Idyllically situated on the Vistula River, the northern Polish city of Grudziadz is known to local people as "The City of Good Luck". It isn't hard to see why. The beautiful city of just under 100,000 people is surrounded by an impressive set of city walls, which served historically as a last line of defense against the many forces which have laid claim to it over the years. The city is a resilient one, with a history that goes back to the legendary Teutonic Knights and beyond. Expatriates living in Grudziadz will find the city's history infused into the beautiful streets, squares and central city park. There are plenty of elegant churches to visit, notably St. Mary's Church and the Church of St. Francis Xavier, as well as a music school and a charming old central market square. Expats living in Grudziadz will find the pace of life comfortable and the atmosphere beguiling in this charming Polish city.
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The city is located just a few miles from a busy international road, the E-75, and expats moving to Grudziadz from continental Europe can find various bus and train services to the city. There are also two regional airports, the Bydgoszcz Airport and Gdansk Airport. The latter has regular shuttle services to Grudziadz and operates a good range of flights to European hub airports. Expatriates moving to Grudziadz can get plenty more information on expatriation in our Expat Magazine; a collection of articles on subjects ranging from cross-cultural communication to working abroad on the InterNations website. We also have a good selection of content written by other InterNations members on their experiences of expatriation – these are often a great way to pick up valuable hints and tips on moving abroad and on life as an expatriate in general.
The city might be a small one with a deep sense of history, but it also boasts a dynamic modern economy. Over 9,000 companies operate in Grudziadz and, with an industrial park, credit guarantee and European investment, expats working in Grudziadz will find themselves in a thriving business environment. There is plenty to do after hours in the historic city center, with a busy local theatre, planetarium and astronomical observatory, and great range of excellent traditional restaurants. Expatriates working in Grudziadz may also like to get in touch with other global minds in the city, and our InterNations website with its forums, discussion groups and private messages system, is an ideal platform for doing this. It shouldn't be difficult to find other expats in Grudziadz, and InterNations members around the world usually find our website an ideal way to socialize, network within the local international community and organize meet-ups. Whatever you're after, you could hardly ask for a more picturesque setting to find it in than Grudziadz.