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Social Programme

“Summer School of Data Analysis and Forecasting” combines education and recreation activities. Our proposed recreational program includes the following:

Sightseeing tour with guideThe Old Town of Toruń: A guide shows us around the medieval Old Town Complex of Toruń, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. We see the main old buildings and learn the outline the town’s interesting history. The trip ends with a traditional dinner served in ‘Pierogarnia Stary Toruń’ (‘The Old Toruń Dumplings Restaurant’).

http://www.torun.pl/en/torunpl/turystyka/zwiedzanie-miasta/zabytki

http://www.pierogarnie.com/torun_en/

Sightseeing tour with guideToruń Fortress: We visit Fort IV - a fragment of the Toruń Fortress Complex dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Since the fort is well preserved, it makes a valuable military monument on the European scale. A guide dressed in the uniform of a Prussian soldier shows us around the fort. Volunteers will have an opportunity to experience the life of recruits undergoing training. Visiting the site finishes with dinner and a campfire.

http://www.fort.torun.pl/portal.php?lang=en

Sightseeing tour with guideToruń by night: Toruń is a city of students. It offers a wide range of interesting places for a night out. After we have dinner in one of the many restaurants of the Old Town, we show you the most interesting clubs and pubs.

http://www.it.torun.pl/gastronomy,2545,gb,pubs.html

Gingerbread Museum: Gingerbread is an icon of Toruń. We visit an interactive museum, where we learn about the history of the famous Toruń gingerbread and the traditional way of baking it. We not only learn about gingerbread-making but also prepare the dough and then bake this spicy specialty of Toruń.

http://muzeumpiernika.pl/en

Toruń is best known as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. The astronomical traditions of the town are continued by the Astronomy Centre, which is located in the Astronomical Observatory in Piwnice, a place about 12 km away from Toruń. The site is also famous for its unique 32-meter radio telescope, the only one of this type in Central and Eastern Europe. The program includes:

Visit to the Observatory: We have a guided-tour around the Observatory and we are guided by professional astronomers. We'll find out how much the radio telescope weighs, how and with what instruments astronomers watch the sky, what the real colour of the sun is, and what a rainbow and various tree species have in common.

http://www.ca.umk.pl/en/frontpage

Torun is beautifully situated between the Vistula and the Drwęca Rivers. It has a lot to offer to those who like spending their vacation time actively. We offer the following:

The participants will also have an opportunity to visit other interesting places in Poland:

The Tricity – full day trip: We visit a metropolitan area of three cities situated at the Baltic Sea – the City of Gdańsk, the City of Gdynia, and the City of Sopot. The most important of them is over thousand-year-old Gdańsk, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. One its most eminent old buildings include the Oliwa Cathedral, where we listen to a 20-minute organ concert. When walking around the Old Town of Gdansk, we see the most famous icons of the city - the Neptune Fountain and the Crane. In the world Gdańsk is known as a city of freedom. We propose the course participants a visit to the European Solidarity Centre. In turn, Gdynia is referred to as a ‘young’ city with a ninety-year history only. It is also known as Poland’s Sailing Capital City. There we visit a World War II warship - ORP ‘Błyskawica’ (‘Lightning’) as well as a three-masted sail ship - ‘Dar Pomorza’ (‘The Gift of the Pomerania Region’). The trip ends with a walk along the sandy beaches of the City of Sopot. Sopot is a seaside resort known for the longest pier in Europe. In summertime it is one of the most vibrant places in Poland.

http://guide.trojmiasto.pl/

Malbork - full day trip: The town gained its fame thanks to the Castle of the Teutonic Order, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List as one of the finest examples of medieval defensive and residential architecture in Europe. The course participants will have an opportunity to visit the largest well-preserved medieval castle in Europe and see the remains of the defence system of the town.

http://www.visitmalbork.pl/download/informator/mwc_informator_en_2014.pdf

Biskupin - full day trip: This trip starts in the village of Venice. We visit the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and the ruins of the castle, which holds one of Europe's largest exhibition of medieval siege engines. We travel to Biskupin by a historic narrow-gauge railway. We visit there an archaeological site which was established within the Biskupin settlement. The settlement was set up around 738 BC and is situated by Biskupin Lake. The Biskupin settlement can boast of full-size reconstructions of the rampart, breakwater, gate, streets and residential buildings from that time. We finish the trip with dinner in the Lubostroń palace.

http://muzeumznin.pl/pl/contents/16

http://www.biskupin.pl/asp/en_start.asp?typ=13&menu=143&strona=1&m=10&nazwa=303&schemat=0

http://www.palac-lubostron.pl/spacer/index.html