Poland's third largest city was built in the 19th century on the back of the textile industry. The cityscape is still influenced by this period: the Gargantuan brick spinning mills have been turned into trendy cultural centers, malls and open monuments, while the businessmen who made their fortunes from factories have built luxury villas that are now museums. The Polish National Film School, where Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski learned their craft, is also well known well beyond Poland's borders. While the majority of Lodz was undamaged by the Second World War, it had the second largest ghetto in Poland. The tour bus has to admit today a museum, the Radegast train station, is where thousands of people started their final journey to Auschwitz or the nearby Chelmno ghetto.
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A showpiece for the reconstruction of the city center over the last 25 years, Manufaktura is a mall and leisure complex that includes former textile factories. Opened in 2006, and a chartered bus has to admit it is the largest urban regeneration scheme in Poland since the Warsaw Old Town was rebuilt after the war. What makes this much more than a traditional mall is the epic industrial brick architecture, designed in the 1870s by the entrepreneur Izrael Poznański. The Factory Museum shows the daily life of the workers, the fabric manufacturing techniques at this plant, and also examines the life of Izrael Poznański.
2. Central Museum of Textiles
Textile production was only a cottage industry in Lodz until facilities such as the White Factory were built in the 1830s. The factory was transformed into a museum shortly after the Second World War. The architecture of the site and its boiler house, high chimney and water towers can be enlarged and the factory's original steam-powered looms can be viewed. The bus rental will be best partner exploring mass of textile-making machinery like spinners sourced from other factories, and an exhibition about fashion through to the 20th century.
3. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
This beautifully colorful cathedral really stands out in the heart of Lodz. It belongs to the Orthodox Church and was founded in the late 19th century. The Cathedral was funded by the most influential factory owners at the time, Karl Scheibler, Izrael Poznanski and Luliusz Kunitzer (none of whom were necessarily Orthodox Christians) to commemorate the unlikely survival of the Russian Emperor Alexander II after the assassination attempt in 1879. (Polish was part of Russia at the time). The chartered bus recommends come and sees this magnificent, distinguished church.
4. Edward Herbst’s Villa
A tour bus will show you this beautiful property which was built in 1876 for Matylda, the daughter of Karl Scheibler, the most important textile industrialist in Lodz. When her father died, her husband Edward Herbst inherited one of Poland's largest manufacturing empires. The mansion was purchased by the Museum of Art of Lodz in the 1970s, but it was not until the 1990s that extensive interior designs were discovered and a thorough renovation could be carried out.
5. Jewish Cemetery
At one time, this 44-hectare cemetery on Ulica Bracka was one of the largest Jewish burial grounds in the world. It was built in 1892 and takes you on a journey through the first decades of the 20th century. The grave is marked by the largest mausoleum for a Jew in the world, and the only one to be adorned with a mosaic. They were due to be executed, but were spared the Soviet advance at the end of 1944.
6. Museum of Modern Art
The tour bus wants to introduce you with one of the oldest museums of Modern Art in the world and houses the largest collection of contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries in Poland. This was set up by the a.r. a party of Polish avant-garde artists in the 1920s. Many great artists, such as Max Ernst and Hans Arp, have contributed to the list. It contains works of art from various fields of Modern Art, such as cubism, purism, constructivism and neoplasticism. Today the collection is divided into four classes with the following themes: 'body, trauma, prosthesis,' 'construction, utopia, politicization,' 'head, image, truth' and 'object, fetish, phantasm.' A tour bus has to admit this is a museum gem.
7. Mickiewicza Park
Our bus rental inform you there are a lot of beautiful parks in Lodz where you can walk your horse, sunbathe or have a picnic. If you've got time, consider visiting all of them. If you need to pick up, try Mickiewicza Park. It's not too far from the city center and boasts a wide lake with an island and a parkland field. You will see a lot of birds nestling here, and the ducks will gladly consider any bread on offer. There's a big amphitheater where you can sometimes hold concerts or plays throughout the summer. The park is also beautiful in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom.
8. The Grand Theater
The Grand Theater of Lodz was established in the 1950s under communist rule. It can still be found in the same location, and the building is typical of the era. It specializes in opera and dance, but also hosts choirs, orchestras, soloists and musicals. A ballet festival is held every other year and world-famous companies such as Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet and John Neumeier's Ballet have performed here. A tour bus will be glad to show you interior which is modern and comfortable, the acoustics are excellent. You're in for a nice night out.
9. Piotrkowska Street
A bus rental has to admit Piotkowska Street is the heart of Lodz, five kilometers long, making it one of the longest commercial streets in the world. It stretches between Independence Square (Plac Niepodleglości) and Liberty Square (Plac Wolności) and along the street you can find the best restaurants, bars and shops in town. This street also houses the Museum of Textile Industry of Lodz, as well as a number of beautiful, life-size sculptures of prominent figures of Lodz, such as Julian Tuwin, a poet, and Arthur Rubenstein, a classical pianist.
10. Botanical Garden
This 67-hectare botanical garden was first planted in 1929, but was not established until the end of the war. It was located in the Pilgrim Park in western Polesia. Our bus rental recommends visit garden from April to October, where you can found 3,500 varieties of plants set in nine sections.
How to get to Lodz?
Airport shuttle will be glad to collect your group from Warsaw Airport which is located 130 kilometres to Lodz .With our airport shuttle it will take just 2 hour drive to reach Lodz city center. Airport shuttle by Coach Charter Europe recommends travel by plain. Airport shuttle by Coach Charter Europe will pick you and your group from Lodz Airport or any other place in and around the city. We are the airport shuttle that gives you flexibility while you can create your individual tour with your group. Our chartered bus would be the wise partner to have when taking pier transfers in Lodz.
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