Water Tram in Bydgoszcz
The Bydgoszcz Water Tram is perceived as an element of the city public transport, and at the same time is a major tourist attraction. The popularity of this means of transport can be evidenced by numbers: 1570 hours of cruising a year with 40 thousand people carried. The trip on a water tram can start at Rybi Rynek (Fish Market). From there you can head off in two directions: towards Astoria or Tesco.
Direction Rybi Rynek – Tesco: the most significant buildings at this main riverside square Rybi Rynek – are the 18th century granaries with their traditional half timbered constructions. The beauty of these buildings, which presently serve as a museum, is emphasized by the neighbouring shape of the BRE Bank. These glass granaries designed constitute a symbol of an energetically developing city and are an icon of contemporary Polish architecture. Right beside this structure there is an enchanting red brick building designed in the Dutch mannerism style Lloyd’s Palace. The edifice was erected at the end of 19th century by a shipping trade entrepreneur Otto Liedke. On the other side of the river you can admire the monumental brick building of the Main Post Office, from the end of the 19th century. Once you pass under the first bridge – the Bernardynski Bridge you go past a palace on the Brda that used to be the seat of Bydgoszcz Rowing Association. Today it is a restaurant. In the vicinity of the last stop there is the luxurious hotel. The hotel is located in the renovated old buildings of the former Kentzer’s Mills. This facility from 1916 presents an example of the typical industrial architecture of 19t century Bydgoszcz. The cruise on the tram will end by the Tesco supermarket.