Bydgoszcz is a city that is rich in architecture. You’ll find everything from modernist and Art Nouveau to neo-Gothic and Baroque styles dotted throughout the city. This mixture of architecture has helped the city to earn its nickname: Little Berlin.
Timber-frame landmarks are in abundance in Bydgoszcz, especially along Mill Island. Along the riverside, you will find some of the most recognized landmarks that Poland offers.
The oldest building in Bydgoszcz is the Church of Saint Martin and Nicolaus. Often referred to simply as Fara Church, this landmark is a 3-aisle late Gothic church that was constructed in the late 15th century. A 16th century painting of the Madonna is the highlight of a stop here.
Tours of the city don’t need to be on street level. A visit to Bydgoszcz is not complete until a sightseeing tour of the Brda River is enjoyed. Take a relaxing cruise at night to enjoy the lights of the city and you will have a rewarding experience or have a quiet dinner along the river and let the world pass you by for awhile.
Bydgoszcz offers numerous museums to enjoy as well. The Pomeranian Military Museum offers exhibits that reflect the modern history of Poland. A visit to the Leon Wyczolkowski District Museum is also a must-do activity when visiting the city. Two symphony orchestras and numerous art galleries can help to round out an itinerary.
Poland comes alive in an authentic way with a visit to Bydgoszcz. Make it your destination and it will feel like you’ve been transported back in time.