Regularly overshadowed by popular touristic destinations such as Krakow and Warsaw, the dynamic and dazzling city of Bydgoszcz combines a rich historical heritage with a thriving port atmosphere and a contemporary and cosmopolitan culture. The city is most regularly visited by business traveller son tight schedules therefore doesn’t boast traditional tourists attractions however compensates with fine food and alluring atmosphere guaranteed to surprise and satisfy the adventurous traveller.
The city is situated upon the beautiful banks of the River Brda and appears to function harmoniously with this impressive body of water. In the Old Town, historical buildings and traditional granaries rise resplendently from the water and evoke associations with Amsterdam and Venice.
One of Bydgoszcz’s most magnificent monuments is the Potop Fountain, a stunning sculpture which depicts the biblical flood, specifically a scene in which humans and animals are struggling to find shelter. In 1943, this metal of the sculpture was melted to make weaponry, but has almost been restored to its former glory thanks to rigorous recreations.
Residing on the picturesque banks of the river is the Spichrze, a charming collection of timbered granaries that date back to the 14th century. The granaries have become the city’s symbol due its rich industrial heritage and now contain the captivating collections of the Leonard Wydzolowski Museum. Within, exhibitions explore the city’s intriguing historical and archaeological heritage through selections of interesting artefacts.
The eclectic and exquisite interior of Ogniem I Mieczem Restaurant provides a beautiful backdrop to the sublime food served here; the restaurants rustic charms heightens the sensational flavours of traditional Polish dishes such as beetroot soup, rich goulash and cheese covered mushrooms. A signature dish that simply must be sampled is the spice pork neck served with stiffed potatoes; the rich flavours and wholesome quality of this creative cuisine are sure to inspire your own culinary preferences. (Michała Kleofasa Ogińskiego 22, Bydgoszcz)