Lodz Poland may be not as popular as some cities throughout
Poland, however, if one just took some time to look around
they would realize that an entire vacation could be spent
here. Too often overlooked, due to the fact that at one
time it was famous for its textile industrial, which brought
to mind such cities in America as Buffalo,
New York and Cleveland
Ohio. However, Lodz Poland may still have several
textile factories, but is also a booming tourist location
with many things to see and do. Many exciting adventures
can be encountered with a Lodz vacation.
Lodz travel is one that is unique in atmosphere from the time of its beginning back in the 15th century and then becoming a land were Poles, Germans, and Jews lived and worked side by side in a society where the rich oppressed the poor which was revealed in a novel by Wladyslaw Reymont, “The Promised Land”.
A Lodz vacation can encompass many attractions including
historical and of course Piotrkowska Street which is one
of the longest commercial thoroughfares in Europe. Practically
every Lodz tour includes
a stroll down Piotrkowska Street not only for all the
shops, restaurants, and pubs but also for the sheer beauty
of the palaces and homes that were at one time the homes
of the aristocracy. Lodz Piotrkowska is one of the top
tourist attractions in Lodz Poland with many things
to do, see, and enjoy. The restaurants on Piotrkowska
Street offer a variety of cuisines including traditional Polish foods, while the pubs
are frequented by both locals and vacationers. Lodz Piotrkowska
will not only give you a glimpse into the beauty of the
area, but will allow you the chance to mingle with locals
and enjoy the atmosphere of this wonderful city during
your Lodz tour.
The tour of Lodz Piortrkowska will more than likely take you through Liberty Square, which at one time was the popular market place in the late 1800’s. All along Piotrkowska Street, you will find many wonderful architectural designs depicting the past and the beauty of the Art Nouveau era as well as learn about the famous figures of the Lodz area.
Kohn’s House is another wonderful attraction that must be on your Lodz tour list. This three-story mansion at 43 Piotrkowska Street was built in 1870 and was the creative design of G. Landau – Gutenteger. Another famous home just a tad down the street is Petersilge’s House. Jan Petersilge began the first local newspaper and is known as a prominent figure of Lodz history. His home was built in 1896 and pays tribute to not only the publishers profession, but of those in the black art.
The Lodz travel guides also include not only homes on
Piotrkowska Street but also a few palaces as well such
as the Maksymilian Goldfeder’s Palace and the Juliusz
Kindermann’s Palace. The Maksymilian Goldfeder’s
Palace was built in 1892 to function as a comfortable
home and as a bank house. The exterior of the palace is
similar to that you would see with the Italian Renaissance,
however, the interior of this magnificent palace is decorated
with elaborate chandeliers, mirrors, with a charm such
as would you expect from the wealthy. The Juliusz Kindermann’s
Palace was built by Karl Siedl an Austrian architect for
Juliusz Kindermann, a wealthy cotton factory owner. The
palace is not as glamorous as the Maksymilian Goldfeder’s
Palace but is one that must be included for its beautiful
mosaic with scenes depicting the transportation of cotton.