Though not necessarily the first city that comes to mind when one thinks of Poland, expats are sure to be enchanted by Kraków. Considered by many to be the country's cultural capital, Kraków has a rich history and is full of museums, galleries and historical attractions to explore. The city's Old Town is a UNESCO Heritage Site and dates back to the 11th century.
Kraków is one of Poland's economic hubs and is home to numerous multinational corporations, many of which are a source of employment for expats. The city's entrepreneurial spirit makes it a great place to start a business, and many smaller tech startups have done just that.
Expats will find no shortage of culture and entertainment in Kraków. It is filled with theatres, museums and galleries along with plenty of lively bars, cozy cafés and good-quality restaurants. Outdoorsy expats are sure to enjoy Kraków's vast green areas as well as the beautiful views of the Vistula River that runs south of the city centre.
Those moving to Kraków with children will find that there are a number of high-quality international schools to choose from. The well-regarded International Baccalaureate is taught at several schools and there are also British and American options. Healthcare needs of expats will also be met thanks to the city's private healthcare facilities, although health insurance is advised.
Overall, expats moving to Kraków can look forward to an enjoyable lifestyle in a city with exciting career opportunities. With plenty to explore, expat life in Kraków is sure to be vibrant, engaging and interesting.
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