The Mill Island in Bydgoszcz
However, it is the water, footbridges, historic red-brick tenement houses reflected in the rivers, and the greenery, including old chestnut trees, that create the unique atmosphere of the island. Mill Island is now a thriving spot that the city is turning into its own museum district, with popular destinations like the Modern Art Gallery and Archeology Museum drawing regular visitors. Now that the island’s museums are open and running, the city is focusing its improvements on the outdoor space. Visitors wandering around Mill Island will experience several exciting new additions, the first of which is a bustling playground. Stroller parking is abundant, and locals are taking advantage of this scenic play space regularly. Also worth mentioning are the spruced-up quayside and well-landscaped gardens, and the city of Bydgoszcz should take the number of leisurely nappers on the island’s many new benches as a high compliment.