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Travel Torun Poland Nicolaus Copernicus

Torun‘s tryst with medieval times harks back to the era of the Teutonic Knights, who were actually men of a religious order from Jerusalem. Invited by the Polish princes to fight against the pagan Prussians, these men of militia decided to build a castle on the banks of the Vistula and make Torun, with its river port, their home.

The little town where Copernicus lived

Torun, a small fairytale town in Poland, revolves around the man who showed the world the ways of the universe. As we celebrate Nicolas Copernicus’ 540th birthday, LAKSHMI SHARATH visits Torun to discover that Copernicus is the centre of the universe for the people here.