Twin city since 1974
Photo: city of Łódź
Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland and the capital of the voivodeship of the same name.
It is located in the centre of the country and is the heart of the Polish textile industry and of the Polish entertainment and electronics sectors.
The city is home to a university, a film academy and numerous further higher and technical education institutions. Łódź offers tourists carefully restored buildings, outstanding museums and excellent examples of 19th-century industrial architecture.
In 2006, the Poznanski textile factory was reopened as Manufaktura, the largest shopping mall and leisure complex in Poland. The former factory halls have been extensively restored and extended with the addition of a new wing housing a large shopping centre. The city’s showpiece is Piotrkowska Street, Europe’s longest boulevard.
What is now the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe was established in 1892. It is one of the largest in the world. In one section of the cemetery, around 43,000 victims of the Łódź Ghetto are buried.
The city partnership between Łódź and Chemnitz promotes lively youth and sporting exchanges and excellent collaboration on a cultural level. Artistic exchanges in particular are extremely diverse.
The city-twinning agreement was renewed in 2003 and updated to reflect current developments.