- Published: 2022-02-18
Weekend in BydgoszczA stroll through the Bydgoszcz Old Town - walk along the 18th meridian, see a treasure from the 17th century, go on a cruise by a water tram!
The Old Market - the central square of the city, marked out in 1346 by King Casimir III the Great. The place through which the 18th meridian runs, and from the tenement house at number 15, twice a day (1:13PM ; 9:13PM), a moving sculpture of Pan Twardowski by Jerzy Kędziora emerges. The white, magnificent building that can be seen from the Old Market Square is the town hall, and right next to it is the oldest preserved building in Bydgoszcz - the cathedral. The late-gothic temple hides extremely valuable monuments in its interior.
Mill Island - a green oasis in the heart of the city. There are 4 branches of the District Museum on the island: Archaeological Collections, Leon Wyczółkowski's "house", Modern Art Gallery and the European Money Center with the presentation of the Treasury of Bydgoszcz. The dominant facility on the Island is the Rother’s Mills, which used to be an industrial site, today it is the seat of a cultural institution. In addition to the wide cultural offer, the Mills invite you to admire the panorama of the Old Town from its terraces.
View from the Old Town Bridge-
When crossing the Staromiejski Bridge on the banks of the Brda River, you can see three historical buildings - Granaries (19th century), now a branch of the District Museum in Bydgoszcz. Particular attention is drawn to the balancing figure of a man crossing the Brda River on a rope, the "Man Crossing the River". The sculpture by Jerzy Kędziora appeared in Bydgoszcz on May 1st, 2004 to commemorate Poland's accession to the European Union.
Water tram cruise - one of the favorite and most popular attractions in Bydgoszcz. The water tram runs in the tourist season (May-September) on two routes (the Old Town line and the Słoneczna line), and the starting and ending stop for all cruises is located at the Rybi Rynek Square. A cruise on a water tram is an amazing opportunity to see the city from the perspective of the Brda River.
Make soap at the Museum of Soap and the History of Dirt - a unique place on the map of Bydgoszcz, where you can learn more about the history of cleanliness, dirt and soap making. Additionally, soap workshops are held during the tour.
Climb to the top of the Water Tower
The Water Tower - a hydraulic engineering facility that is part of the Waterworks Museum. The interior of the tower houses an exhibition about the history of local water supply and sewage systems. After seeing the industrial exhibition, it is worth climbing the narrow, winding stairs to the open gallery and admire the view of the panorama of Bydgoszcz.
A stroll around Downtown of Bydgoszcz is a chance to discover interesting architecture (Gdańska street, Cieszkowskiego street), rest among the greenery of city parks (including Casimir the Great park with the spectacular "Deluge fountain") and listen to the melody flowing from the "Music District" "(composers’ monuments, the building of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, the sculpture of" The Archer "from 1910).
The Old Bydgoszcz Canal
The Bydgoszcz Canal is one of the most valuable monuments of hydraulic engineering in the region, it is the oldest artificial waterway in Poland, whichmerged Noteć and Brda Rivers. The representative park space with numerous natural monuments encourages you to go strolling. The Bydgoszcz Canal Museum (10 Staroszkolna street) is a place where you can learn about the history of the canal.
Learn about the city's explosive history
Exploseum is a former secret post-nazi arms factory (1939-1945), which has become the most interesting industrial tourist attraction in Bydgoszcz. The branch of the District Museum located in the Bydgoszcz Forest has eight buildings complex and an underground route. Exhibitions present, among others methods of glycerin production, the history of factory workers or the history of Alfred Nobel's inventions.
Myślęcinek Forest Park of Culture and Recreation
Myślęcinek - one of the largest recreational complexes in Poland, covers an area of 830 hectares, of which nearly 500 hectares are forest areas. In Myślęcinek, you can find a zoo, an amusement park, a ski slope, the Lost World (dinosaur park), a golf course and a wake park.
Evening in cultural facilities
Bydgoszcz offers a rich cultural offer. In our city, you can listen to music in the walls of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, watch an opera or ballet at Opera Nova, or go to a performance in one of the theaters in Bydgoszcz (Polish Theater, Chamber Theater, Adria Cinema-Theater).