As you explore the nooks and crannies of the Old Town it is worth taking a moment to step into the tranquil interior of this Gothic church. If you happen to be wandering past at the right time of day you will hear the Hejnal, or Hymn to the Virgin Mary being played by a trumpeter from the Church tower four times a day.
When exploring the city you should take the opportunity to pass the "Man crossing the river" sculpture, an unusual work of art hovering in the air. This silver coloured man hangs on wires just across the river and is considered to be one of the main symbols of the city.
Make sure to be at the Old Town Square, Stary Rynek, at 1.13pm or 9.13pm to see the moving sculpture of Master Twardowski appear in one of the windows. The wizard and old folklore character Master Twardowski puts on an amusing show for about two minutes where he bows, waves and then disappears back behind the window.
Claimed to be one of the best restaurants in town, Stary Port tempts its guests with a cosy old Polish interior as well as the delicious Polish specialities. On the menu you can find grilled rack of lamb with garlic and basil, sander fillet with spinach and vegetables, homemade dumplings and much more.
Czarny Diament is one of the two restaurants at the Bohema Hotel & Spa. What makes this restaurant different and unique is that the dinner takes place in complete darkness. This restaurant is something out of the ordinary and a place for everyone who want a memorable gastronomic experience.
On the menu you will find pancakes of every kind, baked pancakes with cheese, potato pancakes, pancake with mozzarella, sweet pancakes and pancake with ice cream. Here they also serve soup, salads and other desserts like brownies. If you would like to have something to drink with your food and desserts they have hot drinks like coffee and tea or cold drinks like beer, wine and soft drink.
Paderewskiego Airport lies approximately 3 kilometres south of Bydgoszcz and it is one of the newest ones in Poland. The easiest way to get to the main terminal is by taxi. The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building. Bus number 80 operates daily between the Bydgoszcz Airport and the Railway Station. The journey takes about 15 minutes and the bus stops right outside the terminal building. For passengers arriving by train to the Railway Station in Bydgoszcz, bus number 80 is a good option for reaching the airport. The bus stops right outside the Railway Station building. A single ticket costs 4.40 PLN and a discounted ticket 2.20 PLN. www.zdmikp.bydgoszcz.pl If you want to rent a car there are several companies to choose between. A selection of these companies includes: Carnajm +48 880 215 115 www.carnajm.pl Avis Airport +48 52 375 38 08 Hertz Car Rental Bydgoszcz Airport +48 52 371 62 25 www.hertz.com.pl
Bydgoszcz is covered by an excellent public transport network which makes getting around quick and easy. A single-use bus or tram ticket costs around 3.20 PLN, while one valid for 24 hours costs 12 PLN and a 5 day ticket is 34 PLN. Children and students are eligible for a 50 percent discount, but must have student ID with them at all times when travelling.
You should not have the least problem in finding a taxi in Bydgoszcz. There are several companies offering these services around town, but you should take care not to accept offers from touts. By ordering a taxi by phone you will avoid unnecessary risks. The price per kilometre is approximately 2-3 PLN. Taxi Fordon +48 52 196 24 www.taxifordon.pl Radio Taxi "Non Stop" +48 52 196 26 www.nonstop.mtaxi.eu