Top 10 Things to do in Bydgoszcz, Poland

December 12, 2017 Sheron Bogner

The storybook city of Bydgoszcz is a stunning mélange of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture, 18th-century granaries, cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes. Cruise the scenic Brda River, wander the charming streets of historic Old Town, or picnic and people-watch at Mill’s Island. Thoughtful public art, a thriving jazz scene, an opera house and an extraordinary concert hall add cultural dimension to Bydgoszcz’s beauty.
Restaurants in Bydgoszcz

1. Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

ul. Mennica, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Excellent
71%
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26%
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4.5 based on 315 reviews

Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

Natural Island in the middle of the city of Bydgoszcz. Important strategic asset during the Kingdom era

Reviewed By Ewelina-EW - Oslo, Norway

It is a nice island on the river. When we were there it was full of small shops and stands selling beer and food. There is a lot of space to chill there on the grass. Close to a few museums and the old town.

2. Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

Dluga 13-17, Bydgoszcz 85-034, Poland +48 52 515 70 15
Excellent
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

Do you know who was the dirtiest king in a human history? When the first soap was produced? What is soap made of? All of that and much more you will get know in Museum of Soap and History of Dirt. We are pleased to invite you to one of the most interesting places in Bydgoszcz and one of the most unique museum in the world. Visit to the museum starts with washing hands in old - fashioned way and soap workshops during which you will be accompanied and instructed by our soap assistants. Meanwhile your soap will get dry, you will have oportunity to learn some information about history of dirt and get know all soapy secrets... We are certified as "The Best Tourism Product 2017" by the Polish Tourist Organization.

Reviewed By abarker02 - Kelowna, Canada

This is a great place to visit. The tour was very interesting, there were lots of humorous historical stories and it was fun making our own bar of soap. In particular, our English guide (tall with blond hair) was excellent and very informative. Definitely recommend a visit here.

3. Tightrope Walker - sculpture

Mostowa St. | Idąc w kierunku rynku rzeźba jest po lewej stronie mostu., Bydgoszcz, Poland
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Tightrope Walker - sculpture

Reviewed By Romi J - Boston, Massachusetts

This sculpture is located near Old Town over the river Brda. It is visible from the walk path down at the river or from the bridge. From far it looks like it's floating in the air. The whole area is one of the most beautiful, and popular spots in the city. The long walk along the river will take by Wyspa Mlynska, Fara - 15th century church, Old Town, Old Post Office, and beautiful 18th century granaries.

4. Myslecinek

Ul. Gdanska 173/175, Bydgoszcz 85-674, Poland +48 52 328 00 09
Excellent
67%
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24%
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Myslecinek

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

It is a favorite destination especially for families but basically for anybody seeking active recreation. Myslecinek has multiple attractions including Polish Fauna Zoo, ponds and hiking trails, botanical Gardens, many restaurants and food stands. It is especially attractive May through beginning of October but one can hike here year round.

5. Old Town

Stary Rynek, Bydgoszcz, Poland
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By Ewelina-EW - Oslo, Norway

It is a really big old town square. Just a lot of coffee shops and restaurants, as well as a few shops. There is a tourist information on one corner. On the opposite corner there is a bus stop from which old "cucumber" buses 1 and 2 will take you either to Exploseum or Myślęcinek.

6. Bydgoski Channel

ul. Nowogrodzka 3, Bydgoszcz 85-208, Poland +48 693 765 075
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Bydgoski Channel

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

To make it more complicated for the outsider there is Old Bydgoszcz Canal and the New Bydgoszcz Canal. The whole system of canals is a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe. Most of Old Canal disappeared after the controversial decision during the Socialist Era to fill it in. But there is still plenty of canal system left. It is fascinating for children who usually love to see the old locks and the difference in water levels. Along the canal there are places to rest, parks with benches, hiking trails and places to fish. Like before the Second World War there are again restaurants and cafes along the canal. Obtain a map from the tourist information on Old Square and go for a long relaxing walk. With your camera!

7. Exploseum

ul. Alfreda Nobla, Bydgoszcz, Poland +48 883 366 056
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Exploseum

Reviewed By Valter S - Monza, Italy

I was impressed from the place
It was built a museum on the ruins of an explosives factory where it was processed the nitroglycerin
in the woods of the industrial suburb east of Bydgoszcz
the tour takes about 2 hours with very nice audio visual guides
downside is that all audio explanations are lingia Polish
you can buy artwork book in English
even if you travel alone the security tunnel is very high
not to be missed !!!

8. The Fountain Deluge

Park Kazimierza Wielkiego, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Excellent
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5 based on 46 reviews

The Fountain Deluge

Reviewed By Ashika-pl - Wroclaw, Poland

The sculpture that is a part of this Fountain is very impressive! You can rarely see in Poland scupltures showing such an interesting composition of many characters and creatures. Also the park around it is beautiful (though small) and famous Cafe Primo is very near. Definitely worth seeing.

9. Old Market Square

Stary Rynek, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Excellent
45%
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4 based on 181 reviews

Old Market Square

Reviewed By Kerrie G - Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

I have been to this town may times. Had not been in 15 years. It had changed a lot. They have fixed it up and it is lovely.

10. Bydgoszcz Basilica

ul. Aleje Ossolinskich 2, Bydgoszcz 85-093, Poland +48 (052) 3225352
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Bydgoszcz Basilica

The Basilica is not very far from Bydgoszcz Bus Station. I had visited the Basilica once before in winter, and had not appreciated its merits, as then it was a grey day. When I visited the Basilica in May 2012, it was on a bright sunny day. The architecture is in the Classic style, and the building is large. I liked the way the colours of the walls stood out subtly under the bright sunlight. I was also struck by the memorial to the Smolensk air crash. The next time I stay in Bydgoszcz I will make a point of visting the Basilica again, because I have not been in many buildings similar to its vast, spacious interior and the Classical style of architecture suits my tastes..

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

This grand church is magnificent inside and out. It impresses with beautiful architecture with classic proportions, powerful yet graceful appearance. It was built between 1925 and 1939 and I believe Nazis had some intentions of destroying this structure. Thankfully the Basilica survived and now is the biggest church of Bydgoszcz. It is designed like the Roman Pantheon.The front door is called the door of blessings. Many indoor elements and details were designed by architect professor Wiktor Zin. After you visit the Basilica church proceed with the exploration of the surrounding Sielanka section of Bydgoszcz created in the beginning of 20th century as a green district of the city with streets lined up with pretty villas and trees.

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