The Crest of Bydgoszcz
The crest of Bydgoszcz is recorded in the City’s Statute: “In a white field, there is a red crenellated city wall, with a gate and three keeps, with the central one being higher and bigger. In each keep, one can see an arched window, whereas keep roofs are blue with golden balls. On the ball of the middle keep, there is a golden wind direction indicator turned to the right side. A gate with a lifted golden portcullis is seen in the wall. The right gate wing is open, and the gate opening is silver. The gate wings are blue and ferrules are golden.”
In the collections of the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz, one can find a municipal seal from ca. the 16th century, which belongs to the oldest historical items of this type in Poland! It depicts a crenellated city wall, a half-opened gate, and three keeps.