Most of the international flights to Poland arrive at Warsaw-Frédéric Chopin Airport. However, some land at other destinations – Katowice or Krakow-Balice for example – and Lodz does have its own airport, called Lodz Lublinek. With these many options to choose from, reaching Lodz by air is largely stress-free. The city also has its own train station, Lodz Kaliska, which can be reached from various countrywide destinations. By staying at the Campanile Lodz hotel you will be just 1km away from the city centre meaning you can make the most of your holiday here.
Polish cuisine is meat-rich, salty and spicy with lots of flavours to sample. Sausage, beef and chicken are important ingredients in many Polish dishes as is the vegetable cabbage. Soups (served with fresh Polish bread) are also an important aspect of Polish dining. In the centre of Lodz you will find a whole host of restaurants serving traditional Fayre – what better location to sample some of the country’s most delicious foods?
With a world renowned film school boasting alumni as famous as Roman Polanski, Lodz hosts its own annual film festival in late November to early December (called the Cameraimage Film Festival). This festival is well-attended every year by some very well known faces. Attendees can also participate in various seminars, workshops and retrospectives discussing film history and film production as well as looking critically at the finished product. If you’re lucky, you may catch the European debut of a particular film! Even if you travel to Lodz outside of festival times, there is always a cinematic buzz about the place as the school develops its newest blossoming directors.
Lodz is home to Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery. Situated on Bracka Street and built in 1892, this beautiful homage to the city’s religious history is almost 40 hectares in size and is home to around 160,000 graves. What better place to visit on a holiday of culture? A simple afternoon stroll can really open your eyes.