Saturday, 10 November 2018

Poland: Toruń

Last Friday I got six postcards: one from Poland, one from Japan, one from Germany, two from Spain and one from Croatia.

The card from Poland shows a nightview of Toruń with the Vistula River in the foreground. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The Teutonic Order used it as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia and it was later an important trading centre as part of the Hanseatic League. For centuries it was a home for people of diverse backgrounds and religions. At one point the city was considered to be the most modern cultural and technological centre in Medieval Europe. In 1473 Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Toruń. During World War II it was one of the few cities in Poland that sustained no damage and today it is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europa. Since 1997 is the Medieval Town of Toruń on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

With great stamps:
Polish Cities (issued 08-11-2017)
Polish Animated Cartoon (whole set) (issued 30-05-2018)

Thank You very much Kamilla!

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