Frombork - Poland

Frombork (Frauenberg) is found on the Baltic Sea in western Russia, and sits on the Vistula Lagoon into which the Vistula River flows, close to the Russian border. The main sight is the former Palace of the Bishops of Warmia built in the 14th century within the defensive walls. Burnt and rebuilt several times, it took on a baroque shape in the 18th century and is now the Nicolaus Copernicus Museum . It was here in Frombork that Copernicus, the Polish astronomer who proposed that the planets circle the Sun, lived and worked for many years. Here he wrote his life work and died in 1543.