Come and visit Toruń, where the Gothic scenery has become the venue for hundreds of concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances and sports events taking place all year round. Come to the city whose open gates, just like the ones in the city crest, invite all those who wish to make discoveries and artistic achievements of the magnitude of Nicolaus Copernicus, the astronomer who „stopped the sun and set the Earth in motion”. Toruń, both in terms of culture and civilisation, has belonged to the Hanseatic, northern European sphere of culture, which greatly influenced its wonderfully preserved architecture and art. This fact 24 years ago proved decisive for the inscription of the Old Town on the UNESCO World Herittage List, and its night time panorama that can be admired from the bridge and the southern bank of the Vistula river was voted one of 7 Wonders of Poland.
Undoubtedly, the brightest star in the galaxy of over two thousand cultural events taking place every year is the Skyway International of Light which has been held for 12 years in the third decade of August and whose spectacular mappings and installations were admired by audiences of over 400 thousand. The best proof of the city's potential are also the artists who decide to visit it. It is worth mentioning that the stage of Jordanki Culture and Congress Center, opened in 2015, played host to the performances of Goran Bregović, Suzanne Vega, Lisa Stansfield, Sting or Robbie Williams and many others, as well as top Polish musicians. The center, which was built according to the design of the Spanish architect Fernando Menis, does not cease to amaze and has won the most important architectural accolades.
Since the Middle Ages, the city has been famous for the production of delicious gingerbread cakes, therefore it can also boast the Museum of Toruń Gingerbread, the largest gingerbread museum in Europe, which holds the biggest collection of wooden baking forms. The museum was recently opened as a branch of the 160-year-old District Museum in Toruń, which was voted one of the top 40 museums in Europe. The attractions and the varied cultural offer are also appreciated by tourists who annually flock to the city in numbers well exceeding 2 million.