Getting to Lodz
Lodz Airport – Timetables, Destinations, Tickets
In case you "cannot" fly to Lodz (Łódź in Polish) you can fly to Warsaw and take a train. It is also possible to fly to some other big Polish city (if necessary due to use of some discount airlines) and take a train. Timetable of Polish Railways in the link below. You need to select Łódź Kaliska station.
PKP Polish Railways – Timetables
IMPORTANT at no Polish Airport you should use services of people wo come to you and offer to be your TAXI / giv ou a ride. Use only official TAXI services available at the TAXI stands.
Lodz lies at the heart of Europe, within a radius of 500 km there are 7 capitals: Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Vilnius.
Lodz is an important point on the map of Poland: centrally located, 30 km from the geometric centre of the country and only 119 km from the capital – Warsaw.
Lodz is a place of extraordinary eruption of dynamic, nineteenth-century capitalism. From acraftsmen village during 60 years it has transformed into an industrial, international, multilingual city. In the late XIX and early XX century, the city recorded the most intensive development (even by global standards, only Chicago at that time developed as rapidly).
Manufaktura - shopping center related to to the Lodz industrial heritage
In the XIX century, duringthe industrial development, in the depths of plots along the main axis of the city constructio nof factories began, together with magnificent palaces and metropolitan townhouses at the front of the properties.
Poznański historical palace
Metropolitan area is the oldest and best developed urban structure of Lodz, filled with magnificent residential and factory buildings as well asmost regular and densely built quarters.
Lodz city centre
In Lodz there is a large urban open space, which consists of:
- Forest areas, including in particular Łagiewnicki Forest - the largest forest area located within the city limits in Europe,
- 34 public parks, of which 21 are considered cultural monuments,
- Two strict nature reserves,
- Rows of greenery along the streets,
- Green areasin the middle of quarters,
- Residential gardens, of which 10 were listed in the register of monuments.
Lodex - three faculties of Lodz University of Technology edifice
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The currency in Poland is the Polish Z loty (PLN) 1 PLN = 100groszy. Coins circulate in denominations of 1 PLN, 2 PLN, 5 PLN and 1, 2, 5, 10,20 and 50 groszy; banknotes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN.
Currency should be exchanged at a registered exchange centre (in Polish: KANTOR). There is no commission for the exchange. Kantors at arrival points (train station / airport) usually offer less favorable exchange rate. Note that cash should not be exchanged on the street, or with bystanders.
1 EUR is about 4.2 PLN
1 USD is about 3.35 PLN