This is one of the few Polish cities that you don’t read about or hear about because one, no one knows where is it and two, it’s impossible to pronounce since it’s in Polish. The city has changed hands between the Polish, Polish-Lithuanians, Teutonic Knights, Prussia, Germany, and Polish/Soviets throughout its history that its German name was Bromberg. Due to its location being on the western side of the Vistula River probably meant that even the Romans might have even extended the empire that far by using the Vistula River as the border between them and the barbarians (even though some of the Germanic tribes were also considered barbarians).
And many years later, it was very possible that even the Mongols might have traveled this far up north and west into Poland as they’ve made several invasions into Poland. It was only by the announcement of Ogedei Khan’s death which spared Polish lands from being completely overrun and sent into the depths of absolute ravage and destruction. Every time a Mongol leader died, all the leadership were to return back to Mongolia to elect the new Khan. It was only through the death of an invading nation’s leader that prevented complete annexation and invasion or at least forced servitude to the Mongol Khan.
I have to admit that there isn’t much about this city that makes it super great because all these wars and battles have ravaged throughout the area’s history, but there is one good thing about this area – great restaurants. Some of the best restaurants around the old market square or by the Brda River or both.
Tip: The two best restaurants that come to mind are near Bydgoszcz’s central square: Memo and King Fu. Memo is a great restaurant that serves high-class quality food that ranges from old-fashioned Polish food to fusion. King Fu is an Asian/Sushi restaurant that despite being inland, the place serves great food especially the sushi.