Grębocin is a village situated by the Struga Toruńska River, which is a right tributary to the Vistula River, very close to the city limits of Toruń.
The village was first mentioned in documents in the so-called “przywilej łowicki” (in English: Łowicz privilege) issued in 1222. The village was first owned by the State of the Teutonic Order, but in 1457 King Casimir IV transferred the village of Grębocin under the control of Toruń. It remained a property of Toruń until 1820. After that, the village was incorporated in the territory under Prussian rule.
Among the most important historic buildings still preserved in Grębocin, there is a Gothic church built at the end of the 13th Century and the beginning of the 14th Century, then converted in the 17th Century. It was first dedicated to Saint Barbara and then served as an evangelical church for many years. The church was de-consecrated in 1920s. After the Second World War, the building was devastated and eventually fell into ruin, following a number of failed attempts to repair it. In 1998, it became private property. The new owners undertook conservation and repair works on a large scale and adapted the building to a new function. It now serves as The Museum of Writing and Printing. In the village, you will also find a historic evangelical cemetery, now closed, and period dwelling houses.
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