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
I was drawn to this building in Torun's old town like a magnet. Absolutely gorgeous design. Must see.
Written November 10, 2016
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janek11kowalski
Warsaw, Poland269 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This is not only a nice architectural monument, but also cultural center which organizes a lot of events. You should definitely visit its interior, because it is equally impressive as the exterior. There is also cafe inside.
Written June 23, 2016
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Stathis75
Heraklion, Greece156 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
This is a gorgeoud gothic building, right in the heart of Torun, just opposite the town hall, on the main pedestrian, Imopressive gothic architecture outside, really beautiful also inside. Worth visiting!
Written May 8, 2016
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IreneLeenane
Leenane, Ireland78 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
We did the guided tour and it was very interesting. Guid told us a lot about Torun's history and the Court itself is very beautiful .
Written February 18, 2016
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,717 contributions
Oct 2015
A nice building - has been turned into shops and a coffee house - It is a shame it could not have been kept as a more public space (eg museum or gallery)
Written October 17, 2015
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