Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Lodz and its surroundings
As a former centre of the textile industry, Lodz has a long history and a rich heritage, which you can explore while staying at the Campanile Lodz hotel. The Izrael Poznanski Palace is a great place to start. Built by a local cotton magnate, this majestic structure is adorned with elaborate statues and capped by domed roofs. Another building worth visiting is Leopold Kindermann's Villa, which is designed in Art Nouveau style, and has stained glass windows. The Orthodox Church of Alexander Newski bears the marks of Byzantine influence and is decorated with religious icons. To learn more about Lodz's Lodz's past, visit the Central Museum of Textiles. This 10,500 square metre building houses collections on the process of manufacturing textiles, including exhibitions on factory machinery weaving workshops, and fashion. The Museum Sztuki (Art Museum) features contemporary works of art from Poland and abroad. Lodzoffers many great outdoor spaces and activities for your stay. Be sure to visit Lunapark, an amusement park with a roller coaster, carousel and Ferris wheel. Not far away is the Palm House, a botanic garden with more than 3000 plants and 75 species of bird. There is also a zoo and a forest reserve nearby.