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The Villa was built in 1876 for Matylda, the daughter of the largest entrepreneur in Lodz, Karl Scheibler and her husband, Edward Herbst, who, after the death of his father-in-law, became the director of the Scheiblers’ textile factory complex. The author of the design was the urban architect Hilary Majewski, who gave the building the unique form of a Neo-Renaissance mansion.

Muzeum Sztuki, or the Museum of Art in Łódź is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Łódź, whose main goal is to research and display avant-garde art, as well as progressive artistic interventions. The institution is housed in three branches: MS1, MS2 and Herbst Palace Museum. Established in 1930, it is one of the oldest existing and active museums to collect avant-garde art. In 1998 Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź was entered into the Polish National Register of Museums under number 53.

The Muzeum Fabryki, is a museum in Łódź, Poland. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Muzeum Fabryki tells the history of the industrial fortune of Poznański. It shows how the factory developed in time, the production techniques for cotton cloth and the everyday lives of the ordinary factory workers.

Museum in 19th century palace focused on the history of Polish film-making & coach house cinema. The museum is housed in the mid-nineteenth century small palace (residence) of Karol Scheibler, one of the most important Lodz industrialists of German origin, known as “The Cotton King” because of his wealth and the scale of his production.

Piotrkowska Street, the main artery of Łódź, Poland, is one of the longest commercial thoroughfares in Europe, with a length of 4.9 km. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. It runs longitudinally in the straight line between the Liberty Square and the Independence Square. From the very beginning this street was the central axis, around which the city grew bigger, and its development spontaneously gave the present shape to its centre.

The Łódź Jewish Cemetery, also known as the New Jewish Cemetery, was once the largest Jewish cemetery in Poland and one of the largest in the world. The cemetery contains from 180,000 to 230,000 marked graves, as well as mass graves of victims of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto and the Holocaust. From 1893 to 1896, the basic construction of the necropolis was completed under the supervision of well-known architect Adolf Zeligson.

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox church located in the city of Łódź, in central Poland. It was built in the late 19th century as a gift from Łódź’s industrialists to the Orthodox community. The church consists of many ornate elevations and has a richly decorated interior featuring an iconostasis manufactured in St. Petersburg.

The Central Museum of Textiles is a museum of textiles located in the Ludwik Geyer’s White Factory in Łódź, Poland. The Central Museum of Textile Industry is the oldest and the biggest museum in this part of Europe, which collects items linked with the textile manufacturing process, starting with raw materials, through products (textiles produced industrially and executed with the use of artistic techniques) to garments. The seat of the Museum is the so-called “White Factory”, one of the most beautiful examples of the classicist industrial architecture.