Łódzkie Vovoidship is located in the center of Poland. The capital is Łódź, which is the second biggest city in Poland. In geographical terms, the Łódź region is located on the Central Polish Lowland, in proximity to the Świętokrzyskie Mountains.
In the early middle ages Łódzkie was part of Wielkopolskie which was the major part of Poland in the 10th century. However, the capital of Poland was moved from Gniezno to Kraków in 1040. When in 1138 the Seniorat of Poland was formed, nowerdays Łódzkie was part of three differnt duchies, the south-eastern part of Wielkopolskie, Sieradz and Łęczyca. The later both soon were again reunited with Wielkopolskie and subsequently bacame part of the Kingdom of Poland in the beginning of the 14th century. Piotrków Trybunalski played an important role in Polish parliamentarism, as this was the place where the most Polish Sejms gathered since the 15th century. After the Second Partition of Poland in 1793 most of its territory was annexed by Prussia, but became independent as part of the Duchy of Warsaw between 1807-1815. After the Congress of Vienna it became part of the Kingdom of Poland, ruled by the Russian Tsar. Łódź, often refered to as the Polish Manchester, emerged as a major industrial city in Central Europe in the early 19th century. After World War I Łódzkie became part of the Second Polish Republic, but was occupied by Nazi-Germany between 1939 and 1944, when it was part of the German Generalgovernement. After World War II it again became part of Poland. Nowerdays it is situated quite in the heart of the country.
Poland is planning an extensive network of highways, but until this project is completed the best advice is to check a map or an atlas.
Several completed and planned international highways that will pass through or by Lodz are listed below.
Taxi from Airport to Central Lodz ~ 30PLN (Mid 2013). Hold up 25PLN show the address and get a thumbs up. Do not trust Taxi meters.
Natural wonders of Załęczański Landscape Park
Węże reserve and Zelce Mountain, Szachownica cave.
Saint Genevieve Mountain, Wapiennik and Krzemionki Mountains
Frog pond, Objawienie water spring, Navy Blue Spring, Wronia Woda
Dąbrowa w Niżankowicach reserve.
Kleszczów Region trip
Village of Kleszczów, view points in Żłobnica
Łękińsko, Łuszczanowice and rest on Eligiów pond
Rest on Winek lake, Kamieńsk Mountain view point
Kleszczów Region and Jura Wieluńska on camper
Kleszczów village, Żłobnica view point, rest on lake Winek lake.
Rest on Eligiów and Winek lakes.
Visiting Węże Reserve in Załęczański Landscape Park
Visiting Szachownica cave and Saint Genevieve Mountain.
Visiting wooden churches
Short stop in Osjaków, last night and some rest on Kamieńsk Mountain (see: Kleszczów Region.
Towns and cities nearby Łódź sightseeing
Łódź highlights sightseeing.
Shopping in Manufaktura Shopping Center
Okręglik and Krogulec forests walk
Walk on Piętnastki ponds, hiking Bzura River Trail.
Aleksandrów Łódzki and Konstantynów Łódzki sightseeing
Seeing Uroczysko Lublinek and rest on Ner river.
Rest in Ozorków
Walk in Sokolniki-Las.
Note: You can sleep in Łódź, Zgierz, Konstantynów Łódzki and Ozorków. It's a good option for people sleeping in campers.
Holiday in Łask
Town center seeing
Grabia River rest, Mały Staw pond park
Rest on Zajączek lake.
Rest on pond on Piaskowa street
Rest on Grabia river in Barycz village.
Most of people go to Łódź voivodship to see its capital city-Łódź. You can also see smaller cities. Jura Wieluńska and Załęczański Landscape Park're ideal places for hiking and cave exploration. Local rivers're popular for kayaking. Sulejowski lake is a big water sport center.
Young adults activities
Łódź's very tolerant place for gay people. There's a moderate gay scene. There're pride marches (marsz równości) organised in cities of Łódź and Radomsko. Rest of the voivodship's rather conservative and it's better to stay discrete while visiting other places or rural areas.
Łódzkie boarders ssix other Polish voivodships