Łódź Province Factory & workshop tours

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Lodz: Private City Walking Tour

1. Lodz: Private City Walking Tour

Your guide will be waiting for you with your name by the Planetarium EC1 main entrance (Targowa 1/3, 90-001 Łódź). After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. Visit this vibrant metropolis, explore its rich cultural heritage and experience the renewed energy of a city in the midst of an exciting revitalization. Start your tour at the Planetarium EC1 main entrance. Head towards Piotrkowska street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures commemorating famous inhabitants of Lodz. Next, walk to the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. At the end discover the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

2. Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

A private driver will pick you up from the address provided in Warsaw by Mercedes car, comfortable for up to six passengers and will take you to Łodź for a full-day tour. During this 3-hour city tour, the local English speaking guide will introduce you to the atmosphere of this beautiful industrial city. It is often compared to Manchester – the largest 19th-century textile industry centre in the world. Lodz is therefore often called the “Polish Manchester”. One of the first steam engines in the Kingdom of Poland was run at Ludwik Geyer’s White Factory in 1839 and it was here that the first factory chimney appeared on the Lodz skyline. Księży Młyn (‘Priest’s Mill’) is a well-preserved, complete industrial quarter with a factory, workers’ dwellings, hospital, school, fire station, owner’s villa, stalls and garden. In recent years the factory has been redeveloped into exclusive apartments. The villa holds a museum presenting the luxurious 19th-century interiors. Not far away, there’s the Scheibler Palace with the Cinematography Museum.  This engaging 5-kilometer catwalk is Łódź's primary playground and personifies everything this city is attempting to achieve in the coming years. It's with good reason that visitors will spend a significant amount of time on this street. Piotrkowska not only keeps going but it has even more alternative culture, terrific gastronomy and more post-industrial complexes for you to explore! OFF Piotrkowska is an altogether different, unique and alternative proposition. Situated just off ul. Piotrkowska (hence the name) between numbers 138-140, the complex has taken over the beautiful old cotton mill buildings of the former Ramisch factory. Originally from Czechoslovakia, the Ramisch family relocated to Łódź in the 1830s and in 1850 purchased the first plot of land on which construction of the factory began; adjoining plots were purchased as the empire expanded. By 1909 the factory, in the very heart of the city, was firing on all cylinders. Production continued right up until 1990, after which the buildings and their rich heritage were all but forgotten about and the area fell into a sad and dilapidated state. Manufaktura today is the result of Poland’s largest renovation project since the reconstruction of Warsaw’s Old Town in the 1950s. The history of the site is one of the fortunes made and lost, of war, nationalisation and destitution. What you see before you was once a series of factories – all producing various textiles – that were constructed in the latter part of the 19th century. After sightseeing and lunch, the driver will take you back to Warsaw and drop you off at your chosen location.

From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

3. From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and traces the lives of 19th century factory owners. To have the best walking tour around Lodz, you must make a visit to Manufaktura - former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays this complex, located in the city center, is a shopping mall. Think about the Industrial Revolution while seeing genuine architecture of red brick buildings. One of the gates remain as a triumphal arch of an old mill. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is located in the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and wide range of cultural sites. Admire the old buildings, renovated factories and a Lodz speciality – rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), home to the Textile Museum (Museum Włókiennictwa). The museum possesses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art.

From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

4. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Lodz. After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. 19th century Lodz was the heart of the Polish textile industry and the sheer number of factories there earned the city its reputation as the “Polish Manchester”. The local economy attracted immigrants from far and wide, with an emphasis on Jewish, Russian, and German culture, as well as that of its native Poles. Travel to this vibrant metropolis to explore its rich cultural heritage and discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. Arriving to Lodz, meet your guide. The first stop on your route is the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. Next, walk to the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Head to the Ksiezy Mlyn fabric-making complex, the perfect showcase for the revitalization of the city as it has grown a great deal in recent years. At the end of the tour, discover Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, make your way back to Warsaw.

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