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. TeH2O is an industrial thematic trail that unites the history of 15 organically water-centred places in Bydgoszcz. Each story unites the tales of the Bydgoszcz craftsmen, entrepreneurs and city activists with the city growth. The city potential is always brought up by its people. The following sites are on the route: 1) The Exploseum; 2) The Granaries on the Brda; 3) Mill Island; 4) The Bydgoszcz Canal 5) Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, 6) The Waterworks Museum in Bydgoszcz - the Water Tower; 7) Museum of Photography at the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz; 8) The local brewery; 9) The Pharmacy Museum; 10) The Sebastian Malinowski Museum of the Bydgoszcz Canal; 11) The Waterworks Museum in Bydgoszcz – Historic Pump Room; 12) The bindery at the regional public library in Bydgoszcz; 13) The Municipal Gasworks; 14) The Woodworking Machinery Factory; 15) Lemara barge.
The name of the Trail - TeH2O – accentuates T as in technology, H as in History and O as in Opening Up for the Past (to a T). The taming of water as an element forms the phenomenon of the Bydgoszcz industrial heritage. Bydgoszcz is a city on the water, a city of the water with its transportation route, a city of water with the energy source, a city of the water with the component in the production process. As a flagship of Bydgoszcz’s tourism, the industrial heritage meets the goals: raising awareness of Bydgoszcz as an attractive destination for industrial tourism and increasing the pride of residents in the holistic role of their city in the history of Poland and Europe.