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With a charming old town and a stunning location on the banks of the Brda and Vistula rivers, Bydgoszcz can't fail to amaze visitors. Fascinating museums are housed behind beautiful facades, and scattered throughout the city. Bydgoszcz's musical scene is surprisingly vibrant: here you can enjoy professional opera performances and countless music festivals.

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Old Town Square

The Old Town Square, "Stary Rynek" in Polish, is located in the heart of Bydgoszcz. It hosts beautiful casements and the Town Hall. This enchanting place is renowned for its 19th century fin de siècle architecture: a local interpretation of the Art Deco and Jugendstil movements, known as Bydgoszcz Secession.
Adresse: Stary Rynek, Bydgoszcz

St. Vincent de Paul Basilica

Located on the northern side of the river, not very far from the Bydgoszcz Bus Station, this basilica is one of the biggest in Poland. It was designed at the end of the second world war in a neoclassic revival style. It also hosts a monastery and a park. The spacious, richly decorated interior will take your breath away.
Adresse: Aleja Ossolińskich 2, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 322 5352

Old Bydgoszcz Canal

The Old Bydgoszcz Canal is an impressive engineering work from the late eighteenth century. An important commercial route in the past, it spreads for around 25 km and connects the Vistula and Oder rivers. The boulevard alongside the canal is a favourite among locals for afternoon walks with a beautiful scenery.
Adresse: Bydgoszcz Canal, Bydgoszcz

Mill Island

Surrounded by the Brda River, Mill Island is a cultural and recreational hub in the heart of the city. Here picturesque mill buildings from the end of the nineteenth century stand along cobbled tree-lined streets. There are a number of interesting museums to explore in the area.
Adresse: Mennica Street, Bydgoszcz

Old Granaries and Art Museum

These Prussian granaries are part of Bydgoszcz’s heritage and the town’s emblem.They house a museum dedicated to the painter Leon Wyczółkowski, who had a crucial role in two art movements in the early 20th century: the Polish realism and the local modernist wave, called Young Poland. A vast collection of his works is on display inside.
Adresse: Grodzka Street 7, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 585 9966
Åpningstider: April-October: Tue, Wed, Fri 10am-6pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. November-March: Tue, Wed, Fri 9am-4pm; Thu 9am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Phonographic Museum

The Phonographic Museum is part of the Leon Wyczółkowski Museum, and the only one of its kind in Poland. It showcases an assortment of various music players including gramophones, radio receivers, and cassette players, as well as a vinyl collection.
Adresse: Gdańska Street 4, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 585 9966

The City Walls

Built in the 15th century to defend the city from raids by the Teutonic Knights, these fragments of the original fortification will allow you to step back in time to an unstable yet fascinating age.
Adresse: Mury miejskie, Wały Jagiellońskie, Bydgoszcz

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As you explore the nooks and crannies of the Old Town, it is worth taking a moment to step into the peaceful interior of this Gothic church. The building was completed at the start of the 17th century for the order of the Poor Clares. The Hejnał, a trumpet hymn to the Virgin Mary, is played from the old church tower at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.
Adresse: Gdańska Street 2, Bydgoszcz


Myślęcinek is the largest urban woodland park in Poland, and a must-see for lovers of the outdoors. Here you will find a zoo, a Botanical Garden and a horse riding centre.
Adresse: Gdańska Street 173-175, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 328 0009

Man Crossing the River

When exploring the city, check out this unusual work of art hovering in the air. This silver coloured man hangs on wires just across the river and is considered to be one of the main symbols of the city. The author, Jerzy Kędziora, wanted to commemorate Poland's entry in the European Union.
Adresse: Passes Through The River Monument, Mostowa, Bydgoszcz

Mostowa Street

One of the nicest roads in Bydgoszcz, Mostowa Street is actually a bridge connecting the Old Town with the main street in Bydgoszcz. Here you can wander along the canal, eat, drink, and enjoy wonderful views of the city.
Adresse: Mostowa Street, Bydgoszcz

Military Museum

The Military Museum is located in the northern part of Bydgoszcz. It showcases permanent and temporary exhibitions related to the Polish Army. On exhibit you can find war artefacts like weapons, vehicles, and uniforms.
Adresse: Czerkaska Street 2, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 26 141 2026
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm. Sun 10am-2pm
Transport: Lines 1, 2, 57, 80

Archer Lady

The Archer Lady statue is one of the oldest statues in Bydgoszcz and has become a city symbol. The sculpture portrays a naked woman spanning an arch. You can find it near the theatre in Kochanowski Park.
Adresse: Kochanowski Park, Bydgoszcz

Master Twardowski

Make sure to be at the Old Town Square, Stary Rynek, at 1.13pm or 9.13pm, to see the moving sculpture of Master Twardowski appear from one of the windows. A character from the old folklore, this wizard puts on an amusing show for about two minutes: he bows, waves and then disappears back behind the window.
Adresse: Stary Rynek, Bydgoszcz

Opera Nova

The Opera Nova is a modern music theatre located on the picturesque river bank near the city centre. This unique, large building will truly catch your eye. Come here for ballets, musicals, concerts, and of course operas.
Adresse: Marszałka Focha Street 5, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 325 1510


Pałac is located in the woodland of Park Myślęciński. With an elegant and comfortable Art Nouveau decor, it is the ideal spot to satisfy an appetite after spending a whole day in the great outdoors. The restaurant has a wide range of food on its menu including traditional Polish cuisine.
Adresse: Konna Street 10, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 328 0012

Stary Port 13

Claimed to be one of the best restaurants in town, Stary Port tempts its guests with a cosy traditional Polish interior and delicious specialities. On the menu you can find grilled rack of lamb with garlic and basil, sander fillet with spinach and vegetables, homemade dumplings and much more.
Adresse: Stary Port Street 13, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 51 672 4118
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12pm–11pm, Sun 12pm–10pm

Ogniem i Mieczem

The stylish interior, the raging fireplace and the extensive selection of traditional Polish dishes are among the reasons that make this restaurant so appealing. Whether you come here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Ogniem i Mieczem will have some exciting options to offer.
Adresse: Ogińskiego 22, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 341 4126
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm

Pizzeria Piratto

For a quick, cheap pizza head to Pizzeria Piratto. This Italian-style trattoria has a nice and cosy interior, and it's decorated in a sailor-inspired style. On the menu you will also find salads and pasta, as well as beer and other cold drinks.
Adresse: Podwale Street 3, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 341 2139
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-3am

Karczma Mlynska

For some genuine Polish food you should head to Karczma Mlynska. This cosy restaurant is located by the canal in the heart of the Old Town. If the weather allows you can sit outside and enjoy a tasty local meal like a traditional beef roll.
Adresse: Mennica Street 1, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 66 101 7301
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm. Fri-Sat 12pm-12am


This modern fusion Japanese restaurant is located in the Drukarnia shopping centre and it seems to never disappoint its guests when it comes to food. This restaurant is very popular among visitors and serves a wide selection of sushi.
Adresse: Jagiellońska Street 1, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 78 160 0500
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm. Fri 10am-10pm. Sat 11am-10pm. Sun 11am-8pm

Dolce Vita

The unique rustic interior makes Dolce Vita a perfect place for Italian food. The restaurant is highly recommended and serves salads, pizzas, pastas and everything else you would expect from the Italian staff, who share a real passion about cooking.
Adresse: ul. Podwale 2, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 321 57 57
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12pm-9pm. Sun 12pm-6pm

Oto Sushi

Located next to the Focus Mall, this stylish restaurant offers great sushi at reasonable prices. Sit down in this cosy atmosphere and choose a few bites of sashimi, maki and nigiri from the wide selection of sushi.
Adresse: Jagiellonska Street 39-47, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 554 3854
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–9:30pm, Fri–Sat 11am–10pm, Sun 12pm–9pm


Since Kaprys identifies as a bar more than a restaurant, food here is particularly affordable — but, according to the customers, no less delicious. This place offers different types of food, including homemade traditional Polish cuisine, and is very popular among students.
Adresse: Marii Skłodowskiej Curie 1, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 324 93 28

Weranda Restaurant

Located in the Bohema Hotel & Spa you can find the Weranda Restaurant, a cosy and charming restaurant with Art Nouveau inspired interiors. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, like steaks and lobster, and well-selected drinks.
Adresse: Konarskiego 9, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 560 0600
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 1pm-11pm. Sun 1pm-10pm

Czarny Diament

Czarny Diament is one of the two restaurants at the Bohema Hotel & Spa. What makes it unique is that the dinner takes place in complete darkness. The experience will be out of the ordinary, for anyone who wants a memorable gastronomic experience.
Adresse: Konarskiego 9, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 560 0600
Åpningstider: Call to make a reservation


This restaurant serves delicious Greek specialities which come in many different varieties: you can choose between fresh Greek Salads and some scrumptious grilled dishes.
Adresse: Gdańska 208, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 371 0984
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm–10pm


Restaurant 3V6 is connected to the Hotel City. It is perfect for banquets and weddings because it has mobile walls that open up to the hotel's premises. Here you can have both International and Polish cuisine.
Adresse: 3 Maja 6, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 325 2522
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 6:30am-10am and 1pm-10pm. Sun 7am-10:30am and 1pm-10pm

Sowa Patisserie

The cellar in the Sowa Patisserie location is filled with wines from around the world, while those with a sweet tooth will be satisfied by imaginative cakes and ice-cream desserts.
Adresse: Mostowa 5, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 339 0814
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 9am-10pm. Fri 9am-11pm. Sat 8am-11pm. Sun 10am-9pm


At this cafe you will find pancakes of every kind: baked with cheese, stuffed with potatoes or mozzarella, sweet-flavoured, or filled with ice-cream. They also serve soups, salads and other desserts like brownies. If you'd like to have something to drink, you can choose between coffee or tea, or cold drinks such as beer, wine and soft cocktails.
Adresse: Marszałka Focha Street 14, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 349 3976
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri-Sat 10am-11pm

Strefa Cafe

With a nice location on Mills Island, Strefa Cafe is a lively hip place. It serves hot drinks, sandwiches and pastries for the afternoon, but it's also a relaxed spot for a beer or a cocktail in the evening. Table games are available to spend some time with friends. The staff is attentive and speaks good English.
Adresse: Długa Street 11 (entrance from Przyrzecze Street), Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 66 552 2755
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 3pm-10pm. Fri-Sat 9am-11:35pm. Sun 9am-9pm

Cafe Kino

Located inside a movie theatre, this cafe has a cosy atmosphere and it's nicely decorated. The service is attentive and they cater people with dietary restrictions.
Adresse: Długa Steet 32, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 60 767 1643
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 8am-10pm. Fri-Sat 8am-11pm


An artsy coffee lab, Landschaft is frequented by fancy regulars and its coffee is very well reviewed. Their vegan cakes are recommended. There is also a little vintage clothing shop inside.
Adresse: Gimnazjalna Street 6, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 60 339 0274
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Sat 11am-8pm. Sun 11am-6pm

Eljazz Club

The friendly atmosphere of this club is a magnet for every jazz lover. El Jazz Club is truly a popular venue, located near the river. Here you can go see gigs and concerts nearly every night.
Adresse: Kręta Street 3, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 322 1574


Located in the centre of the city, Kubryk is all about sailing: you will almost be able to feel the sea breeze on your face as you dance a little jig on the tables to the live energetic sea shanties played here.
Adresse: Podwale Street 3, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 321 2701
Åpningstider: Daily from 2pm


One of the best multi-tap craft beer bars in town, Kraftodajnia was opened by a group of friends who shared a love for home-brewed beer. They offer a wide selection of beers, both bottled and on tap. Your tasting experience here will lead you to interesting discoveries. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the products.
Adresse: Kościeleckich Square 5 1/2, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 796 505 303
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 4pm–11pm, Fri & Sat 4pm–2am, Sun 4pm–10pm

Merlin Pub

Come to this dedicated rock and fantasy pub for an authentic ambience and good value for money. Here you can play table games, such as chess, while trying out different beers. The pub is frequented by many passionate regulars, who make the atmosphere even more cosy. Parties themed around pop culture are often held.
Adresse: Zaułek Street 4, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 322 8770


This cafe and shisha bar is highly recommended by both locals and tourists - a place where you can relax while ordering tasty cold and hot drinks. Their tea is said to be particularly good. The staff is quick and friendly.
Adresse: Poznańska Street 10, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 88 808 0030


A wide choice of Polish beer served by knowledgeable staff makes Prolog9 a favourite among beer bars in town. There is a nice outside garden. Hard rock and metal lovers will appreciate the music choice (which is not disturbingly loud).
Adresse: Długa Street 18, Bydgoszcz
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 5pm-12am. Fri 5pm-2am. Sat 4pm-2am. Sun 6pm-12am

Focus Park

In this shopping mall and entertainment centre you can have fun with all your friends and family - in addition to stores, there are restaurants, a cinema, and a playroom for children. You will find brands like Diverse, Ecco, Promod, Sephora, Tatuum, Wittchen, Hugo Boss and Wrangler Lee. It is located in the heart of the town centre.
Adresse: Jagiellońska Street 39-47, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 554 3500
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-9pm

Galeria Pomorska

A new shopping mall in the eastern part of the city, Galeria Pomorska hosts popular contemporary brands such as H&M, Orsay, and Vero Moda. There is a wide choice of restaurants to select from. It also offers great service and good facilities for disabled people.
Adresse: Fordońska Street 141, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: 48 52 585 5620
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Sun 10am-8pm


Rondo is a smaller shopping centre hosting well-equipped stores and brands like Hi Mountain, Nike, Sunset Suits, Orsay, Go Sport. It has been graciously renovated and boasts modern decor. The parking is quite big, and the mall itself isn't normally too packed with people - come for a relaxing shopping trip.
Adresse: Kruszwicka Street 1, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 348 7956
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-10pm. Sun 9am-9pm

Zielone Arkady

Yet another cosy shopping mall, this one is located a ten minute walk away from the city centre, and it's perfect for visitors who don't have a car. It is notable for its modern, unusual architecture. The space is huge, and there are 200+ shops and restaurants. If you have small children, their changing room is well-equipped.
Adresse: Wojska Polskiego Street 1, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 370 3600
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Sun 10am-8pm


At this souvenir shop you will find various gift ideas for every taste. There are typical Kuyavian and Polish products such as textile and porcelain, as well as modern design objects, shirts, and gadgets. You simply will not be able to leave empty-handed.
Adresse: Jezuicka Street 7, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 73 283 3407
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-6pm


Here you can find an impressively wide choice of makeup products and drugstore accessories, some of which are quite hard to find in other stores. The staff does a great job selecting their items, and offers professional service at very reasonable prices.
Adresse: Rejewskiego 3, inside the Auchan shopping centre, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 50 466 2977


A well-loved showroom for Polish furniture design, Euforma is a great spot to get fresh home decor ideas. It showcases charming contemporary pieces by different brands. You might buy some cute accessory to bring home, or even consider ordering from their online store.
Adresse: Kościuszki Street 27, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 321 5668
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 11pm-5pm

Batory Retail Park

Near the bigger Galeria Pomorska, this smaller shopping centre is less expensive, and it's the right place to find some great deals. Among the most beloved shops are Sport Direkt, which is especially good for affordable designer shoes, and TkMaxx.
Adresse: Fabryczna Street 1b, Bydgoszcz
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Sun 10am-8pm


Paderewskiego Airport lies approximately 3 kilometres south of Bydgoszcz and it is one of the newest in Poland. The easiest way to get to the city is by taxi. The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building. Bus number 80 operates daily between the Bydgoszcz Airport and the Railway Station. The journey takes about 15 minutes and the bus stops right outside the terminal building. For passengers arriving by train to the Railway Station in Bydgoszcz, bus number 80 is a good option to reach the airport. The bus stops right outside the Railway Station building. If you want to rent a car there are several companies to choose between. A selection of these companies includes: Carnajm +48 88 021 5115 Avis Airport +48 60 135 4809 Hertz Car Rental +48 52 371 6225
Adresse: Paderewskiego 1, Białe Błota, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 365 4700

Passport / Visa

Poland can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Poland can get quite cold in Autumn and Winter. You will find the best weather in late spring and summer (June to September). The warmest month in August, when the temperature is around 25°C.

Public transport

Bydgoszcz is covered by an excellent public transport network that makes getting around quick and easy. Children and students are eligible for a discount, but must bring their IDs with them at all times when travelling.


Finding a taxi in Bydgoszcz is pretty easy. There are several companies providing taxi services around town, but be aware not to accept offers from touts. Order a taxi by phone to avoid unnecessary risks. Taxi Fordon +48 52 581 1050 Radio Taxi "Non Stop" +48 52 196 26


For sending postcards or letters you should look for post offices or post boxes. They bear a red sign saying "Poczta". Main Post Office, Urząd Pocztowy Nr 1:
Adresse: Jagiellońska Street 6, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 339 5856
Åpningstider: 24/7


The Polish name of pharmacies is Apteka - to find a pharmacy in Bydgoszcz, look for a sign bearing that name. Apteka Współczesna:
Adresse: Podwale Street 15, Bydgoszcz
Telefon: +48 52 345 6581
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm. Sat 8am-3pm


Country Code: +48 Area Code: 52


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