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Medieval Town of Toruń
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 13th century
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Europe, Poland, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, City and County of Toruń
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Description: In the mid-13th century the Teutonic Order erected a castle here as a center of operations for the occupation and evangelization of Prussia; Torun owes its origins to this event. It rapidly developed a commercial role within the Hanseatic League. As a remarkable indication of Torun's significance are the many imposing 14th and 15th century public and private buildings (among them the house of Copernicus) situated in the Old and New Town. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Toruń is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. The medieval old town, birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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