10 Interesting Facts About Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz Facts
Bydgoszcz received the Town charter in 1346. Facts About Bydgoszcz. The oldest building in the city is the Church of St Martin and Nicolaus, Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland

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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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