Lodz Travel Guide

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Lodz Highlights

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     Good bars, nice parks and some fine art nouveau architecture from the 19th century 

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     need a little refreshment in center. 

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     Lodz is definately the best option towards Warsaw... 

Lodz Things to Do

  • Museum of the Factory

    "The Museum of the Factory is a place where you can discover the history of textile factory founded by Izrael Poznański in mid 19th century. In the times of its past glory the factory produced million of metres of cotton material. " from the Museum's website.Although, the exhibition is quite small, it is full of information and multimedia...

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  • Plac Wolnosci

    Plac Wolnosci or Freedom Square stands at one end of ulica Piotrkowska. Though it is called a square it is actually in the shape of an octagon. In the middle is a large roundabout with a statue of the freedom fighter Tadeusz Kosciuszko. To one side of the roundabout is an interesting underground museum of the Lodz sewer system. I noticed that at...

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  • Moses and the Ten Commandments

    At the top of Park Staromiejski stands a statue called the Ten Commandments. It stands in a purpose built walled area looking down on Lodz. It was presented to the City of Lodz in 1995 to commemorate the Jews of Poland and is by the artist Gustaw Zemla.

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  • The Old Market Square

    The Old Market Square is the oldest square in Lodz and dates back to medieval times. I have seen some old photographs from 100 years ago when this was the centre of the Jewish District with market stalls around the square. Demolition started of the area during and after WW2 and the building facades received a Social-Realist look. Though it is still...

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  • Alexander Nevsky Catherdal

    Alexander Nevsky 1220 – 1263 was a Russian who defended the country against a number of surrounding countries and saved the country against invasion. He was later canonised by the Eastern Orthodox Church. There are a number of Catherdals in different countries around the world that are named after Alexander Nevsky. In Poland there are Catherdals in...

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  • The Manhattan area of Lodz

    This area is called Manhattan for the obvious reason. It has a number of high rise buildings two of which are 78 metres in height. Built during the communist era in the 1980s they are different design to the normal grey blocks of flats that you normally see in Poland.

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  • Real Podhale restaurant in Lodz!

    Welcome to a highlander's cottage! Hand-painted glass pictures, sheaves of straw and the smiling farmer's wife greeting all the arriving guests. The exceptional charm, simplicity and exquisite cuisine of the Podhale region - these are the attributes of the in „Bacówka" which has enchanted the dwellers of Lodz since the first days of its presence in...

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  • Piwiarnia Warka

    Well, we ended up at the outdoor terrace of this pub/restaurant for some lunch after we didn't get served for ages in another restaurant.The service was attentive but didn't really speak any English but she went to get the girl from the bar who was helpful. I ordered a chicken filet with fries. All the local people only ordered a plate of fries...

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  • Perhaps the best Irish atmosphere in...

    It's one of the places where the real Irish pub atmosphere can be seen outside Ireland. I've been to many pubs in Ireland and when I want to experience the same here, in Lodz, Irish Pub is the obvious choice. True Irish beers, including Guinness and Kilkenny, live music every night and the dark Irish look'n'feel of the place does that for me. You...

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  • authentic kosher food

    There are a number of Jewish themed restaurants in Lodz, but just like in many other places in Poland, they are a bit "fake". Cafe Tuwim, named after the famous Polish-Jewish poet, is the only truly kosher restaurant in Lodz. No wonder - it is right next to the community center of the small Hassidic community of Lodz. The owner is a very friendly...

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  • Cafe @ the MANUFACTURA mall

    Manufactura is a mall located in the middle of Lodz, in restored factory buildings.It is great place to spend a day shopping, entertaining and enjoying nice food or something sweet.

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  • Sushi in Lodz

    Yes we went there and we tried, and we are happy that our polish friends can enjoy sushi in their own country......however on 10 point scale the quality and craft of the sushi we grade this restaurant only 5!We do give them a big + for trying to bring sushi to Poland!!!!

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Lodz Nightlife

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  • Black Music Night Fridays

    The Incognito club is special for its music, atmosphere and people the come there. The club is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm. On Fridays they play R & B, hip-hop, rap, dancehall and regaaeton music. On the other hand on Saturdays you can have fun and dance as much as you can to disco and dance music. Incognito is good place to go for every...

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  • Lodz's Best Pub

    Lodz Kaliska is a pub situated on Piotrkowska Street. It has a young, vibrant, cosmopolitan feel to the place. The pub consists of three floors and a balcony. The top floor has a dancefloor.It is open till 2 during the week and till 5 at the weekends. Beers are arounde 7PLN. None, thank god!

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  • One of the most vibrant places in the...

    Great, atmospheric bar where Lodz's international students hang out. On 45 Jaracza Street, off Piotrkowska. It's also one of Lodz's most beautiful buildings Forget it! Smart clothes are out of the question!

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Lodz Transportation

  • By bus from Lodz to Warsaw airport

    I inquired in the main tourist office on how to get to Warsaw airport. The easiest way is taking the direct bus which runs not very often but I was lucky. It took around 2,5 hours for the 135 km journey and only stopped a couple of times and was quite comfortable.It departs from the bus station in fron of the Lodz Fabryczna railway station and cost...

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  • Fabryczna Railway Station

    As Lodz has a central location in the country it has a number of passenger railway stations. The most central station is Fabryczna which has faster links with Warsaw but it is the end of the line. There is a link to Lodz Airport with the letter L bus, but it is an infrequent service. The main coach station is also located at Fabryczna. The station...

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  • Kaliska Railway Station

    One of the main passenger railway stations in Lodz is Kaliska which was modernised in 1994. It provides connections to major cities in Poland mainly on the east west route, as well as Prague and Germany. Kaliska is served by the 65 bus from Lodz Airport. The station is located close to a major road junction and does not have much surrounding it but...

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Lodz Shopping

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  • Galeria Lodzka

    The award winning Galeria Lodzka has been open since 2002. It is close by to Piotrkowska Street and the mall is spread out over 3 floors. Besides the usual shops that you find in these shopping centres, the main reason I visited a number of times was the food court with a number of outlets to obtain a variety of different types of meals. Other...

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  • Manufaktura

    Manufaktura has the widest selection of shops, you can find upmarket ones such as Hugo Boss, Escada Sport, Lacoste but also the regular ones such as Zara, H&M, C&A. You can also find some other shops very local and very different such as the cigar shop, a typical bakery. You can all you need. Depends on you wallet

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  • jewelry for a good price

    Silver is cheap in Lodz and in Poland in general. Go to the markeds in the centre and you'll probably by them all (like I almost did) depends on how much you're willing to buy

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Lodz Local Customs

  • Unusual name for a shop

    On my travels I find it amusing how words can have different meanings in different languages. As I was wandering around Lodz I spotted this notice board outside of a ladies clothes shop in a run down area of the city. I wondered if the local patrons and owner of the shop had any idea of the meaning of this sign in English.

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  • problems in communication

    if you're shopping for Silver or souveniers in Lodz it can be quite difficult to communicate with the locals unless you know some Polish or maybe som Russian. even though they know you dont understand them they will still speak Polish. So I would advice you to bring a pointing boook for turists to get what you vant (Especially if you want something...

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  • Many famous directors,...

    Many famous directors, actresses, actors and other people involved in both theatre and movie productions finished the Film School in Lodz. Some of the internationally acclaimed movie directors include Agnieszka Holand ('Europa, Europa,' 'Secret Garden'), Krzysztof Kieslowski (Trilogy 'White,' 'Red,' 'Blue'), Andrzej Wajda (received an Oscar), Oscar...

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Lodz Warnings and Dangers

  • All dangers of Lodz

    The fans of Widzew and LKS are no danger to you, unless you say you like/ dislike one of the teams or have a scarf or t-shirt with teams symbols on you (which can be bought in a store for tourists).Piotrkowska is NOT dangerous at all in the evening as well as at night. There are cameras and police patrols on every corner. It's actually the safest...

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  • Football Rivalry

    Lodz has two major football teams, Widzew (pron. Vidzev) and LKS. The fans of these two teams tend to dislike each other and often fight when the two teams meet. Beware of Piotrkoska and surrounding areas when these two teams are playing against each other. It is also worth checking at the local tourist information office when these two teams play...

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  • Lairy, Pissed Up Yobboes

    Although Lodz has a good nightlife, walking down Piotrkowska at night can be dangerous, as gangs of thugs often threaten men walking on their own at night. If in doubt, flag down a taxi or rickshaw. There are some police about, but it seems there are hardly enough.

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Lodz Tourist Traps

  • Posnanski Palace

    I disagree that this museum is a tourist trap. We visit it with vacationing guests. The layout is superb, it is a wonderful example of European elegance. The room displays are awesome. The attendants are courteous and helpful. It is now part of the Manufactura Complex. Special exhibits make return visits especially enjoyable.

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  • Canine extravaganza

    There are definitely too many dogs in Poland. In Lodz we have c. 60 thousand of them (1 for 13 inhabitants). Every day they 'produce' about 12 tonnes of waste in the city. The problem is made worse by the fact that there are no adequate 'canine laws' which would impose fines upon dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs. So don't look up at...

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Lodz Off The Beaten Path

  • Europe's Largest Jewish Cemetry

    Visit Lodz's Jewish cemetry on Bracka street. It is said that it is the largest of its kind and has over 250,000 graves of jews including Lodz's Poznanski. Furthermore, you can visit this trip on the part of a ghetto tour of the city. You can find more information at the tourist information or at this website. Entrance to the cemetry is four...

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  • Check out the old mills!

    Lodz has many old mills that are currently being regenerated to create more galleries and shopping complexes. This one is near Poznanski's Palace and is the sie of the new Manufaktura complex, which will be open in late 2005. This complex will consist of a hotel, museums and a huge shopping centre. The foreign investment will help the city develop....

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  • Chill out in Lodz's green city park

    Lagiewniki Woods is Lodz's essential lungs to the city. It has lots of square miles for people to go cross-country skiing, ride paddle boats, or just simply relax. If you come to lodz, then Lagiewniki woods is an absolute must for those who need a breath of fresh air. You can get here by the Number 3 tram from Zachodnia Street, heading north. Ask...

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  • Very easy to buy things.

    In Lodz, is very easy to buy things. There are lots of small shops, better of kiosks, in which you can buy what you want: paper, cigarette, cold or hot drinks, fruits, vegetables, bread and so on.Even if it seems closed, try to open!

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  • Go to the main Square in town...

    Go to the main Square in town & eat in the Bars & Restaurants there, very good value! Nice posh hotel in the middle of town where they do excellent cakes! Also visit the Russian Markets, brilliant bargins to be found but remember to 'best price' barter! Spending the day having a picnic in a nice park!

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