If you have heard of Woodge, Poland before but are not sure exactly where it is, then you should know that “Woodge” is simply the pronunciation of Lodz. Although this city is relatively young compared to other cities in Poland, it nevertheless existed hundred of years ago.
Lodz is Poland’s Industrial Revolution’s direct product and the country’s 3rd largest city. This is the reason it was also called “The Manchester of Poland.” While many prefer the charisma of the other cities such as Krakow and Prague, still others love the dark history and wacky stories that surround Lodz. During the 14th century, Lodz population ballooned following the Industrial Revolution making Lodz the youngest metropolis of Poland. It was even called “The Promise Land” with its rich textile industry thriving at the time that enticed thousands of people to move to the city from England, Central Europe and Switzerland, trying to find greener pastures. The movie based on the novel of famous Nobel Prize winner Wladyslaw Reymont entitled the Promised Land, portrayed these times in Lodz.
Like most of the other cities in Poland, Lodz was ruined by World War II. Worst of all, the Jewish dwellers were butchered and murdered. The Russians and Germans were pushed back to where they came from. And just like other Polish cities, Lodz managed to restore its status and once again became an important center for industry and even a great location for Polish counter-culture and art.
There are many places to visit in Lodz such as museums and churches. The city is home to many accommodations and transportation services that will make the visit of tourists worthwhile and comfortable. The main reason that many people who go to Lodz is to start a business in the city that will eventually make them rich.
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