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Bydgoski Channel

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Address: ul. Nowogrodzka 3, Bydgoszcz 85-208, Poland
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+48 693 765 075
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Water from the Vistula River for a coal canal

During the heoight of the industrial revolution in Europe, (mid-19th century) all industries were powered by water or steam. Those industries that used steam needed coal to heat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert F
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the heoight of the industrial revolution in Europe, (mid-19th century) all industries were powered by water or steam. Those industries that used steam needed coal to heat the water. The river network in Poland carried the bulk of the coal form the south to the north and west. The people of Bydgoszcz built the Channel, sluice and locks to... More 

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Inchture, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good for a walk and quite interesting things to see along it. You can see a lot of money has been spent on this area with a good bit of history to take in along the way.

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Thank Fergus H
New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

To make it more complicated for the outsider there is Old Bydgoszcz Canal and the New Bydgoszcz Canal. The whole system of canals is a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe. Most of Old Canal disappeared after the controversial decision during the Socialist Era to fill it in. But there is still plenty of canal system left. It is fascinating... More 

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1 Thank podrozniczka60
Wroclaw, Poland
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Very nice place to go and take some pictures if the weather is fine. The underwater weeds have a beautiful emerald colour on fine days, very nice :).

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1 Thank Ashika-pl
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful time riding bikes along the canal and on another day we walked along the canal there incredibly well kept up green spaces nice gravel walkway so either with the nice offer old shoes or a bicycle is a great thing to do when you're in Bydgoszcz.

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

If you have some time to spend to walk around and sightseeing, you should go around channel and enjoy!

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1 Thank majkks
Bydgoszcz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Calm and charming place, just outside the city centre. Good place for a date, walk with children or friends. Maybe not the best place to go during the night - dark.

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Thank Adrian K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Day or evening the channal is a nice place to get some fresh air. Nice paths on the side which are used by all categories. Runners, families, youth and elders walking thir dogs. Felt safe and welcoming. Some places are a bit dark in the evening as not all lights are functioning.

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Thank Erik W
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

You should definitely go there to spend some time. Beautiful area, water, trees and very nice water tram.

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Bydgoszcz
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is one of the most engaging walks in Bydgoszcz. The canal itself was in active use until the 1910's. It hasn't been used since as a waterway. It was built in the last quarter of the eighteenth century as part of a network of canals and rivers linking Bydgoszcz to as far afield as Berlin. Starting from The Grunwaldska... More 

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