Lodz - an industrial city built from the ground up as a textile manufacturing hub, where old factory buildings, now past their industrial splendor, get a new life. Lodz is a city of contrasts which intrigues almost at every step. It is full of factories and, at the same time, it is very green. Lodz dazzles with the lavishness of factory owners’ palaces and astonishes with artistic installations.
Lodz is a creative city, a city of festivals such as: Light Move Festival or Lodz of Four Cultures Festival. It is located in the very heart of Poland, at the crossing of two main highways.
Lodz is also a crucial educational and cultural centre. There are 6 schools at the university level including the highly regarded Film School.
Lodz is a thriving center of academic life. Currently Lodz hosts three major state-owned universities, six higher education establishments operating for more than a half of the century, and a number of smaller schools of higher education. The tertiary institutions with the most students in Lodz include:
• Lodz University of Technology (Politechnika Łódzka) located in an old factory building, today covering nearly 200,000 sq. meters in over 70 separate buildings with more than 17,000 students.
• Medical University of Lodz (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi) - It is the largest teaching hospital unit in Poland and a European research center.
• University of Lodz (Uniwersytet Łódzki) – With famous graduates such as: Andrzej Sapkowski, fantasy writer, best known for his book series, The Witcher and Paweł Edelman, cinematographer.
• National Film School in Lodz (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi) with famous graduates such as: Roman Polanski (director) and Andrzej Wajda (director).
• Academy of Music in Lodz (Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyna i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi)
• Strzemiński Academy of Art Lodz (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Wł. Strzemińskiego w Łodzi)
Lodz is popular for its specific industrial ambience, interesting architecture and friendly atmosphere. It is the third largest Polish city, and has its own unique atmosphere. It is also sometimes known as the Polish Manchester due to its size and the fame of the textile industry that developed there in the 19th century. A visit to Lodz will undoubtedly leave you with memorable impressions and a better understanding of Poland.
Lodz BEST in TRAVEL 2019
Lodz has been named one of the best and most attractive places for travel lovers to visit. The city has been recognized in a prestigious and anticipated by tourists list of Lonely Planet Best in Travel. This ranking includes destinations worth visiting in the coming year 2019, taking into account both quality and price.
Lodz (pronounced woodge) takes the 2nd place on the worldwide list TOP VALUED DESTINATIONS 2019 in the biggest campaign of British Travel Publishing – Lonely Planet including 10 countries, 10 regions, 10 cities and 10 most valued destinations.