4 Nov 2012

Torun, Poland (UNESCO)

Torun, at the Vistula River,  is one of the oldest cities in Poland. It is the birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and  was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997.
In mid 13th century the Teutonic Order built a castle there and soon a settlement developped around it. The castle was built as a base for the conquest and colonization of Prussia. Till today the city has kept most of its medieval layout and lots of historic buildings and military structures are still intact.
This great card was sent by Barbara Brucka for the WiP September General Swap.

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