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Water Tower in Bydgoszcz

In 1900, on the hill known today as Gen. Henryk Dąbrowski Hill, which is the highest site in relation to the water intake in Las Gdański (Gdańsk Forest) the water tower (designed by Franz Marschal) was opened. It played an important role in the modern waterworks system of Bydgoszcz.

This slightly squat, cylindrical tower houses a compensation reservoir, which for 90 years guaranteed proper water pressure in the mains, making sure that in the hours of increased consumption of water, it would be available to consumers without any problems. The tower received a neo-Gothic brick façade, highlighted with plaster details. The architect of this industrial facility (45 metres high) added a public lookout terrace to it, which was a great attraction. It offered a view of the whole city. Unfortunately, the terrace was closed after 1945. It was only reopened in 2012, after completion of renovation and adaptation works related to turning the Water Tower into one of the buildings of the Museum of Waterworks (the second part of the Museum is located in the Historical Pump Room at 242 Gdańska Street). Inside, we find an exhibition recounting the history of the local waterworks and sewers. There is a collection of documents, photographs, old bathroom and toilet accessories, and even pieces of wooden pipes coming from the first local waterworks dating from the 16th century, excavated during archaeological works.

Bydgoszcz seen from the Water Tower

After touring the industrial exhibition, we can take a narrow, winding staircase to access the lookout terrace, which offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of Bydgoszcz. There are several telescopes mounted on the railing, offering a more detailed view of the city.
The Henryk Dąbrowski Park stretches at the foot of the tower. All distinct tall buildings of the Bydgoszcz cityscape can be seen above the tree tops.

Opening hours:
From Monday to Thursday: from 11.00 until 16.00
Saturday from 13.00 until 17.00
Sunday from 13.00 until 17.00,
Friday -closed
Last admission one hour before closing time.
The November Special price: 5 zł

For children and students admission is free, ticket costs 5 zł, reduced 2 zł (retired people and students), family 10 zł (parents + at least one child); groups (10 visitors) - 2 zł per person. It is possible to arrange a private photo session.
One ticket entitles you to visit two facilities at 242 Gdańska Street (Historic Water Pump Hall) and at 1 Filarecka Street (Water Tower).Ticket is valid 24h.

Deluge Fountain, Bydgoszcz, fot. R.Sawicki One of the must-have photographs of one’s stay in Bydgoszcz is a photo at the “Deluge” Fountain, which stands in Kazimierz Wielki Park, in the proximity of Wolności Square. This impressive fountain, made by Ferdinand Lepcke, was erected on this site in 1904, in the then garden of the Bydgoszcz District Government.

Casimir the Great Monument

Casimir the Great Monument by Mariusz Białecki was unveiled in the New Market in the 660 anniversary of granting Bydgoszcz with civic rights by Casimir the Great. The monumental sculpture presents the king on a horse with the civic rights document

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Mill Island, Bydgoszcz

They say that back in the day when the mint on Mill Island was in operation, gold and silver that was meant to be minted into coins was being stolen by the poor people working there.

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