Leisure and recreation

Łódź is a vibrant city that changes very dynamically. You’ll find here a unique atmosphere with an amazing vibe, plenty of attractions and ideas for your free time. Hang out with your friends on ‘OFF Piotrkowska’, take a stroll along Pietryna  or if you don’t feel like walking, catch a tram and remember to travel with migawka  but not too far cause you might end up on krańcówka . Spend your time na dworzu , while eating sweet żulik or angielka   from a tytka . After spending your time outside gather your friends and mates to play a trambambula  and it will be galancie . This small test of a local lingo shows how interesting and mysterious Łódź can be – you just have to explore it. If you don’t believe us, please come to Łódź and see it for yourself.

MUST SEE

1. Piotrkowska Street – A number one trademark of the city. The longest pedestrian street in Poland with renovated, historic town houses, pubs, restaurants and shops. If you don’t like walking, ride a rickshaw or take a “trambus”. You definitely should stop at the Three Manufacturers Monument, take a sit on the Tuwim’s Bench and rub his nose for luck, then see the city’s Walk of Fame and Monument of Citizens of Lodz at the Turn of the Millennium – 12,859 blocks with citizens’ engraved names

http://www.piotrkowska.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/mojapiotrkowska

2. OFF Piotrkowska – A nonconformist jewel of the city. An alternative place pumped with the underground and cultural life, where music, original food and avant-garde fashion live in a symbiosis. Established in the Ramisch factory, OFF Piotrkowska became a field of activities for the city’s bohemia opposing a typical consumer lifestyle.

http://www.offpiotrkowska.pl/
https://pl-pl.facebook.com/OFFPiotrkowska

3. Manufaktura – You’ll find here everything – shopping mall, market square, museums, movie theatres, clubs, restaurants, pubs, theatre, a swimming pool on the roof of a hotel, bowling alley, discovery center, casino, fitness club, laser tag, etc. Apart from that - cultural and entertaining events, beach (in the summer season), ice skating rink (in the winter season), everything packed in a renovated, postindustrial Izrael Poznański’s complex.

http://en.manufaktura.com/ 

4. Priest’s Mill – The 19th century ‘Promise land’ district in Łódź specially built by Karol Scheibler - one of the biggest manufacturers in Łódź. It’s a wonderfully preserved residential complex for factory workers which urban architecture was modelled on English industrial settlements. Priest’s Mill has factory buildings, housing estate, owners’ mansions, streets and railway sidings, school, hospital and fire brigade depot. In a way it’s a city within the city.

https://www.facebook.com/K.Mlyn/timeline?ref=page_internal
http://naszksiezymlyn.pl/

5. Murals – An absolute ‘must see’ in Łódź! Murals are a permanent exhibition of large format paintings located within the city centre and created by artists from all over the world. Colourful paintings which can be found on buildings’ elevations amaze with details and astonishing diversity. According to the French Graffiti Art Magazine the Urban Forms Festival is one of the five most important street art events in the world (!). Be vigilant, because there are many occasions to participate in a murals sightseeing with a tour guide.

https://www.facebook.com/LodzkieMurale/timeline?ref=page_internal
http://www.urbanforms.org/News/en/

4 CULTURES OF ŁÓDŹ – MONUMENTS

Łódź was shaped by 4 cultures: Jewish, German, Russian and Polish. From the very begging they’ve had a huge influence on the cultural heritage of the city – they were always present, even when the nationalities which had formed the city were absent. Signs of multicultural and multinational city built together and free from xenophobia have been seen in its architecture and cuisine until the World War II. An intense growth of the urban area going along with respecting the tradition and multicultural nature of the city are the characteristic futures of Łódź. Today we’re able to appreciate and admire the legacy of those who built this city.

JEWISH CULTURE

1. Jewish Cemetery, 40 Bracka St.;

2. Izrael K. Poznański ‘s Factory – Manufaktura,17 Ogrodowa St./ 58 Drewnowska St.; 

3. Jewish Community in Łódź, 18 Pomorska St. 

4. Izrael K. Poznański ‘s Palace, 15 Ogrodowa St.;

5. The Survivors Park, Wojska Polskiego/Brzeska Streets;

6. Decalogue Memorial in the Old-Town Park, 20 Wolborska St.; 

7. Wolf Reicher Synagogue, 28 Rewolucji 1905 r. St.;

GERMAN CULTURE

1. The White Factory, 282/284 Piotrkowska St.; 

2. The Old Cemetery, 39/43 Ogrodowa St.;

3. St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 283 Piotrkowska St.; 

4. Karol Scheibler’s Palace, 1 Victory Square (Plac Zwycięstwa 1);

5. Scheiblers Family Palace, 266/268 Piotrkowska St.; 

6. Źródliska I Park, Fabryczna, Przędzalniana, Piłsudskiego Streets;

7. Źródliska II Park, Victory Square ,Targowa, Fabryczna Streets; 

8. Herbst Residence, 72 Przędzalniana St.;

9. Oskar Kon’s Villa, 61 Targowa St.; 

RUSSIAN CULTURE

1. Parish of the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, 54 Kilińskiego St.;

2. Orthodox Church of St. Olga, 3 Piramowicza St.  

3. The Old Cemetery, 39/43 Ogrodowa St.;

4. Church of St George (former Orthodox Church of St Alexy - Metropolitan of Moscow) 9 Jerzy St.; 

5. Moniuszko Park, Kilińskiego, Składowa, POW, Narutowicza Streets;

POLISH CULTURE

1. Saint Stanislav Kostka’s Cathedral, 265 Piotrkowska St.; 

2. The Old Cemetery, 39/43 Ogrodowa St.;

3. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 265 Piotrkowska St.;

4. St. Joseph Husband of Mary Church, 22 Ogrodowa St.;

5. Statue of Ignacy Skorupka, 265 Piotrkowska St.; 

6. Statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko, Wolności Square; 

ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS

1. Villas and Palaces: http://en.turystyczna.lodz.pl/page/390,villas-palaces.html

2. Houses and Town Houses: http://en.turystyczna.lodz.pl/page/437,houses-and-tenements.html

3. Post-industrial facilities: http://en.turystyczna.lodz.pl/page/388,post-industrial-buildings.html 

4. Temples and necropolis: http://en.turystyczna.lodz.pl/page/391,temples-necropolies.html 

GREEN ŁÓDŹ

Did you know that Łódź is one of the greenest cities of Poland? Currently there are 34 city parks which cover the area of 503,8 ha. There are also forests, including ‘Las Łagiewnicki’ - the biggest city forest in Europe. A total of 30% of the city comprises green places. The list below is for all of you outdoorsy, picnic fans:

1. Las Łagiewnicki, Łagiewnicka St.;

2. Ruda-Popioły Forest, Rudzka St.; 

3. ZOO, 8/10 Konstantynowska St.; 

4. Botanic Garden, 36/38 Krzemieniecka St.; 

5. Palm House, 61 Piłsudskiego Alley; 

6. List of all parks in Łódź: http://www.zielonalodz.info/index.php?id=9#

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USEFUL LINKS (about Łódź)

Events:

http://www.plasterlodzki.pl/

http://corobicwlodzi.pl/ 

http://www.lodzianin.pl/ 

http://www.dziejesie.pl/ 

http://lodz-24.pl/ 

http://lodzyouknow.pl/ 

http://www.dzienniklodzki.pl/tag/wydarzenia-lodz.html?cookie=1

http://www.mmlodz.pl/ 

https://www.radiolodz.pl/events 

http://lodz.gdzieco.pl/

Concerts:

http://www.atlasarena.pl/index.php?page=kalendarz-imprez_pl_PL 

http://www.wytwornia.pl/ 

Interesting pages:

https://pl-pl.facebook.com/lodz.hipsterem.miast 

http://jemywlodzi.pl/   

http://fabryczna.in/