Lodz is the third-largest city in Poland with a very in-depth history. Lodz was known as a ghetto established by the Nazi German authorities. Jewish settlers first made home to Lodz in the late 1700s and the number increased gradually over time. This city is under 100 miles away from Warsaw making it a great destination for a road trip.
What to See and Do
This museum in Lodz occupies 3 major buildings from the past, an old factory, a former coach house building and a former stable which today houses workshops. The museum is the only museum in Poland that focuses on preserving exhibits that are related to film culture, art and technique. A great day’s worth of adventure and information on the history of great works, under multiple historical, and now one roof.
The museum has a vivid history and you can learn more about it here.
Central Museum of Textiles
The official museum was founded under the name Museum of the History of Textiles and was renamed 15 years later to the Central Museum of Textiles. The museum is rightly named and positioned in Lodz, the centre of Poland’s textile industry. You can delve into the fashion industry and attend the regularly organised fashion exhibition, the International Triennial of Tapestry.
Izrael Poznański’s Palace
The history of this palace goes back to 1860s. With a transformation taking place during 1888 to 1903. The architects transformed this palace into a neo-renaissance and neo-baroque style residence. The palace has been the set for many films in Poland, most famously the screen adaptation of Reymont’s novel, released by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda.
Lodz being such a powerhouse to the structure of Poland, soaked in history and proving to be the centre of the arts in Poland, you can find flights to this lovely destination starting from as little as £20 one way or £40 return. Right now, you can get these amazing prices for the beginning of Autumn.
Many hostels are dotted around Poland, and Lodz is no exception, with hostels providing accommodation from as little as £7 per night, you can save a lot if you simply want a place to rest your head. Saving you the money to spend more on creating memories.
Finding a place to rest your head in the average 4* hotels in Lodz comes around £40-70 per night. May rooms come with breakfast included meaning you can wake up and get your morning fill before you set out on your daily adventures to discover new treasures and hidden gems.
Poland, known for their high percentage beers and sausages, it is also the origins of bagels. Bagels became widespread and popular throughout Europe during the migration of Polish Jews. Polish cuisine is rich in meat, especially chicken, pork and beef.
Enjoy the food of the polish in many local restaurants with beef steaks for as little as £12 or 59PLN.
Click here for the menu for Restauracja Staropolska.
MPK are the providers of buses in Lodz, and they have recently made it clear that they will be rolling out solar powered buses. This is a step in the direction of a more sustainable future for Poland and the planet.
You can find out more information about MPK buses, their lines and even plan your journey here.
To read more information about the Solaris buses, you can click here.
It is the largest forest complex belonging to Łódź. A great place for hiking and biking. There are many trails with different difficulty and length. Horse riding enthusiasts can enjoy horseback riding on the grounds offered by the Equestrian club located there. The historic chapels of St. George are located here. Rocha, Antoni and the monastery of the Franciscan Fathers, where you can stock up on spring water.
You can get season tickets from MIGAWKA’s official website where they offer a variety of passes, starting from weekend tickets to annual tickets. There are discounted rates for students and pupils, as well as those aged over 65. These passes entitle you to use public transport with unlimited use.
Click here to find out more.
Visit the farmers market in Lodz and get all your ingredients locally sourced. They provide fresh daily produce and enable you to choose from quality groceries all at local prices. Perfect for getting a feel for the polish cuisine and traditional cooking style.
The best intercity rail is Polrail. They can get you from A to B comfortable and also provide an online platform where you can purchase your tickets. Not only do they enable you to book online, they also provide e-tickets making the process of acquiring your tickets as simple as tapping on the screen of your smartphone.
Check out Polrail and plan your intercity travels here.