This medium-size provincial town situated half-way between Warsaw and Torun is known predominantly as an important railway junction, a place to change trains while travelling across Poland. However while Kutno cannot pretend to aspire to the list of most interesting towns of Poland, it has several sights worth investigating.
Currently Kutno is a 50-thousand people industrial town, but it retains its ancient layout with two market squares, and a 19th-century town hall housing the Regional Museum. The Old Town of Kutno is being restored and is improving, step-by-step.
Kutno is located in the Lodz Voivodship, 120 km west of Warsaw and 50 km north of Lodz. It is lies on the Ochnia River and, interestingly enough, it is very close to the geographical centre of Poland.
Kutno can boast a long history: first mentioned in 1301, it received its city rights 41 years later. From the 15th century Kutno was an important settlement of Polish Jews, but the city underwent a series of tragic events in the 18th century when a fire destroyed it almost completely. Kutno’s prosperity was rekindled in the 1860s after opening a railway line opened between Warsaw and Bydgoszcz, gradually turning the town into an industrial centre.