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Sculptures on Piotrkowska Street

Shleiber Palace - now famoust Polish filmschool

Poznanski old textile factory

Exhibition at Manufactura shopping center

Łódź, the largest city in Poland, aside from Warsaw, is a cultural phenomenon and a fascinating place inhabited by distinguished artists, scientists and industrialists. It is a modern city deeply rooted in tradition. A city of the multicultural heritage of Poles, Germans, Jews and Russians; A city of the industrial revolution, of the steam engine and the electrical era; the city housing the world-famous Modern Art Museum (Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej) and the Lodz Film School (Łódzka Szkoła Filmowa). Łódź…a city of creative energy which vibrates with the pulse of our modern era.

From the 19th century Łódź has been the Promised Land for many nations: Poles, Germans, Jews and Russians. Among them were many great industrialists, merchants, bankers, architects and writers who all had their part in building this modern city. Traces of this unique heritage can be still seen in the many examples of fine sacral and residential architecture. Lodz has also two important cemeteries - Europe´s biggest Jewish cemetery and the old Lodz necropolis (Stary Cmentarz near Ogrodowa Street) which contains beautiful Art Nouveau tombs and sculptures. The multicultural aspect of Lodz is today reflected in the annual Festival of the Four Cultures, held in September.

Lodz is famous for its industrial architecture. In the 1830´s German weavers and cloth makers came to the city in great numbers. They have left priceless reminders of technical and urban history: factories and the haughty residences of the manufacturers, power and communication machinery, historic tenements, three Evangelical churches, theatres and schools.

The powerful textile empires created by industrialists have survived to this day and are used as the foundations of various institutions. Poznanski´s Palace is a seat of the Museum of the History of Lodz and one of his villas is the seat of the Academy of Music or the Musem of the History of Art, in which the oldest in Poland collection of modern art can be seen. The industrialists´ residences are testimony to the fortune of Lodz´s industrial class.

City within the city

One of the most interesting monuments of the industrial age in Łódź is Księży Młyn, built in the 1870´s. This city within a city, connected by a private railway network, is comprised of residential houses, factory buildings, spinning mills, warehouses, workers´ houses, a hospital, a school, shops, a sports park and a power station. The massive red brick walls, mighty towers, monumental gates and chimneys are the symbols of the 19th century´s Industrial Revolution - Księżny Młyn remains one of the magnificent monuments to European industrial culture.

Entertainment

The modern center of art, trade and entertainment, Manufaktura, has been created inside the former 'factory empire', built from characteristic red brick, once belonging to one of the most prominent owners of many industrial buildings, Izrael Poznanski. The form and the quality of the adaptation of the building, the functionality program and the interior aesthetics are highly regarded and have been nominated for the international MIPIM award in the trade center category. Manufaktura contains an IMAX cinema, restaurants, bowling alleys, a climbing wall, a museum and a number of boutiques and shops carrying name-brand goods.

The Karol Wilhelm Scheibler palace contains the only Museum of Cinematography in Poland. It has a collection of exhibits on the history of film technology and production. Naturally, many important film festivals take place in Łódź.

Piotrowska Street is the cultural centre of Łódź, the axis of 19th century development and a contemporary representative salon. Notable is the octagonal shaped Liberty Square (Plac Wolności).

There are numerous restaurants, artistic cellars and clubs and an endless gallery of shops and boutiques with clothes produced by well-known Polish and European designers. Piotrowska Street never falls asleep. When there´s no trade, there´s entertainment; when there´s no singing, there´s dancing. Many concerts, happenings, sports competitions and fairs take place along this street - the cultural salon of the city.

Education

For those who enjoy international cinema, the name ‘Filmówka´ or Łódź Film School evokes a smile and a word of respect. Among its hundreds of graduates are world famous directors, cameramen, actors, and distinguished Academy Award Laureates and winners of prestigious prizes in Cannes: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi.

Lodz University of Technology has over 20,000 students who study at nine faculties. The University has its own International Education Centre, where lectures and classes are conducted in English and French. This has contributed to making the institution an international training and exchange centre.

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Tarwinder
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I liked Lodz very much, due to its unique climate . I vas in this city only for 5 day and I have a great memories of this time . I stopped at the Raymont Hotel http://hotelewam.co.uk/653-hotel-reymont-lodz.html from Hotele Wam Group and even it was very nice.
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