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Travelling to Łódź - advice needed pls


OsiedleRuda  
1 Sep 2009 /  #1
I have a spare day during my next stay in Poland, and as I don't want to spend too much time travelling, a day in £ódź seems the best idea. Does anyone here know the city? I've never been there before, but my mum went to uni there, and liked it... but that was in the 1960s lol.

I know it's not really a touristy place, which could even be a positive thing, imo. But everywhere else worth visiting would use up too much travelling time, and as I need to be in Warsaw the day before and after, it seems a fairly good choice.

So, a few questions:

1. If I get a train to Fabryczna, will it be easy to find somewhere which sells bus/tram tickets? I'm assuming you buy them at a kiosk like most other places, yes? Or do they have ticket machines (like at Wrocław airport)?

2. Is this place easy to get to from town:

Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa, Biała Fabryka Geyera, ul. Piotrkowska 282

If you are wondering "why?", well... I was once a technician in the mills of a Northern city over here, and have maintained an interest in the history of this industry ever since, despite a massive career change later! OK so you may laugh... well, even I can't be uber-trendy and super-cool all the time, can I? lol ;)

Other than that, if you see someone in who clearly doesn't look like a local, wandering around aimlessly and taking lots of photos, but who responds in excellent Polish when challenged lol, you'll know it's that rude bwoy Ruda guy. HAHA :)
OP OsiedleRuda  
3 Sep 2009 /  #2
That went well, didn't it? :D haha
michalek - | 42  
3 Sep 2009 /  #3
1. If I get a train to Fabryczna, will it be easy to find somewhere which sells bus/tram tickets? I'm assuming you buy them at a kiosk like most other places, yes? Or do they have ticket machines (like at Wrocław airport)?

you can buy tickets at 'kiosks' :), i havent seen any tickets machines

2. Is this place easy to get to from town:
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa, Biała Fabryka Geyera, ul. Piotrkowska 282

yes, its not far from the center, if you tell where you are going to stay i can tell you how far exactly
OP OsiedleRuda  
3 Sep 2009 /  #4
Thanks. Result! :D

yes, its not far from the center, if you tell where you are going to stay i can tell you how far exactly

I'm not staying, I'm just going to walk around town all day taking photos, then go back to Warsaw in the evening ;)
Ziemowit 13 | 4,204  
10 Sep 2009 /  #5
£ódź Fabryczna is pretty close to the city centre, so you may walk down there from the station. I always do when I go there for a day trip from Warsaw.

In the 1990s my wife and I used to go there to buy clothes. As the clothing industry collapsed over time, we stopped doing this, and last time I was there on a business trip, I didn't visit any single shop selling clothes!

I never saw any museum in £ódź either. A year ago, I went to the famous Manufactura. It is worth visiting as this is an entire huge factory revitalised into a commercial center. It is a pretty unique place in Poland, and as you may not even want to enter any of the shops there, you will have a chance to see the exterior face of an old, original factory as if it were built anew, such it is the cleaness of walls and bricks after the restoration work. You may also conveniently eat there, cheap or more expensive, as there are quite a numbers of small restaurants of different sorts.

In the vicinity, you may then have a look on the Poznański Palace, a very fine example of the secession style in Poland. Mr. Poznański was a Polish Jew who owned the factory (not only this one, I suppose) in which there is now the Manufactura. Owing to its rapid industrial expantion, the city was once a "promised land" for many people, Polish, as well as foreign, which was brilliantly depicted in a novel "Ziemia obiecana" by Władysław Reymont, the Polish Nobel prize winner in literature in 1924 for the book "Chłopi"; the book was later transferred onto the screen by Andrzej Wajda (the film nearly won an Oscar prize).
OP OsiedleRuda  
11 Sep 2009 /  #6
Thanks for the helpful post. :D

Last post from me before I go... wooohooo... :)

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