Lodz (Łódź) is Poland's second largest city when it comes to population, and lies near the center of the country.
Tourism is not one of Lodz's strong points. However, if you do visit Lodz, it is worth it to check out with world's longest commercial street, Ul. Piotrkowska, which is just under 5kms long. The northern part of the street is pedestrianized.
The history of Lodz begins in the XVth century, when the Polish king Wladyslaw Jagiello awarded Lodz with city rights. But it wasn't untill XIX century developed into todays shape. The city's most powerful weapon in XIX and the begining of XX century was textile industy.
Lodz was built thanks to Jewish, German, Russian and Polish people, so every year, in the begining of September, the city holds the Festival of Dialogue Between Four Cultures in order to commemorate these communities