Lodz, the third largest urban center in Poland with a population of almost one million is unique in its own way. While the history of Lodz goes back to 15th century, when it obtained city rights; the 19th century became its turning point when Lodz became a center of the textile industry and witnessed its biggest boom.
Today, Lodz is considered an ideal location for investments, owing to its well-educated and highly skilled workforce. The BPO sector, with over 10,000 employees working in the Lodz-based BPO / SSC centers, is an indicator of how economically vibrant the city is.
Lodz – creative capital
Today, Lodz houses among other things art nouveau (new art) architecture, exciting nightlife, and an internationally acclaimed Polish Film School that has produced excellent cameramen, actors and directors, including legends such as Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. The local Museum of Art has a fine collection of contemporary Polish art.
Lodz is widely known for its events and festivals such as – Alexander Tansman International Competition, Lodz Design Festival, FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland, and the International Festival of Comics and Games.
Lodz is also boasts of a huge gallery of street murals; this is the biggest in all of Poland. In 2009, Urban Forms Gallery installed more than 20 large square paintings on elevations in the city center. The city has a thriving contemporary economy, which is based on creativity, and independent cultural and artistic education.
Tourist Must-Sees in Lodz