Lodz - a city located in central Poland, is the third city in the country in terms of population 800,000, together with the cities of Zgierz and Pabianice, creates agglomeration of Lodz, has about 1 100 000 inhabitants. The most dynamic city in the nineteenth century. Academic center (six state universities and 22 private - 128.000 students), and cultured, full of all kinds of musical events, theater, literature, art and film. This is done every year dozens of festivals and reviews. The city has 20 museums, with a unique in Europe, Central Museum of Textiles, and the Museum of Art - in Poland, having the richest collections of contemporary art. Works are also many theaters (including the Grand Theatre, Musical Theatre, drama theaters, theaters for children), Philharmonic, cinemas and galleries.
Artistic event are Lodz Ballet Meetings. Every year, takes place in Lodz Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, International Photography Festival, the Festival Fiesta Libre. Referred to as "HollyŁódź", constitutes the largest center produces film in Poland and Film School where his first professional steps put up such Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Andrzej Wajda.
Piotrkowska Street - one of Europe's longest pedestrian and along the eclectic, Art Nouveau and modernist buildings from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, known in Poland with the best selection of small pubs and restaurants and beer gardens in summer, whose traditions date back to the nineteenth century, there are Here fashion shops, cinemas, theaters, art galleries, museums. There is also increasing luxury shops and banks. Here you can come, sit and watch the bustling city. Residents of the Great Street Gallery - probably the only of its kind in Europe, so original in form and location. The largest graffiti in the world - placed on the wall, the record has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records. The streets in the city with eclectic mansions and palaces of the XIX century, the neo-baroque style, neobaroque-modernist, neo-renaissance, eclectic and classical. Manufactory Center, the largest retail and entertainment and service in Poland and Europe (over 27 ha), is the largest in the world of post-industrial regeneration of buildings - located on the former empire of the textile factory of Izrael Poznanski, one of the coauthors of the nineteenth-century industrial might of the city. The boat is sometimes called the Polish Manchester because of the once thriving textile industry. The textile industry, which created the power of Lodz, is becoming less important. Currently, of particular importance for the city to development of new technologies, infrastructure and attract investment in three sectors: service centers for business facilities, logistics and household appliances.
Domain Lodz became the production of household appliances. Through investments such as Merloni Indesit and Bosch / Siemens, Lodz became one of the dominant centers in Europe, the production of this equipment. Also invested in Łodz Gillette (the world's largest factory of the company) and the American computer giant Dell has built in a factory. Their headquarters in Lodz have mBank and Multibank, and office service centers GE Money Bank and Infosys. In Lodz, has the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe (42 hectares, over 200 thousand. Buried), the world's largest Jewish cemetery building (mausoleum of Izrael Poznanski). The oldest park in Lodz Źródliska Park is an area of 17.2 ha, which was founded in 1840. Poland's largest Aquapark. The tram line 0, historic tram operated every summer Sunday. Six kilometers from the city center's is located International Airport Lodz.