Problematyka konserwatorska zamku krzyżackiego w Toruniu
PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION OF THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS’ CASTLE AT TORUŃ
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The Teutonic Knights’ Castle at Toruń was built on the bainlks of the Vistula River within the central portion of what in our times is known as historical urbain district, i.e. the former Old and New Town. The development o^ area constituting the former castle site 'became the first step in rehabilitation of that until recently neglected quarter which formed a territory excluded from the town’s every-day life. In the course of archaeological explorations that were carried out here in 1958—1966 the ruins of the ground floor of the main castle have been discovered and the decision was taken to exhibit them in the form of preserved ruin to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Second Toruń Peace Treaty signed between Poland and Teutonic Knights. The main castle building has been turned into enclosed museum space. The rebuilding of vaultings above the basement! allowed to gain a large space for display and all the elements from the level of ground floor upward have been subjected to conservation. At the same time the drainage system was provided and within the basement and casemate an electrical installation laid for illumination of display. For the “sound and light” effects are serving the floodlights and loudspeakers installed in the ground floor ruins. With the development of the main castle, forming a central portion of the entire complex, are tightly connected works aimed at bringing to order of the most close surroundings. After the cleaning of site the ground levelling has been carried out with adaptation of the separate levels for displaying the ruins and preserved parts. The adaptation of the castle’s surrounding to new functions as its main purpose has the development of tourist traffic (a cafeteria, souvenir kiosk, luggage store), of “sound and light” performances and the lighting of that area as well.
- B. R y m a s z e w s k i , Nadbrzeże wiślane w Toruniu, „Rocznik Toruński”, nr 6, 1971.
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