Information about Lodz
Lodz is a remarkable city - worth stopping here for a long time to immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere and experience an unforgettable adventure!
Lodz, the former textile industry empire, today is a city of unique palaces, villas and nineteenth-century textile factories. The city of art festivals, openings, exhibitions, and exciting music events. It's a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of the 20th century office buildings and production halls transformed into a modern, stylish objects. Lodz constitutes a good example of advanced revitalization processes with Europe’s famous Manufaktura among many. A few years back, architects and designers brought back to life this historic industrial complex of Izrael Poznański and changed it into modern trade, entertainment, culture and recreation centre.
Lodz for the weekend
Begin your exploration of the city in the heart of Lodz, Piotrkowska Street with an almost endless selection of restaurants, cafes and bars along its 5 km lenght. A "must see" is OFF Piotrkowska Center, the new project which gathers creative industries in one place: music clubs, restaurants, fashion studios, concept stores, showrooms and coffeehouses. Then you can jump to the rickshaw, which will take you to the massive Poznanski's palace situated on the corner of Zachodnia and Ogrodowa street. The next important place is Manufaktura, one of the biggest shopping and restaurant center in Poland. It's a stunning example of modern architectural preservation and re-purposing of a historic site. 20 ha of surface includes, among others, a Market with colorful fountains – a place, which hosts festivals, concerts and outdoor events, restaurants, over 300 shops, discos, a bowling alley, a climbing wall and a multiplex cinema.
Lodz, city of festivals
Without any doubt, Lodz can be called a city of festivals. World-famous designers and powerful fashion houses, such as: Kenzo, Prada or Gucci, as well as young fashion designers from Lodz meet twice a year during the biggest fashion event in the country – FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland. Each year, the city hosts several cyclical events of international importance. Fotofestiwal – an International Festival of Photography awakes strong interest of critics, artists and the most important authorities. The programme of International Festival of Comics and Games is composed of drawing workshops and scenario workshops, as well as numerous exhibitions and meetings. Explorers Festival should be recommended to the fans of extreme sports, mountains and travel. During the Light Move Festival you can admire illuminated by color lights buildings and multimedia projections displayed on their walls. Each year, the most famous events: Lodz Design Festival, Se-ma-for Film Festival, Lodz of Four Cultures Festival, International Festival of Music Producers Soundedit.
Lodz, city of Street Art
Urban Forms Gallery is a permanent street art exhibition in a public space in Lodz. As for now, it consists of 30 large format paintings, murals, created directly on the side wall elevations of buildings placed in the city centre. They form an artistic trail open to everyone: citizens and tourists.
Lodz, city of big events
The Atlas Arena is the biggest sports and entertainment venue in Poland. Facility is adapted to host 13,806 spectators, in 2014 there were organised Volleyball World Championship.
Lodz also constitutes a good example of advanced revitalization processes with Europe’s famous Manufaktura among many. A few years back, architects and designers brought back to life this historic industrial complex of Izrael Poznański and changed it into modern trade, entertainment, culture and recreation centre. Nowadays the biggest challenge for the city is the revitalization process of historic thermal power plant EC-1 together with modernization of the area which is to become a New Centre of Lodz.