• Kayakmania

    Kayakmania | annual events | BydgoszczKAYAKMANIA is an outdoor event created for people actively practicing tourist kayaking as well as for amateurs who have never been in a kayak.

    The aim of KAYAKMANIA is to popularize canoeing in Poland and abroad and to integrate tourists from Poland with the residents of the city.
    Every year the Kayakmania consists of a number of racing and show competitions, accompanying events and a picnic on the Mill Island with many attractions for participants and residents.

    In 2020, Kayakmania is planned to take place between 27 and 31 August.

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  • International Animated Film Festival

    Animocje | annual events | BydgoszczA lot of the people think that the animation equals a cartoons for the children. An opinion like this could not be more wrong! A fine example of the fact that the situation is completely different is International Animated Film Festival Animocje. This event is focused on an ambitious cinema searching for its artistic character.
    Through the international competition, the Animocje provides an opportunity to get to know with the latest film productions from all over the world. A special screenings of the feature animated movies and a thematic presentations of the short films, allow to discover the animation in a new context.
    Festival also pays attention to the relations between animation and the other arts - music, video games, visual arts and acting. Since 2014 it is the only polish festival to award A Dubbing Achievement Prize to the Masters and the Mistresses of the animated movie dubbing.

    In 2020, festival will take place on 19-25th April.

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  • Bydgoszcz Canal Night Marathon

    Bydgoszcz Canal Night Marathon | annual events | BydgoszczThe Bydgoszcz Canal Night Marathon takes place in the beautiful scenery of the Bydgoszcz Planty Park in a unique scenery, along the unique monuments of hydrotechnics such as locks from the 18th century on the Bydgoszcz Canal, which is the oldest inland water channel on the current territory of Poland active until today.

    15th edition of the Bydgoszcz Canal Night Marathon will take place on 13th June.

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  • Fonomo Music & Film Festival

    Fonomo | annual events | BydgoszczFestival focuses on the interrelationships between sound and image, music and film, opera and narrative cinema and, at the same time, we take a deep look into the personalities of the artists from our region, Poland and from abroad, their sensitivities, professional choices, meetings and their mutual inspirations.

    In 2020, festival will take place on 14-17th October.

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  • Ethniesy - Festival of Folk and Traditional Music

    Ethniesy | annual events | BydgoszczETHNIESY is a Festival of Traditional and Folk Music organized since 2013 in Bydgoszcz by the Municipal Cultural Centre. It is the only festival in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region presenting traditional and folk music. Festival hosts the most important bands of the Polish "roots music" scene.

    In 2020, festival is cancelled.

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  • Irena Szewińska Memorial

    Irena Szewińska Memorial | annual events | BydgoszczAthletic Memorial in honour of the great athlete Irena Szewińska, who was a seven-time Olympic Games medallist (3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals) and a ten-time European Championship medallist.

    In 2020, the second edition of Irena Szewińska's Memorial will take place on May 30th.

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  • Christmas Market

    Jarmark Świąteczny w Bydgoszczy | ©visitbydgoszcz

    jarmark swiateczny bydgoszcz 2019This year's Christmas Market in Bydgoszcz will be organised between December 6th-22nd. Market stands will be set up along the Mostowa street, on the Staromiejski bridge.

    Hot chocolate, mulled wine or traditional borscht will keep you warm and Christmassy dishes will be served to keep you fit. It will be suplemented by handicrafts and Christmas decorations.

    Children will surely enjoy the winter amusement park with carousels, small rollercoaster and a Crystal Palace.

    Additionally, various appearances will be held on the stage amphitheatre near the Granaries.



    Jarmark Świąteczny w Bydgoszczy | ©visitbydgoszcz Jarmark Świąteczny w Bydgoszczy | ©visitbydgoszcz

  • Why Bydgoszcz

    Bydgoszcz is a perfect location for a small and medium size event in the city centre, on the river. Thanks to a host of hotels with conference rooms and the nearby convention centre of the Opera Nova, organisation of training, conference or evening gala will be a pleasure. This convenient location makes that additional attractions will be almost within arm’s reach, and local organisers will make sure that they will provide uniqueness and high quality of events.

    ModernBydgoszcz | Bydgoskie Centrum Targowo-Wystawiennicze | MICE Bydgoszcz Fair-Exhibition Centre will meet the requirements of the organisers of the biggest events. It is located only 6 km away (15 minutes by car) from the city centre, in a quiet surrounding of a park forest and the Botanical Garden.

    Bydgoszcz is easy to get thanks to international flight connections and a well-developed system of motor roads and railway service. In addition, the constantly developed network of hotels and restaurants will meet expectations of the most demanding guests.

    * Bydgoszcz is one of the biggest cities in Poland, but not overcrowded, proud of its deep-rooted history and progress, bustling with activities.

    * You can walk between the majority of conference facilities, restaurants, and local attractions during your time off.

    * PeBydgoszcz | Spotkania nad rzeką | fot. Robert Sawickirfect location and convenient road and railway connections ensure easy access to all big cities in Poland.

    * Bydgoszcz regional airport operates international flights, and bigger airports in Gdańsk and Poznań are only within a 2-hour drive.

    * Local infrastructure for organisation of meetings is well-developed and advanced, and the companies organising events can be distinguished by their professional skills and experience.

    * Prices for services related to organisation of meetings are competitive in comparison with other big cities.

    * An incentive travel and free time between meetings will be even more interesting when we add many unique attractions (e.g. Exploseum, the Soap Museum, trips and cruises on the Brda River).

    -->> Bydgoszcz event venues catalogue (pdf)

    -->>Bydgoszcz Convention Bureau

  • Major events in Bydgoszcz in 2020

    Your guide to the best events and cultural happenings in Bydgoszcz in 2020. #visitbydgoszcz

    Ster na Bydgoszcz | Events


    March 19th -22nd: Ethniesy - Festival Of Folk And Traditional Music - cancelled

    April 25th - May 9th: Bydgoszcz Opera Festival - cancelled

    May: European Night of Museums

    May 30th - Irena Szewińska Memorial

    May 30th – June 6th: Drums Fusion

    Ster na Bydgoszcz | EventsJune 3rd - 7th - Para Athletics European Championships 2020

    June 13th - Bydgoszcz Canal Night Marathon

    June 19th - 21st: Bydgoszcz Water Festival "Ster na Bydgoszcz" 2020

    July – August: River of Music

    July 4th - 5th: Enea Bydgoszcz Triathlon 2020

    Bydgoszcz Water Swimming Competition | Events

    August 15th: Bydgoszcz Water Swimming Competition

    August 21st - 23rd: Ocean Lava Triathlon Polska 2020

     August 27th - 31st: Kayakmania

    September: Tehofest

    September - November: Mózg Festival

    September 18th – October 9th:   Bydgoszcz Music Festival

    October: Festival of New Dramaturgies

    October: Bydgoszcz Half-Marathon

    November: Bydgoszcz Jazz Festival

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  • Treasure in the Cathedral

    Golden coins

    Bydgoszcz is a city full of suprises. In the middle of maintenance work in Bydgoszcz Cathedral archeologists discovered something truly stunning.

  • Tourist attractions for children

    Makieta Bydgoszczy

    Here you can find many tourist attractions that, especially, children might enjoy during your stay in our city.

  • Bydgoszcz Autographs


    Bydgoszcz owes its unusual character to many great people, whose achievements and special contribution to the city is commemorated by putting their signatures on plaques on Długa Street.

  • Sweets manufacture Karmelowa Kraina

    Manufaktura Słodyczy

    It is an unique place in our city, where sweets are made. In the Karmelowa Kraina’s offer one can find handmade lollipops, sweets and other forms made of caramel or chocolate.

  • Escape room – phenomenon of a secretful place

    escape room

    Everybody can find something interesting in Bydgoszcz for themselves. The city is incredibly varied. Older as well as younger tourists can not complain for lack of attractions. Also, Escape Room fans will not be disappointed.  In Bydgoszcz, you can find a few secretful rooms with various difficulty levels.

  • Top tourist attractions

    Canoeing on the Brda River | ©Robert Sawicki

    Tourist attractions in Bydgoszcz. To see a full list of sights and tourist attractions click HERE Among plenty of sights and tourist attractions in Bydgoszcz you can find such interesting places like:

    Bydgoszcz canal


    Bydgoszcz Canal was built in the years 1773-1774 as a part of the international waterway E 70. It connects the Vistula River and the Odra River through their tributaries: the Brda River, the Notec River and the Warta River. The establishment of Bydgoszcz Canal has contributed to the dynamic development of the city. Read more -> Bydgoszcz Canal -> The trial of the historic water engineering facilities



    Bydgoszcz Cathedral



    Bydgoszcz Cathedral was constructed in the years 1466- 1502. The high altar painting is the thing that rivets the most attention of faithful and tourists.

    Read more -> Bydgoszcz Cathedral


    Graneries on the Brda


    Granaries on the Brda River are the symbol of the city. They have always been a natural city logo.In the past, these were among many grain storehouses in the city, and nowadays they belong to the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum.

    Read more -> Granaries on the Brda -> Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum



    Mill Island


    Mill Island is a spatial heart of Bydgoszcz. One of the most unusual and enchanting places in Bydgoszcz. Water, footbridges, old mills, red-brick buildings reflected in the depths of Młynówka groomed green-all this create an atmosphere of Bydgoszcz river island.

    Read more -> Mill Island and Bydgoszcz Venice -> Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum


    Museum of Waterworks, Bydgoszcz, fot. R.Sawicki



    The first Polish Museum of Waterworks located in Las Gdański water intake and The Water Tower in Szwederowo district.

    Read more -> Museum of Waterworks -> Water Tower



    Museum of Soap and Dirt - Bydgoszcz fot. T.Markowski


    Museum of Soap and History of Dirtoperates in Bydgoszcz. It offers interactive time travel through the history of cleanliness, dirt and soap making, which has deep-rooted ties with Bydgoszcz. Read more -> Museum of Soap and History of Dirt -> Make soap yourself



    Bydgoszcz Water Tram | ©Robert Sawicki


    The Bydgoszcz water tram is a major tourist attraction in Bydgoszcz with thousands of satisfied tourists cruising every year. The trip on a water tram starts at Rybi Rynek..

    Read more -> Take a cruise by water tram




    Bydgoszcz Water, Industry and Craft Trail TeH2O fot. T.Markowski


    Bydgoszcz Water, Industry and Craft Trail TeH2O was created in 2014 within a European Union project called SHIFT-X www.shiftx.eu that aimed at bringing back the glamour and knowledge of the past industries. TeH2O is an industrial thematic trail that unites the history of 15 organically water-centred places in Bydgoszcz. Read -> Bydgoszcz Water, Industry and Craft Trail TeH2O



    Forest Park of Culture and Recreation
    Forest Park of Culture and Recreation- Myślęcinek. One of the largest recreational complexes in Poland it covers an area of 830 ha, of which nearly 500 ha are forest areas that include hundred year old specimens of deciduous trees. Myślęcinek owes its attractiveness not only to natural conditions, but also to excellent transport links with the centre of Bydgoszcz.


  • Bydgoszcz Water, Industry and Craft Trail TeH2O

    The municipal gasworks, by Tymon Markowski
    The municipal gasworks, by Tymon Markowski

    TeH2O: Bydgoszcz Water, Industry and Craft Trail was created in 2014 within a European Union project called SHIFT-X www.shiftx.eu that aimed at bringing back the glamour and knowledge of the past industries.
  • 38th Bydgoszcz Musical Impressions

    38th Bydgoszcz Musical Impressions - International Meetings of Young Musicians will be held from 29th June to 4th July, 2015.

  • Set your heading on Bydgoszcz

    This year the Bydgoszcz Water Festival ‘Ster na Bydgoszcz 53°N, 18°E’ (‘Set your heading on Bydgoszcz 53°N, 18°E’) will be held between 19th and 21st  June on Mill Island in Bydgoszcz. It will be the 8th edition of the feast for enthusiasts of water activities organized by the City.

  • Powiat bydgoski

  • Go on a trip on a historical bus or tram

    For those who feel better on land than on water, Bydgoszcz offers trips by a historical, hundred year old tram, Herbrand or Red eNka made in the 1960s. Those who like the atmosphere of Communist Poland will enjoy a ride by “Ogórek” (cucumber), which is our immortal bus Jelcz 043.

do góry

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