Travel Slow, Travel Woodge!
★ Łódź In Your Pocket 42

Aloha and Happy 2020, and a happy new decade! Welcome to the exciting world of Łodź (pr. Woodge)! This central city is not the first place people choose to visit in Poland. In fact, most don’t know much about it. But the word is out, Łódź is definitely worth visiting. Those who find themselves in the city are in for a treat as they reap the benefits of seeing a city on the rise, yet still not fully on the travellers’ radar. From culture and fashion, design and architecture, to technology and education – Łodź is on the cutting edge. While Winter in Łodź can be both brutal and beautiful, it is the perfect time of year to explore the city on foot (post-industrial heritage on p.10 or general wanderings up and down the main street, pp.22-27), or check out the city’s many indoor attractions, gastronomical offerings and social scene, all found in this guide. One of the best ways to get a feel for what’s going on, apart from reading Łodź IYP, is to attend some of the many events and exhibitions taking place over the next few months. Check out our Events section (p.12) for full details of cultural events and festivals. As always, let us know how you got on in Łódź on our FB page and/or show us what you’ve seen during your time in the city by using the hashtag #Lodzinyourpocket on social media, or if you prefer, just use good old fashioned email:

Cover Story

Winter can be bleak in Poland, but illuminations can brighten things up! Our cover shows a great aerial shot of Plac Wolnośći (p.22), the gateway to ul. Piotrkowska (pp.22-27), Europe’s longest pedestrian street, looking very much like an airplane landing strip!

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Main Feature: Łódź: The Post-Industrial Revolution Continues!
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