Poland’s third largest city
Industrial Lodz (pronounced ‘wooj’) is often called ‘the Manchester of Poland’ for its historic links with the textile industry. Today, Poland’s second largest city is a serious and businesslike place where Soviet era architecture jostles with grand historic buildings, and a blossoming film industry is taking root. Go, and be a pioneer.
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|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 19.9°C
The Museum Sztuki has a fine collection of 20th Century art. As one of the first galleries of its type in the world, it’s has plenty of time to build up an admirable collection, particularly of modern art from Poland.
Must eat at:
US director David Lynch is said to be particularly fond of Piotrkowska Klub 97 as a place to eat and drink. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, there’s even a tango club on Monday nights.
Must be there for:
Camerimage, in the last week in November, celebrates Lodz’s up-and-coming reputation in the movie world with a festival dedicated to the cinematographer’s art.
· Get off your feet and into a rickshaw. You can hire one on Piotrkowska Street for the princely sum of zl 2.5 per passenger.
· Shop, don’t drop. If you can’t find a rickshaw, a cab will do when you’re on Piotrkowsaka Street. At 4km, it’s said to be one to the longest shopping streets in the world.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Poland.