Grudziadz is often overlooked, but its interesting Old Town and good location makes it worth pausing for. Why not drop in while heading to Gdansk, Torun, Poznan or Masuria? Grudziadz has a unique complex of ancient granaries, picturesquely located along the bank of the Vistula River and once used to both serve as grain storage space and protect the town from invaders. The view of the granaries from the opposite bank while driving the road from Chelmno cannot be compared with any other in Poland.
Grudziadz is a large industrial town with a population exceeding 100,000, is ranked among the major urban areas of the Kuyavian-Pommeranian Voivodship as well as being an important local centre of business, education and culture. The town's potential for tourism is evaluated as high due to two main factors that have contributed towards its development.
Grudziadz is situated in northern Poland, close to the Tricity (about 100 km away), Torun and Bydgoszcz (each about 60-70 km). Administratively it belongs to Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship.
The first records about the town of Grudziadz come from 1065, but there were earlier Piast settlements on this site. Originally it served as a border stronghold against the Prussians and was a centre of christianisation. As early as in 1291 Grudziadz acquired city rights and soon was surrounded by a double wall with 10 towers, 4 gates and a moat. In the first half of the 13th century it fell under the rule of the Teutonic Knights, but then in the 15th century it was returned to the Polish Crown.... ( más >>)