- Stadium name: Bydgoszcz Stadium
- City: Bydgoszcz
Unique museums, breathtaking architectural designs side-by-side with Art Nouveau buildings, international festivals and the water, with its trams, boats and other vessels that entice and welcome one and all to have a ride and admire the city. It's all there in Bydgoszcz, a city not to be missed.
The Brda River, flowing through the city, is fringed by many tourist spots, appreciated by holidaymakers and locals alike, as it not only offers a chance to have a romantic stroll along its banks, but also to see a lot of advanced hydrotechnical objects.
Undoubtedly, one of the defining aspects of the city are the countless sporting events held there, such as Triathlon Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz Water (swimming competition), Great Rowing Regatta, or a combination of water and music festivals, i.e. River of Music, or Bydgoszcz Water Festival, just to name a few. Once more it's the water that brings them all to life. Should you not fancy live music, why not head hop in a canoe or a water-bike and enjoy the river at your own pace.
As mentioned before, Bydgoszcz is a city that, apart from culture, is usually associated with sports. The city is the hub of a range of sports clubs and institutions that are well known throughout Poland and all over the world. Various sports facilities such as the regatta course in Brdyujscie, Luczniczka Sports Hall and the Zawisza Track and Field Stadium have witnessed many historic sporting events. This is the home city and a training location of many great champions throughout Poland, Europe, and the world, including winners at the Olympic Games.
The following events took place in Bydgoszcz during the last few years: IAAF World U-20 Championships (held two times—the only city in the world to do so), UEFA EURO U-21 Championship, European Athletics U-23 Championships, FIBA European Basketball Championships (both women and men), FIVB Volleyball World League, FIVB Volleyball World Championship, Speedway Grand Prix (numerous editions over the years), Speedway World Cup, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the Great Rowing Regatta and numerous running events, World Wrestling U-23 Championships. The European Athletics Team Championships will also take place in Bydgoszcz in 2019.
When tired of fitness and sports, you can venture out for some sightseeing and stroll along the city to see both the antique (Polish Post Office building, Fara or Klaryski Churches) and the modern (Glass Granary Building, the Opera House or the Marina). Those tired of the water but who are inquisitive and are looking to learn can head for one of the many museums, offering a wide variety of exhibitions, from the history of the city (the Old Granary), to the one and only Exploseum, the Soap and Dirt History Museum or one of the art galleries dotted around the Old Town.
Surely music and film festivals also appeal to all culture-vultures, to name just the few: Camerimage International Film Festival, Bydgoszcz Opera Festival, Premiere Festival, Bydgoszcz Music Festival, Drums Fusion, Chamber Music Festival, Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis, Animocje International Animated Film Festival.
Access to Bydgoszcz has been facilitated thanks to a convenient railway and air connections, and a rich hotel and restaurant offering will satisfy even the most sophisticated of tastes.