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Bydgoszcz - Poland's Great Secret


billie  
24 Aug 2007 /  #1
Hey... what is it with Bydgoszcz? Seems like Poland's best kept secret. I just read a English magazine article (in hidden europe) that makes Bydgoszcz sound hipper than Liverpool, more beautiful than Paris, sexier than Sopot and cooler than Krakow.

Bydgoszcz is a gritty sort of place. You'll still scuff your shoes on the dust as you walk through town on the footpath that hugs the bank of the Brda river. But Bydgoszcz is all the better for having never quite been tamed.

hiddeneurope.co.uk/article_info.php?articles_id=399 - It's in the September 2007 issue of the mag and on their website.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
24 Aug 2007 /  #2
you are being misled - or you are trying to mislead us
Bydgoszcz Girl  
24 Aug 2007 /  #3
Nothing wrong with Bydgoszcz at all. Great nightclubs, Poland's best bit of street art (in the Crossing the River sculpture - on the Brda in the middle of town). Lively. Even an airport!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
24 Aug 2007 /  #4
nothing wrong with bydgoszcz and it looks set to have a good future, but to say its hipper than Llverpool, more beautiful than paris, sexier than sopot and cooler than krakow is stretching the truth just a little i believe most would agree...

did you read the article?
daddy  
24 Aug 2007 /  #5
Neither Sopot nor Bydgoszcz stinks. Have You ever been to Sopot? ;s
cube 2 | 39  
24 Aug 2007 /  #6
Nothing wrong with Bydgoszcz at all. Great nightclubs, Poland's best bit of street art (in the Crossing the River sculpture - on the Brda in the middle of town). Lively. Even an airport!

Yes, have to agree with all of that, i have had lots of fun in Bydgoszcz...
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
24 Aug 2007 /  #7
Neither Sopot nor Bydgoszcz stinks. Have You ever been to Sopot? ;s

BubbaWoo and Sopot? What a strange idea. :P
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
24 Aug 2007 /  #8
gosh now theres a thought
Oscypek - | 107  
24 Aug 2007 /  #9
The town square is nice, and there are good places to eat.
Tatary  
25 Aug 2007 /  #10
I read the article and I think they've got it so very right. There is something special about Bydgoszcz. And they really catch the flavor of the place.... breakfast at Adam Sowa's, hanging out on the steps of the old Kaskada cafe, the monument in the square where the Jesuit church used to be, the post office. I love Bydgoszcz. Best bit in the Hidden Europe magazine article is when they talk about smalec. Anyway, I dream of the town on the Brda.
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Aug 2007 /  #11
Hey... what is it with Bydgoszcz? Seems like Poland's best kept secret. I

I am pleased to hear that it is one of Poland's little secrets and I for one will take legal action if necessary to protect everybody from the secret from ever getting out. Somehow Bydgoszcz reminds me of New York's night life, only in the case of Bydgoszcz at least at night you can not see the bloody rotten place! I do indeed know this town very well and quite franclly, it is

awful! A nasty horrible town with no soul whatsoever. Nasty dreary streets with by far the worst streets in Poland to drive on. I always knew when I got within the city's limits as my poor little car started to shudder. Very rarely did I visit such a God forsaken place in Poland and I have been to some real nasty pits but Bydgoszcz was by far the worst disappointment in my life.
Bydgoszcz-Fan  
26 Aug 2007 /  #12
The Women in Bydgoszcz are Incredibly Beautiful. It is Amazing!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Aug 2007 /  #13
lot of unregistered members singing the praises of bydgoszcz... what a coincidence,,,
Michal - | 1,865  
26 Aug 2007 /  #14
he Women in Bydgoszcz are Incredibly Beautiful. It is Amazing!

Actually, the girl I knew was quite nice there and in fact her friend was a real stunner! However, the town itself was dreary. I am sorry if I have offended any Bydgoszcz fan though. Obviously, I was talking about the streets and houses and the dirt not about the Polish young themselves.
lef 11 | 478  
27 Aug 2007 /  #15
Bydgoszcz is a lovely town, and is one of Polands best kept secrets, it beats places like Lodz hands down.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
27 Aug 2007 /  #16
well, almost any Polish town would beat £ódź, sorry to burst your bubble here... ;-)
anngie - | 5  
27 Aug 2007 /  #17
hey guys,
jsut wanted to ask...is it true there is no night life in Bydgoszcz?
I've heard that all the pubs and bars are closed early and there's nothing to do at night in Bydgoszcz...tell me it's not true! :-/
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
27 Aug 2007 /  #18
is it true there is no night life in Bydgoszcz?

Definately not true.
anngie - | 5  
27 Aug 2007 /  #19
Well then, tell me, when are the bars and pubs usually closed in Bydgoszcz?
And please name the ones worth to check ;)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
27 Aug 2007 /  #20
No idea. I was in Bydgoszcz only once years ago but there are pubs opened until late at night usually even in very small towns, so there can't be problems with such things in Bydgoszcz.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
27 Aug 2007 /  #21
i asked friends over the weekend if they thought bydgoszcz was poland's best kept secret... they all made funny little snorting noises and said thats funny...
Oscypek - | 107  
27 Aug 2007 /  #22
when are the bars and pubs usually closed in Bydgoszcz?

The clubs say open quite late...
lef 11 | 478  
27 Aug 2007 /  #23
well, almost any Polish town would beat £ódź, sorry to burst your bubble here...

Bydgoszcz is a lovely town, it hasn't been corrupted by English/Irish opportunist (yet)
No stag parties/no foreign low lifes morons using the place as a spiting place.
I would never live in lodz, although our Real Estate experts are setting it up as the new boom city. hmmmm
anngie - | 5  
28 Aug 2007 /  #24
ok here's another one: are there many foreigners in Bydgoszcz and what's the attitude of the locals towards them(especially if they look different)?

and once again, any places worth going in Bydgoszcz(clubs/bars/pubs)?
cube 2 | 39  
28 Aug 2007 /  #25
any places worth going in Bydgoszcz(clubs/bars/pubs)?

Kredens pub is the best bar / pub in Bydgoszcz, with great atmosphere and decor..... very good ;) or maybe a smaller place the called the Amsterdam pub.

breakfast at Adam Sowa's

yes fantastic breakfast ;)

what's the attitude of the locals

I have been there several times, never had any problems, very friendly open.... maybe not as many speak English as other parts of Poland, but its fine.... it made me practice my Polish more :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Aug 2007 /  #26
mother makes an extremely delicious gooseberry fool - are you perhaps related

I think not. I come from an old Irish lines of fruit fools. You may have heard of our family song:

"As I was coming over, The Cork and Berry Mountains......."
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Aug 2007 /  #27
aha... are you perhaps related to limerick man billy kelly... his first novel was called a fools fortune begins in ireland... a family history perhaps...?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Aug 2007 /  #28
are you perhaps related to limerick man billy kelly...

Sadly no. I wish I had some of his writing talent though. That novel is brilliant.
anngie - | 5  
28 Aug 2007 /  #29
cube
thanks for the info! :)
cube 2 | 39  
28 Aug 2007 /  #30
thanks for the info! :)

your very welcome :))

I've heard that all the pubs and bars are closed early and there's nothing to do at night in Bydgoszcz...tell me it's not true! :-/

Definately not true :))

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