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    Bryjarka hill , Beresnik

    by betako3 Updated Nov 17, 2011

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    Bryjarka is a hill with at least 3 advantages:
    - it is only about 45 min. from plac Dietla in Szczawnica
    - it offers a really great view of Szczawnica with the surrounding hills and The Dunajec River Gorge
    - at the end of the walk there’s a hut with incredible, inexpensive menu and equally incredible view. The hut's called Beresnik (from the name of the hill)
    You can easily get there following the yellow trail from the centre. Most of the way it is a paved road, though a little steep. At some point along the trail there’s a place where a huge cross was erected. It’s visible from Szczawnica, especially at night when it’s illuminated.

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    Garganta del - Dunajec - Gorge

    by elpariente Updated Nov 12, 2011

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    The Dunajec Gorge is one of the biggest attractions in the Pieniny National Park
    In Szczawnica we left the car and from here they took us by car upstream , where the boats depart. Then we returned to the point of origin, but down the river by boat
    The decline does not have great emotions, but the ride is very quiet and nice. We sailed the seven meanders of the Gorge and it seems that we will not be able to continue as you will encounter a wall of trees, but suddenly turns to see again the river and follow the navigation.
    The vegetation is lush , full of trees , in the spring with all shades of green imaginable.
    Fall has to be also a perfect time to see these forests

    El descenso de las gargantas del Dunajec es una de las mayores atracciones en el Parque Nacional de los Pieniny
    En Szczawnica dejamos el coche y desde allí nos llevaron en coche río arriba hasta el sitio donde salen las barcas . Luego volveríamos al punto de origen pero bajando por el río en barco
    El descenso no tiene grandes emociones , pero el paseo es muy tranquilo y agradable . Se va navegando por los siete meandros que tiene el cañón y parece que no se va a poder seguir pues parece que uno se va a encontrar con una pared de árboles , pero de repente se vuelve a ver el río y sigue la navegación .
    La vegetación es exuberante , en primavera estaban los árboles con todos los tonos de verde que se puedan imaginar . Otoño tiene que ser otro momento ideal para ver estos bosques

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    Biala Woda Reserve (White Water)

    by betako3 Updated Aug 9, 2010
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    The landscape reserve of Biala Woda was established to protect the valley of White Water stream in 1963 and covers an area of 33.7 ha. It is an idyllic place, where you can stroll, ride a bike, ride a horse (there are a few horse stables in the area so you don't have to bring your own :)) or simply sit by the stream and relax. I saw many families there, even a mum pushing a pram. At the end of the yellow trail, which goes along Bia³a Woda there's a Bacówka (shephards' hut) and we were lucky to witness shearing the sheep. See the pics.

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    Homole Ravine

    by betako3 Written Aug 9, 2010

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    Homole Ravine

    One of the most popular destinations in Pieniny. A 35-hike up a picturesque ravine along Kamionka stream. The trail, steep at places is facilitated with bridges and metal steps with railings. The ravine's name derives from the Ruthenian words “gomo³a”, “homo³a”, which means “oval”, “not horned” and refers to the valley shape. The green tourist trail leads the visitor through the ravine from Jaworki to the bottom of Wysoka mountain.

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    Rafting on Dunajec

    by betako3 Written Aug 9, 2010

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    The biggest tourist attraction of Pieniny is rafting at Dunajec – one of the most beautiful river gorges in Europe. Rafting starts in K¹ty and ends in Szczawnica or Kroœcienko. The most interesting part of the Dunajec Gorge in Pieniny is located between Sromowce Ni¿ne – a village at the foot of Trzy Korony and Szczawnica, with the Pieniny Road running along the river. Another advantage of starting at Sromowce Ni¿ne, is that you can combine rafting with visiting Czervony Klasztor, which is exactly opposite the marina on the other side of the river on the Slovakian side. To get there you have to use the foot bridge a few hundred metres up the river (about a ten-minute walk). If you have a whole day, and would like to fit in some exercise as well, I’d suggest starting early at Kroœcienko (a town about 5 km west of Szczawnica), using the yellow trail to climb Trzy Korony, on top of which there’s a special viewing platform (entrance fee 4zlotys) offering breathtaking views of Pieniny, the whole region of Spisz as far as the Tatras. From Trzy Korony the yellow trail continues down to Sromowce Ni¿ne, where you can hop over the river to Czerwony Klasztor, have a bite to eat and then take a raft back to Szczawnica relaxing on the way. The length of the rafting route is 18 km, and the time is approx. 2 hours 20 minutes (the stage between K¹ty and Szczawnica). Detailed information on rafting can be found at www.flisacy.com.pl website, unfortunately, only small part of it is available in English.

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    Pieniny Road

    by betako3 Written Aug 8, 2010
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    Pieniñska Droga (Pieniny Road) is one of the most picturesque roads in Poland. It goes through the Dunajec River Gorge in the heart of Pieniñski Park Narodowy. What’s interesting, for most part the road goes along the Polish-Slovakian border - which is on the river, connecting Szczawnica on the Polish side with Czerwony Klasztor on the Slovakian side. It is over 10km long and is closed to motor traffic, so you can either cover it on foot, which takes approximately over 2 hours or rent a bike, which is a more comfortable and pleasant option. The views along the way are spectacular, with the river meandering, closed between steep mountain walls overgrown with forest, naked white at places. Along the road there are numerous benches where you can sit and contemplate the views and watch the rafters going from Sromowce to Szczawnica or even further. At the end of the route you’re awarded with the clear view of Trzy Korony (Three Crowns), a popular, characteristic triple peak in the Pieniny mountains. The old disused monastery – Czerwony Klasztor (Slovakian: Èervený Kláštor), situated at the foot of the mountain at the end of Pieniñska Droga is a perfect resting spot. You can have a drink and a meal in the restaurant ‘Pod Lipami’ on the premises of the monastery or at one of the food stalls at the entrance.
    More photos at: http://www.szczawnica.na-pulpit.pl/index-czerwony-klasztor.html
    http://www.szczawnica.na-pulpit.pl/index-pieninska-droga.html

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    Mineral Water Drink House (Plac Dietla)

    by betako3 Written Aug 8, 2010
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    Pijalnia Wód Mineralnych (Mineral Water Drink House) is situated in Plac Dietla, next to Cafe Helenka. Here you can get water from a few different mineral springs in Szczawnica. There's a special counter with a few different taps and a lady bahind will serve you a cup of water you choose. Price: 1.3 - 1.6 PLN a cup. Different waters treat different ailments so try to find out which is best for you beforehand. There's a special booklet with information about it on the counter, but I'm not sure if it's in any other language except Polish.

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    Plac Dietla

    by betako3 Written Aug 8, 2010
    Plac Dietla: Mineral Water House

    Plac Dietla is a culmination of Ulica Zdrojowa (Spa street). It is interesting for its history and architecture. Two names behind the place are Józef Szalay and Józef Dietl. Szalay was the owner of Szczawnica from 1839 to1876, who saw its potential as a spa and who gradually built all necessary infrastructure. Most buildings surrounding Plac Dietla were built by Szalay. Jozef Dietl, on the other hand, was a doctor, a university professor and a great promoter of
    balneology in Poland - the practice of using natural mineral spring water for the treatment and cure of disease. An obelisk commemorating his work can be found at the entrance to the square.
    The original, 19th century buildings surrounding the square bring to mind Swiss architecture, and they were to set an example for other spas in Poland. Today, you can find there among others a museum of Szczawnica and a mineral water spring house, where you can buy water from six different springs.
    Panoramic view of Dietla square: http://galeria-zdjec.pl/panorama-360-szczawnica-plac-dietla.html

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    Halka shopping centre

    by betako3 Written Aug 8, 2010

    Wherever you go you’re are bound to pass this place. This is a little square along the main street (ulica G³ówna) in Szczawnica, next to Halka shopping centre, opposite the chairlift station taking tourists up to Palenica peak. A little down the road there’s a small bus or rather van station, from where you can easily get to the most popular tourist destinations, like Jaworki, Kroœcienko, etc.

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    On The Palenica Hill...

    by coceng Written May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : Palenica Hill Views !

    On The Palenica Hill, we could see excellent views over Szczawnica !
    I took many photos ! The views over Szczawnica village down below look stunning in my photos !
    If you have the time, do go up The Palenica Hill; By walking, climbing up or just take the hanging chair, just like I did !

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    Going Up !

    by coceng Updated May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : On Palenica Hill

    I finally reached the top of Palenica Hill.
    There's a small theme park on top there but no people maybe because too early in the morning.
    Look at the rolling hills in the background ! They are The Pieniny Mountain Range !Next you would see the views on The Palenica Hill & also my photos while hanging on the chair GOING DOWN !

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    Going Up !

    by coceng Written May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : Up Palenica Hill

    These are the photos GOING UP for me on Palenica Hill.
    I even had the time to look behind me; Not a good thing to do while sitting on a hanging chair going up !
    Anyway, the ground below looked further down & the hill could be climbed on our feet anyway. I chose not too...Maybe Marek could do that but not me !

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    Going Up !

    by coceng Written May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : Up Palenica Hill

    These are the photos GOING UP for me on Palenica Hill.
    Then, I glanced to my left & saw the amazing view over Szczawnica !
    The sun was shining brightly & the houses look more amazing that way !

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    Going Up !

    by coceng Written May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : Up Palenica Hill

    These are the photos GOING UP for me on Palenica Hill.
    Hhmm, lovely view I thought ! You can see the green trees around the hill & also the hanging chairs but nobody was on them at that time ! I had the moment all to myself !

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    Going Up !

    by coceng Written May 24, 2004
    Szczawnica : Up Palenica Hill

    These are the photos GOING UP for me on Palenica Hill.
    Bought the ticket & on the hanging chair I went ! I captured the few photos below while hanging, y'see.
    First I glanced to my right, another hanging chair passing me by...

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