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Tourist attractions in the proximity of Zakopane

Zakopane is the most famous mountain resort in the Podhale region. The town attracts tourists and skiers from all over Poland and abroad. Owing to its popularity, it is a busy place during winter and summer seasons. If Zakopane seems too touristy for you - visit other resorts located in its [...]

Zakopane - Ideal Place for Hiking

Zakopane, picturesquely situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, attracts visitors not only in winter with the best skiing conditions in Poland, but also during the rest of the year. The wide choice of trails aimed for both inexperienced hikers and experienced climbers makes Zakopane and the whole Podhale region [...]

Slovak Tatras in a Nutshell

While in Zakopane, it is a good idea to go on a trip to Slovakia. As the Polish Tatras are only a tiny part of the whole Tatra Mountains range, they are usually packed with tourists in the season. It is advisable to go to the Slovak Tatras to discover the [...]

Old Graveyard - Must on Tour of Zakopane

Cmentarz na Peksowym Brzyzku (The ''Peksowy Brzyzek'' Cemetery) is situated in Koscieliska Street. Its name is connected with Jan Peksy, the charitable donor of the land where the cemetery is located, whereas ''brzyzek'' – in the local Highlanders' folklore – means the precipice over the brook running just beside the cemetery. [...]

Dunajec River Raft Trip

Taking a raft trip through the Pieniny Gorge is a unique and unforgettable experience, thus, worth recommending to Zakopane visitors. The nearly three hours' raft trip down the meandering Dunajec River is a perfect opportunity for admiring the picturesque scenery of the Pieniny Mountains, the limestone rock formations and the towering [...]

Stunning Beauty of the Koscieliska Valley

The nearly nine-kilometre long Koscieliska Valley is one of the most beautiful and well-known valleys of the Polish part of the Western Tatra Mountains. In the past the valley belonged to Koscielisko, the nearby village, hence its name. It used to be visited by treasure hunters and ore miners. Nowadays, it [...]

A Walking Tour of the Chocholowska Valley

The Chocholowska Valley, covering the area of 35 square km, is not only the largest valley in the Polish Tatra Mountains, but the longest one as well (10 km in length). It is situated in the Polish Western Tatras. Two parts can be distinguished in the Chocholowska Valley – the lower [...]

Morskie Oko - Real Marvel of Nature

Morskie Oko (the Eye of the Sea), covering the area of 34.5 ha, is regarded as the most beautiful lake in the Polish part of the Tatra Mountains and the biggest lake in the Tatra Mountains. It is also the fifth deepest lake (though the Highlanders refer to it as a [...]

Krupowki - Heart of Zakopane

Krupowki is the central, thus, the most representative street of Zakopane. It is also one of the five most famous streets in Poland. Its one end is situated at the Gubalowka funicular base station, whereas the other goes southwards. Krupowki is over a kilometre long. This promenade - lined with a [...]

Kasprowy Wierch - Most Famous Peak of Poland

Kasprowy Wierch, lying at the altitude of 1987 metres above sea level, is situated in the centre of the Polish Tatras. It is beautifully surrounded by the Gasienicowe Tarns Valley (Dolina Stawów Gasienicowych), the Goryczkowa Valley (Dolina Goryczkowa), the Kasprowa Valley (Dolina Kasprowa), and (in Slovakia) the Silent Valley (Dolina Cicha). [...]

Kalatowki - Skiing, Jazz and Contemplation Centre

Kalatowki, named after the original owners of the grounds, is one of the clearings of the Tatras situated in the Bystra's Valley (Dolina Bystrej). This flat piece of land, wholly surrounded by forests, is well-known as the site where one can enjoy stunning views of the Kasprowy Wierch area and other [...]

Gubalowka - Most Popular Hill of Zakopane

Gubalowka, the tiny settlement situated on the top of the hill, rises at the altitude of 1120 m. It is as widely known as Mount Giewont. Thus, it is frequently portrayed on postcards, in brochures and in films. As it is easily accessible on foot and by means of the funicular, [...]

Giewont - Highlanders Sacred Mountain

Of all the Tatra summits, Giewont (1894 m) appears to be most popular with both tourists and the local Highlanders, most of whom regard it as the symbol of the city. Its silhoutte, resembling the ''Sleeping Knight'', is connected with the legend according to which the Knight will rise from his [...]

Polish Tatras in Brief

The Tatra Mountains, covering the area of about 750 square kilometres, are the highest part of the Carpathians. Only one fifth of them belongs to Poland (150 square kilometres). The rest lies in Slovakia, where the highest peak – Gerlach (2654 m) is situated. Of the whole range of the Tatras, [...]

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