Top things to do in Łódź

Top Choice Museum in Łódź

Centre for Science & Technology

Part of the EC1 complex that forms the heart of Łódź's city centre redevelopment plan, this former coal-fired power station (dating from the early 1900s) has been restored and repurposed as an awe-inspiring museum. …
Top Choice Craft Beer in Łódź

Z Innej Beczki

Tucked away unexpectedly to the side of the crumbling concrete facade of the YMCA, this bar and beer garden feels like a secret hideaway, concealed in the basement of a 19th-century villa. It's one of the city's bes…
Top Choice Museum in Łódź

Cinematography Museum

Housed in the palatial home of 'Cotton King' Karol Scheibler, this attraction is actually two museums in one. The basement and 1st floor are devoted to the history of Polish cinema and contain props, film posters an…
Top Choice Museum in Łódź

City Museum of Łódź

Adjacent to the Manufaktura mall, this museum is housed in the impressive palace of 19th-century textile baron Izrael Kalmanowicz Poznański. The opulent apartments are a clear indication of the Poznańskis' wealth, b…
Top Choice Club in Łódź

Łódź Kaliska

With its open-door policy, this renowned pub/club attracts a broad cross-section of Łódź society. The unusual decor – stripped-back walls covered in cheeky semi-erotic photos from the bar's namesake group of concept…
Top Choice Fusion in Łódź

Affogato

Towards the southern end of ul Piotrkowska, this place combines slick modern decor with an accomplished menu that takes the best of Polish produce – mushrooms, pork, trout, game, beetroot – and gives it the fusion t…
Cultural Centre in Łódź

EC1

The centrepiece of Łódź's plan to redevelop the city centre around Łódź Fabryczna train station, EC1 takes its name from its original incarnation as the city's first heating and power plant (Elektro-Ciepłownia 1). O…
Jewish Site in Łódź

Jewish Ghetto

In 1940 the Germans sealed off the northern part of Łódź to create the Litzmannstadt Ghetto (after the German name for the city) – the second-biggest Jewish ghetto in Poland, after Warsaw. The tourist information of…
Memorial in Łódź

Radegast Station

Radegast station, 3.3km northeast of Manufaktura, was the main deportation centre for Jews being sent to the extermination camps at Chełmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The station has been preserved and now holds a movi…
Mall in Łódź

Manufaktura

This huge – and hugely impressive – shopping mall deserves to be listed as a tourist attraction in its own right. It's within a massive complex of red-brick buildings that was once a 19th-century textile mill belong…