Lodz is Poland’s third-biggest city and an important industrial center.
The city has been famous for its textile industry.
Lodz is the capital of the Lodzkie Voivodeship.
Lodz is capitalizing on its film history – Lodz is jokingly referred to as the “HollyLodz” of Poland and hosts several film festivals and many other cultural events.
Lodz has many attractions and historical museums that will be of interest to tourists, for example, Karol Scheibler’s Palace, Karol Scheibler’s Chapel, Old Market Square, White Factory, Muzeum Sztuki, Muzeum Historii Miasta Lodzi (Museum of the City of Lodz) and many others.
Lodz is one of the “greenest” cities in Poland with 34 parks (11 of which are natural monuments) and one of the most extensive city forests in Europe located within the city borders.
Warnings & Dangers in Lodz
OVERALL RISK: MEDIUM
In general, Lodz is quite safe. There is a low crime rate, and serious crimes do not happen often. However, common sense should be used, and some areas of the city should be avoided, especially at night.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Public transport is safe. You can safely move around it around the city. The only thing you should keep track of your pockets and bags on the buses. Taxis are a safe way to travel, especially at night. Be sure to call a licensed taxi service.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: MEDIUM
Pickpockets are common enough. Sometimes they create particular crowds around you to distract and pull out your wallet. Always keep an eye on your belongings and your surroundings. Do not leave your belongings unattended. Do not carry a lot of cash and valuables with you.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
Some of the greatest meteorological threats in the Lodz region include exceptionally heavy or low precipitation, strong winds, violent maritime storms, extreme temperatures, and torrential rainfalls. Check the weather before your visit to Lodz.
MUGGING RISK: MEDIUM
Grave armed robberies in Lodz do not happen often. Most likely, they can occur in remote and impoverished areas of the city. To protect yourself from this risk, do not walk around the town late at night, do not get involved in drunken showdowns, and avoid dimly lit streets. In the event of a robbery, contact the police immediately.
TERRORISM RISK: LOW
Attacks in Poland can’t be ruled out. You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public places, including in sites visited by foreigners. Avoid mass gatherings of people and political meetings.
SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM
If on the streets of одód предлагают you are offered to buy a ticket for public transport, a low-cost excursion or branded things that turn out to be fakes - know that scammers work with you. Do not contact them. Be careful also with beggars who, hiding behind weakness, can grab your wallet and run away.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Lodz is safe for women travelers. Using prudence and use common sense will help you avoid any risks. At night, it is better not to walk around the city alone, to avoid places near bars and not to travel by public transport. Otherwise, the city is completely safe for women.
So... How Safe Is Lodz Really?
Lodz is a reasonably safe city.
The crime rate here is below average.
Most of the problems are related to the theft of things, car theft, and theft of items from cars, insults, and vandalism.
There are slight problems with bribery.
Violent crime is infrequent.
Watch out for pickpockets.
A common trick for thieves is to operate in groups and create artificial crowds on buses and trams which distract their victims’ attention before being pickpocketed.
Also, do not leave your belongings unattended and keep an eye on your wallet.
It is not recommended visiting city parks late at night – they are safe during the day, but after sunset, there is a high probability of being robbed there.
Avoid Włókiennicza Street (also a small part of Wschodnia and Kilińskiego Streets that is in the proximity of Włókiennicza), Abramowskiego Street, Solna Street, and Limanowskiego Street.
Those areas are the most unsafe in the city.
Be careful when using pedestrian crossings.
Even though pedestrians have the right-of-way on pedestrian crossings, some Polish drivers do not respect that.
There are a lot of beggars in Lodz.
They are not always harmless.
Sometimes they may try to tear out your wallet and run away if you take it out to give them a donation.
Be careful with that.
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Poland is a Schengen area member, so requirements for obtaining the visa to here are the same as for any Schengen country. The visa policy allows nationals of certain countries to enter the Schengen Area via air, land, or sea without a visa for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Nationals of certain other countries are required to have a visa either upon arrival or in transit. A valid passport is a must.
The złoty is the official currency of Poland. The modern złoty is subdivided into 100 groszy. The currency sign, zł. Złoty means "golden".
The best times to visit Lodz for ideal weather are June to October. Average temperatures in Lodz vary drastically, and the weather feels cold for about half of the year and otherwise excellent with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year.
Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport is a regional airport in central Poland, located approximately 6 km southwest of Łódź city center. The airport handles domestic and international flights.
The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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