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CITY INFO
TORUN, POLAND

Area Code 056 $1= 3.84zl, 1Euro=4.41zl, Feb 12, 2004


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Many telephone numbers have changed - generally places in the centre with a 5 digit no. have become 7 digit no. adding 62 at the beginning. Example: Hotel Pod Orlem was 25024 it is now 62-25024

i Tourist Office: it ul Piekary 37/39 T6210931 TF6210930 M/Sa9-16, Tu-F9-18, + May-Aug: Su9-13
Extremely Helpful. Sells maps, some free brochures, info on student hostels, hotels, sights, etc..www.torun.pl

Useful publication:
Torun: Tourist & Business Guide (monthly)
- Up to date info on sights, events, restaurants, etc. City map-3zl
i Tourist Office it: Ratusz Staromiejski 1 T6210931, Centrally located. Very convient.
$ EXCHANGE: There are many Kantor that change cash only.- check around because they change their rates several times during the day and some are better than others.Many banks change T/C's
$1 PKO Banks: ul. Wielkie Garbary 11(old town) M-F8-18 Sa9-13:00 No T/C accepted. irrespective of amount. Cash Advance on Visa/MC no com.
$a ATM: Bankomat Many
$a1 ATM: 38 Szeroka Visa, MC, Cirrus, EC
P1 Police Station Grudziadzka 17/27, T6226081
H1 Hospitals: Szpital Zespolony ul Sw. Jozefa 53/59, T6101100
H2 Pogotowie Ratunkow: ul Konstytucji 3 Maja 40 T999 Emergencies.
Hp1 Pharmacy: Krolewska Rynek Staromiejski 4
M-F8-20, Sa8-19Su9-16:00
M0 Rynek Staormiejski 15 M-F8-20 Sa8-14:00
M01 Post Office: Train Station
M0 Telephone Office Main Post Office 24hrs


Transport
There are limited bus & train services. Torun is a good place to leave by bus to Western Europe - many buses originating in Warsaw pass through here. Both Kompass Travel on Kopernika and Almatur staff are helpful..
T Train Station: S of the main city, across the river
Transport: Bus to town - #22, #27, 1.90zl - validate it twice. You must also buy a ticket for large luggage - validate this ticket once only. Can book domestic and international train tickets at Kompas. Travel Agency, ul. Kopernika. There is a train timetable outside Orbis Travel Agency.
B1 Bus Station N from the town center, 8-10min walk.
B2 Polski Express buses Polski Express bus company have almost hourly departures to Warsaw - see transport sheet, Student price available Mon-Thurs. Possible to be dropped off at the airport.
warning The Polski Express pick up point is on Szosa Chelminska NOT at the bus station.

Local Transport
Everywhere is walkable apart from the train station.
Tx Taxi: Gramex: T6229337
B Bus/Tram: Tickets 1.90zl. Buy from Ruch kiosks. Must validate TWICE (once for a child) on board. You require a separate ticket for large luggage (backpacks).
ta1 Travel Agents: Orbis ul Mostowa 7 T6584222 M-F9-17, Sa10-14 International and domestic transport tickets. Train timetable is on wall outside.
ta2 Campus: ul. Most Paulinski 12 T6521258 M-F9-18/19:00, Sa10-15:00 International tickets. Issue ISIC cards. ISIC discount available. Many info for youth. No info on accommodation.
ta3 Bort Pttk: ul Plac Rapackiego 2 T6224926. Best place to get the info for Torun and its surrounding.


Shopping
Pierniki (Ginger cookie) is Torun's most famous souvenir - Copernicus's father made this in 18th C. Queues are very long at the several shops around town. The box containers, replicas of certain Torun buildings, make for a more interesting present than the these cookies themselves.
m Market Rynek Nowomiejski Fruit & vegetables.
Souvenir shops In the Rathaus complex there are several galleries & souvenir shops
s1? Cepelia: ul Mostowa 19 Stocks Basketware.
s3 Torunski Pierniki shops: Rynek Staromiejskie 6
s4 - branch: Ul. Zeglarska 25
Bookshops:
s2 Empik ul Krolowej Jadwigi 11 English/French/German magazines. English paper 8.0-15.0zl
s 'Books': ul Sukiennicza 2, stocks mainly language study materials but also has a selection of Classics - 10zl, and limited other fiction - often cheaper than in the originating country.

Entertainment
Cinema movies are sometimes dubbed into Polish, check first.
c1 Cinemas: Orzel: ul. Strumykowa 3, 12-14zl, T6224531
c2 Kopernik: ul Prosta 5. 12-14zl T6522372
c3 Nasze Kino: ul Podmurna 14 T6522372
th Teatr Imienia Wilama Horzycy: ul Szosa Chelminska 37, T6225021, 15zl/ St.9zl Though in Polish, youi can enjoy a play with such low budget.


Festivals/Holidays
end of April Torun Science & Art Festival
May 1-15 Probaltica: Baltic countries Music Festival. Some free concerts.
May 24-31 Kontakt International Theater & movie Festival
June- August Festival Torun: International festival for music and Arts

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@1 Team Club: ul. Falata 35, T651750810-22:00. 20+min walk from centre, or take tram #2,#4, get off in front of 1 story building, distinctive for its very tall chimney, walk back, turn left on Sienkiewicza, left on Falata. 2nd floor of a pabilion. Too far from the center.Excellent service, 4zl/hr.
@2 Hacker: ul. Podmurna 28, 5zl/hr. T6635421, 10-24:00. Very popular night spots for local teenagers. Has MTV, 20 PC, bar and computer games. It is considered the trendiest place to be in Torun for cyber generation
@3 Jeremi: ul Rynek Staromiejski 33, T6635100, 24 hrs 5zl/hr. Centrally located and very convenient.
@4 Moon: ul Prosta 5, T6521685, 24hr next to cinema Kopernik. 4al/hr. women discount 3zl/hr

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