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Map of Lodz, Poland

  Facts about Lodz  
Statecity county   
Founded 1493   
Area293.25 km2    
Population728 892    
Lat Long Coordinates 51°47′N19°28′E    
Time Zone UTC+1    
Language Polish , Kashubian   
Major Religion Christians,Jews,Hindus   
Point of interestJewish Cemetery citta' di Lodz Museum of the Struggle for Independence Ghetto Litzmannstadt
 Museum of Cinematography Ksiezy Mlyn The Museum of the Factory Freedom Square (Plac Wolnosci)
 Lagiewniki Park Museum of Art (Museum Sztuki) Lodz Opera House Lodz Zoo
 Piotrkowska Street Shooting Range Academy Art Museum (Muzeum Sztuki) Archeological and Ethnographic Museum
 Central Museum of the Textile Industry Museum of the History of Lodz Botanic Garden

Lodz is the second largest city of Poland. The name Lodz in Polish means 'boat'. In 1793, the city came under Prussian administration with a new Prussian name of Lodsch. It joined the Duchy of Warsaw in 1806 and became part of Russian-controlled Congress Poland in1815. It also became a center of the socialist movement. After the war in 1914, the city came under German occupation. In 1922, it became the capital of the Lodz Voivodeship and it served as a de facto capital of Poland till 1948.

Tourist Attractions: Museums and buildings in the city attract tourists from all parts of the world.

Transportation: Lublinek Airport is the main airport that serves the city. Trains, rickshaws and buses are the other means of public transport in the city.

Hotels: Lodz hotels provide comfortable accommodation and pleasant ambience that keeps the people in happy mood. The various entertainments in these hotels such as music, dance etc refreshes the minds of its guests. Hotel Kacperski, Ibis Lodz, Deja Vu Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Orbis Grand Hotel Lodz, Hotel Grand, Centrum Hotel, Hotel Reymont, Hotel Swiatowit and Qubus Hotel Lodz are the famous hotels in the city.

Places of Attraction: The city has many beautiful buildings that are really eye appealing. Muzeum Sztuki on ul. Gdanska, one of the best museums in the city that displays various pieces of art by important contemporary Polish artists. Several parks in the city like Lagiewniki -the largest city park in Europe, Zdrowie and Poniatowski. Lodz Zoo and Lodz Botanical Gardens are a nice break for the people from their hectic schedule. Museum of Cinematography, Central Museum of the Textile Industry, Archeological and Ethnographic Museum and Museum of the History of Lodz are the other museums in the city that often gains the attention of the tourists.