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History of Toruń

The city was founded on 28 December 1233. Toruń was originally located by a crossing on the Vistula River - in Old Toruń. There, the Teutons built their first settlement in the Land of Chełmno - according to a legend - on a mighty oak, and then located a town, which was soon relocated to its present site in 1236 r due to recurrent floods.

Toruń on the UNESCO World Heritage list

On the 4th of December, 1997, during the 21st plenary session of the Committee of the World Heritage UNESCO in Naples, the Old Town Complex of Toruń was inscribed on the List of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.