Bydgoszcz is one of the ten largest cities in Poland, and co-capital of Kuyavia-Pomerania with Torun. Situated on the Brda and Vistula rivers, Bydgoszcz is noted for its culture, architecture, and educational opportunities. A large college town, it is home to Casimir the Great University and the Nicolaus Copernicus University Medical College, among other schools. A regional cultural epicenter, Bydgoszcz is home to an opera house called Opera Nova, as well as the Pomeranian Philharmonic symphony orchestra. Don`t miss a chance to tour historic Mill Island, located on the Bydgoszcz Canal which connects the Brda River to the Elbe and the Rhine. The half-timber granaries along Grodzka Street, the most famous street in the Old Town, are considered synonymous with the city. Elsewhere, the heavy concentration of neo-Gothic, neo-Baroque and neo-Classical buildings earned the city the nickname of `Little Berlin`.