Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), Bydgoszcz

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Historic Walking Area
Mill Island is an historic area located in Bydgoszcz Old Town, covering approximately 6.5 ha: it is today a place with cultural and recreational facilities, surrounded by Brda river and its branch. The island received the 2012 Certificate of Best Tourist Attraction by Polish Tourist Organisation.LocationThe island is situated between Brda river and its leat branch, west of the Old Market, in Bydgoszcz Old Town. Only one road runs through the island, Mennica street, whose name derives from "mennica", "mint" in polish: a royal mint demolished in the 19th century operated there from 1594 to 1688. Mennica street connects the Old Market to the mills on the island, and extends to Focha street, running along the causeway connecting Mill Island with water locks.CharacteristicsMill Island is one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Bydgoszcz, thanks to its picturesque features: long waterfronts, locks and dams, canal waterfall, greenery and buildings frontages on waterfront (nicknamed "Venice of Bydgoszcz"). Its location in the Old Town district is a symbol of the close symbiosis between Bydgoszcz city and the river-and-canals network, the Bydgoszcz Floodway (("Opera Nova").Island intersected two canals: The "Międzywodzie (between waters) kanal", a historic watercourse, renovated in 2007; The "Grain channel", west of Rother's Mills, pierced in the 18th century.The leat river flows around the island and joins Brda river through two weirs, "Jaz Farny" and "Jaz Ulgowy", and a fish ladder.
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  • Highly recommended, beautiful spot to chill with friends, family or children. Would go there any time.  more »
  • The island houses several interesting museums, as well as a couple of nice restaurants. It has been well restored during the last 10 - 20 years according to the locals. In any case it is well worth a ...  more »
  • Mill's Island is the place where you can spend the whole afternoon during spring and summer. You can lay on the grass for a picnic, to study, or simply enjoy time with your friends... It's for this re...  more »