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About Lodz

Lodz is the third largest city in Poland. It is situated in the center of the country, which makes it an ideal starting point for traveling. The city itself is also worth visiting because of its interesting history, beautiful 19th century architecture and plenty of unique museums. Its city centre, with the famous Piotrkowska Street, also has lots to offer: restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs and art galleries.

The history of Lodz dates back to the 15th century. However the real, dynamic development came at the beginning of 19th century with the decision to support the textile industry in Lodz. Many Polish, German, Russian and Jewish investors opened big factories in our city, which attracted workers from the whole country to settle down here. The mixture of cultures and languages existing together for such a long time created the special atmosphere of Lodz, described often as “a city of four cultures”.

Lodz is the third largest city in Poland. It is situated in the center of the country, which makes it an ideal starting point for traveling. The city itself is also worth visiting because of its interesting history, beautiful 19th century architecture and plenty of unique museums. Its city centre, with the famous Piotrkowska Street, also has lots to offer: restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs and art galleries.

The history of Lodz dates back to the 15th century. However the real, dynamic development came at the beginning of 19th century with the decision to support the textile industry in Lodz. Many Polish, German, Russian and Jewish investors opened big factories in our city, which attracted workers from the whole country to settle down here. The mixture of cultures and languages existing together for such a long time created the special atmosphere of Lodz, described often as “a city of four cultures”.

Lodz is often called a “cinema city”, as it used to be the center of film production in Poland, and many important films were made there. We have a prestigious Film School recognized all over the world along with “Se-Ma-For” – a dynamically developing animation studio. Our city also hosts one of the biggest and most prestigious film festivals: International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography - “Camerimage”.