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at an angle soon after its construction. It's customary to see if you can stand with your feet against the wall and your arms outstretched in front of you (hint: it's pretty much impossible!) * WikiPedia:Toruń Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland Voivodships Kuyavia and Pomerania Torun Commons:Toruń

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. It was immediately deduced who had drawn them, and complaints were made to authorities in Berlin, who were reluctant to punish the promising young official. The problem was solved by "promoting" Hoffmann to Płock in New East Prussia, the former capital of Poland (1079–1138) where administrative offices were relocated from Thorn (Toruń) (Toruń). He visited the place to arrange lodging, before returning to Posen where he married "Mischa" (Maria, or Marianna Tekla

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are still not considered satisfactory. Major investments in renovation of the city's monuments, building new hotels (including high-standard ones), improvement in promotion, as well as launching new cultural and scientific events and facilities, give very good prospects for Toruń's tourism. left thumb 235px Example of Toruń's typical renovated Old Town streets - Małe Garbary Street - with one of the buildings now serves as a hotel (File:Małe Garbary Street in Toruń.jpg) In recent years Toruń has

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. Patriot launchers. It was first deployed in Morąg in 24 May 2010 but has since been moved to Toruń and Ustka. The Republic of Korea also purchased several second-hand Patriot systems from Germany after North Korea test-launched ballistic missiles to the Sea of Japan Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea


Town Square phone +48 694 152 398 tollfree fax hours price 35 PLN - 100 PLN checkin 1400 checkout 1200 content Placed in the Old Town Square, with a view over Town Hall. Contains eight-, four- or two-bed rooms. * *

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conflicts with the school and with his father, Stachura moved to join his brother in Gdynia where he finished high school, graduating in 1956. During that time he published his first poems. In his introduction to the five-volume edition of Stachura’s work published in 1982, editor Krzysztof Rutkowski states that Stachura’s literary debut was the publication of the poems “Metamorfoza” (“Metamorphosis”) and “Odnalazły się marzenia” (“Dreams Were Found”) in the bi-weekly ''Uwaga'' in 1957 (''Poezja i proza'', vol. 1, p. 5). However, Stachura’s biographer, Marian Buchowski, points out that two untitled poems were published in the bi-weekly ''Kontrasty'' in 1956. The latter were not included in any later publications of Stachura’s work; Buchowski includes their full text in his book (p. 26). After an unsuccessful attempt at enrolling in an arts college, he returned home, working menial jobs, writing poetry, and corresponding with other young writers. He then moved to Toruń, where he audited lectures in the art department at Nicolaus Copernicus University (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), and participated in the literary movement of the city. Buchowski, p. 29. Prussia received (Prussian partition) the cities of Gdańsk (Danzig) and Toruń (Thorn), and Gniezno Voivodeship, Poznań Voivodeship (Poznań Voivodeship (14th century–1793)), Sieradz Voivodeship (Sieradz Voivodeship (1339–1793)), Kalisz Voivodeship (Kalisz Voivodeship (1314–1793)), Płock Voivodeship (Płock Voivodeship (1495–1793)), Brześć Kujawski Voivodeship, Inowrocław Voivodeship, Dobrzyń Land, and parts of the Kraków Voivodeship (Kraków Voivodeship (14th century-1795)), Rawa Voivodeship and Masovian Voivodeship (Masovian Voivodeship (1526-1795)) (in total, 58 000 km²). This was accepted by the Grodno Sejm on 25 September. Prussia organized its newly acquired territories into South Prussia. Another, openly homophobic shock value campaign conducted by the NOP was called ''Zakaz Pedałowania'' (''Faggotry Forbidden''). « Zakaz Pedałowania » on NOP's website (pl) On 17 May 2006 in Toruń, the NOP organized a counter-demonstration against a public LGBT rights supporters' meeting. NOP members chanted slogans, including "gas the queers" (pedały do gazu) and "there will be a baton for each queer face" (znajdzie się kij na pedalski ryj). http: HRBodies UPR Documents Session1 PL AI_POL_UPR_S1_2008anx_EUR%2001_017_2006.pdf United Nations Human Rights Council http: archiwum aktualnosci-strona-artykulu article 4969 71 category 6 neste 1.html?cHash adf146462f Amnesty International Polska At the beginning of his chess career, in 1929, Najdorf defeated Glücksberg in a famous game known as "The Polish Immortal." In 1930, he tied for 6th–7th at the Warsaw Championship, an event won by Paulino Frydman. In 1931, he took second in Warsaw, behind Frydman. In 1932, he tied for 9th–10th in Warsaw. In 1933, he won in Warsaw (''Quadrangular''). In January 1934, he finished second to Rudolf Spielmann, in Warsaw. In summer 1934, he lost a match against Ored Karlin (+1 –2 1). In 1934, he won the Warsaw championship. In 1935, he tied for 2nd–4th with Frydman and Henryk Friedman, behind Tartakower, in the 3rd Polish Chess Championship, held in Warsaw. Afterward, Najdorf won a match against Tartakower in Toruń (+2 –1 2). In 1936, he tied for first with Lajos Steiner in the Hungarian (Hungary) Championship. In 1937, he took third at the 4th Championship of Poland in Jurata. In 1937, he won in Rogaška Slatina (Rohitsch-Sauerbrunn). In 1938, he tied for 10th–12th in Łódź. In 1939, he took sixth in Margate, and won in Warsaw. Tadeusz Wolsza, ''Arcymistrzowie, mistrzowie, amatorzy...'' Słownik biograficzny szachistów polskich, tom 4, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa 2003, ISBN 83-7181-288-4 While living in Sopot, he continued his Law studies at the ''Nicolaus Copernicus University'' in Toruń, where he received a Master of Law. In the same year he was carried on the list on the second year of Philosophy at NCU in Toruń, where he was inter alia a student of his later master, Henryk Elzenberg. In 1949 Herbert moved to Toruń, and worked in the District Museum and in primary school as a teacher. * the village of Krahule, near Kremnica, in central Slovakia; * Suchowola, north of Białystok, in northeast Poland; and Toruń, in north-central Poland; * a point near Polotsk in Belarus. Lubomirski fought in wars against Sweden and Hungary. He participated with his father in the siege of Toruń in 1658. He refused to join the rokosz (Lubomirski Rokosz) of his father and try to mediate between the rokoszans and the king. !-- Deleted image removed: thumb right 250px The station WikiPedia:Toruń (Image:Stacja UMK.jpg) Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland Voivodships Kuyavia and Pomerania Torun Commons:Toruń

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the Polish word ''tor'', which means "track (of the Vistula river)". Toruń would mean "town on the track". * It may have been originally ''Tarnowo'', based on the Polish word ''tarnina'', a kind of river plant. There are many cities in Poland with a similar derivation (Tarnów). Sights Listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997, Toruń has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages. The city is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall and many burgher houses. The most interesting monuments are: left thumb 250px City walls and the Leaning Tower of Toruń Leaning Tower (File:Toruń, Krzywa Wieża (OLA Z.).JPG) *Gothic churches: **The Cathedral of SS. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist (Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, Toruń), an aisled hall church built in the 14th century and extended in the 15th century; outstanding Gothic sculptures and paintings inside (Moses, St. Mary Magdalene, gravestone of Johann von Soest), Renaissance and Baroque epitaphs and altars (among them the epitaph of Copernicus from 1580) thumb 220px Saint Catherine of Alexandria church in Toruń - a perfect example of Toruń's Gothic Revival (File:Kościół Św. Katarzyny w Toruniu.jpg) architecture **St. Mary's church, a formerly Franciscan aisled hall built in the 14th century **St. James's church (often mistakenly called St Jacob's), a basilica from the 14th century, with monumental wall paintings and Gothic stalls *The Old Town Hall (Old Town Hall in Toruń), begun in 1274, extended and rebuilt between 1391 and 1399, and extended at the end of the 16th century; one of the most monumental town halls in Central Europe *City fortifications, begun in the 13th century, extended between the 14th and 15th centuries, mostly demolished in the 19th century, but partially preserved with a few city gates and watchtowers (among them the so-called Leaning Tower (Leaning Tower of Toruń)) from the Vistula side. See also: Toruń Fortress *A 15th-century Gothic house (now a museum) where Copernicus was reputedly born *Ruins of 13th-century Teutonic Knights' castle (Toruń Castle) *House at the sign of the Star ( WikiPedia:Toruń Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland Voivodships Kuyavia and Pomerania Torun Commons:Toruń

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expert on Kaszuby). He was a major benefactor of the Scientific Help Society for the Youth of the Grand Duchy of Poznań. In Sopot Amrogowicz established the People's Bank, designed to assist small business, and became the president of the Bank for several years. Biography He came from a rural Pomeranian family, and was born in Nowogród (Nowogród, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship) on 8 April 1863. Amrogowicz Walery Cyryl, Polski

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constructions are either under development or are to be launched soon - the value of some of them exceeding 100 million euros. They include a new speedway stadium, major shopping and entertainment centres, a commercial complex popularly called a "New Centre of Toruń", a music theater, a centre of contemporary art, hotels, office buildings, facilities for the Nicolaus Copernicus University, roads and tram routes, sewage and fresh water delivery systems, residential projects, the possibility

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'''Toruń''' (known also by several alternative names (Toruń#Etymology)) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population was 205,934 as of June 2009. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site (World Heritage Sites of Poland). In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland. National Geographic Polska (National Geographic Channel) rated the old town market and the Gothic town hall as one of the "30 Most Beautiful Places in the World." In 2010 ''Forbes'' magazine ranked Toruń as number one of the "Polish Cities Attractive for Business".

Previously it was the capital of the Toruń Voivodeship (1975–98) and the Pomeranian Voivodeship (1921–45). Since 1999, Toruń has been a seat of the self-government of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship and, as such, is one of its two capitals (together with Bydgoszcz). The cities and neighboring counties form the Bydgoszcz-Toruń twin city metropolitan area. In September 2004, Bydgoszcz Medical School joined Toruń's Nicolaus Copernicus University (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) as its ''Collegium Medicum''. The current Mayor of Toruń is Mr. Michał Zaleski.

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