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Travel Torun Poland Nicolaus Copernicus

A chocolate brick tower looks askance at me from an angle. While it was attributed to a technical fault, a legend tells me that a love story between a knight and a nun went awry and the knight built the structure out of redemption, only to find it leaning. Local people say that you can clear your mind of guilt by standing below it for just ten seconds.

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.