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The history of Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz Mockup

Bydgoszcz appears for the first time in historical records on June 28, 1238. The Annal of the Chapter of Gniezno features the Bydgoszcz Castellan called Sulisław. Although the name “Bydgoszcz” is not mentioned, we know that the quoted Budegac is the city on the River Brda. Bydgoszcz, as a city protecting the crossing over the river, was founded most likely in the early 11th century in the area of the present Saint Andrew Bobola Church. A settlement outside the city walls developed in the south.

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J.D. Salinger in Bydgoszcz

fot. R.Sawicki

J.D. Salinger is an American author, best-known for his work, The Catcher in the Rye, published in 1951. However, long before he wrote the book that made him famous, he was just an ordinary student enjoying college and family life.

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2015 - The Year of Marian Rejewski

The Patron of Bydgoszcz in the year 2015 was Marian Rejewski as 2015 marked the 110th anniversary of this outstanding mathematician and cryptographer, who entered this world 16 August 1905 in Bydgoszcz – he lived with his parents at 6 Wilenskiej Street, where today there hangs a memorial plaque.

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General information

Bydgoszcz -  the capital of the kujawsko-pomorskie voivodeship, a city with three state universities and sixteen other universities and colleges. Since the time the city was granted municipal rights by king Casmir the Great in 1346, it has grown to the rank of a dynamically developing economic centre. The city is home to many international concerns that deal with the electrotechnical industry, telecommunications and banking, including Nokia, Tyco Electronics, Atos Origin and JP Morgan Chase.

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City ​​of culture

Polish Theatre

Part of the charm of Bydgoszcz lies in the fact that it still seems to be an undiscovered city – unexplored in terms of history, architecture and culture. And it is unexplored both for the residents and tourists.

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New Bydgoszcz tourist guide

Bydgoszcz is the capital of Kujawsko- Pomorskie Voivodeship and the eighth biggest city in Poland. It occupies part of the historical region of Kuyavia and is picturesquely located on the rivers Brda, Vistula, and the Bydgoszcz Canal.

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Contact

Bydgoskie Centrum Informacji

Bydgoszcz Information Centre (Tourist Information and Convention Bureau)

2 Batorego Street / 1 Niedzwiedzia Street; 85-104 Bydgoszcz

phone: +48 52 340 45 50

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City of Sport

Sport

Bydgoszcz is a city which, apart from culture, is usually associated with sports. The city is the seat of a range of sport clubs and institutions that are well known in Poland and all over the world. Various sports facilities such as the regatta course in Brdyujście, "Łuczniczka" sports hall and the "Zawisza" track and field stadium have witnessed many historic sport events. This is the home city and a training location of many great champions of Poland, Europe, the world, and winners at Olympic Games.

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2 Batorego street

tel. +48 52 340 45 50

bci@visitbydgoszcz.pl