10 Interesting Facts About Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz Facts


Facts About Bydgoszcz

  • Bydgoszcz is an architecturally rich city, with neo-gothic, neo-baroque, neoclassicist, modernist and Art Nouveau styles present, for which it earned a nickname Little Berlin.
  • The notable granaries on Mill Island and along the riverside belong to one of the most recognized timber-framed landmarks in Poland.
  • Bydgoszcz, originally Bydgoszcza (feminine), is a pronoun name the second part of which – ‘goszcz’ comes from ‘gost-jь’ possibly or ‘gost-ja’ an old Slavic root which refers to an urban or suburban trading settlement.
  • During the early Slavic times a fishing settlement called Bydgozcya became a stronghold on the Vistula trade routes.
  • The oldest building in the city is the Church of St Martin and Nicolaus, commonly known as Fara Church. It is a three-aisle late Gothic church, erected between 1466 and 1502, which boasts a late-Gothic painting entitled Madonna with a Rose or the Holy Virgin of Beautiful Love from the 16th century.
  • It is also said that Pan Twardowski spent some time in the city of Bydgoszcz, where, in his memory, a figure was recently mounted in a window of a tenement, overseeing the Old Town. At 1:13 p.m. and 9:13 p.m., the window opens and Pan Twardowski appears, to the accompaniment of weird music and devilish laughter. He takes a bow, waves his hand, and then disappears. This little show gathers crowds of amused spectators.
  • Bydgoszcz is twinned & had friendly relations with Reggio Emilia, Italy; Kragujevac, Serbia; Mannheim, Germany; Hartford, United States; Pavlodar, Kazakhstan; Perth, Scotland; Cherkasy, Ukraine; Kremenchuk, Ukraine; Patras, Greece; Ningbo, China; Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Pitești, Romania & Sliven, Bulgaria
  • Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers & the capital of Kujavia-Pomerania voivodship.
  • The Population of Bydgoszcz is 348,190, as of 2019.
  • Bydgoszcz received the Town charter in 1346 by King Casimir the Great.

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