Plovdiv, having about 400,000 inhabitants, is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is considered the most beautiful city in the country . Plovdiv is quieter and more modern than most cities in Bulgaria and relies on a favorable cost structure in comparison to the other large cities in the country.
Due to the first-class infrastructure, many industrial companies are located here. For German companies the city is an important place of production. Plovdiv has six universities and is therefore also considered to be a typical student city . There is a wonderful old town, which also comes with its size. It takes about one and a half hours to reach the sea coast and about two hours to go skiing.