Lodz, Poland’s third largest city and a former textile industry stronghold, today is a center for modern technologies, a city of culture and grand events. It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of 20th century office buildings, production halls, culture and sporting facilities. Lodz is perfect for anyone wanting to get a glimpse of exciting, modern Poland, so come before it settles firmly on the tourist radar.
||City: 696,708 (2016)
Metropolitan Area: 1,428,600
||Polish Zloty (PLN)
||112 all-European emergency number
999 ambulance/ 998 fire/ 997 police
||Gazeta Wyborcza (Daily Polish newspaper)
The Warsaw Voice (Weekly English newspaper)
Lodz in your Pocket (Seasonal magazine)
||Shops are open 8am-6pm (many on the main street until 7pm, shopping centres are open until 10pm). Banks are open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 10am-2pm.
||Tourist Information Center
87 Piotrkowska, Lodz
+48 42 208 81 81
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm