Expanding Communication:
Old Boundaries and New Frontiers

The Destination

Lodz is the third largest city in Poland with a population of about 800,000. It is 135 kilometers south-west of the capital Warsaw. The city used to be the major centre of textile industry (one of the most important in the world). It is now a significant cultural and scientific centre with numerous public and private universities, a research centre of the Polish Academy of Science, an opera house and art museums. Lodz is one of the most modern centers of commerce, business and science, known as a city of four cultures. The landmarks of the city include enormous old factories and residencies of celebrated Jewish and German industrialist families, who, together with Polish and Russian entrepreneurs, have contributed to the development of the town.