Good starting point to the mountains
Need some more renovation of streets.
In a nutshell
The gateway to the beautiful Tatra mountains
Cycling around the Tatra
We did a great cycling trip around the Tatra Mountains starting from Zakopane!Going around the Tatras on a bike is a proposition for those who already have some experience in cycling and are convinced about their own physical abilities. Why? Because the distance of this trip...
One-day hiking trips in the Polish Tatras
The Tatra Mountains are perfect for one-day hikes. You will find there simple routs suitable for short walks with children as well as medium and very difficult trail requiring abilities and experience. You just need to choose a route – it is good to check the maps and...
Visiting Tatra Mountains in spring
Spring in the mountains is not like in the lowlands - you may still find lots of snow in their higher parts. Very often those are the best snow condition for alpine touring. Visiting mountains that time you must be prepared for low temperature, snowfall as well as...
Hiking trip to Sanctuary in the Tatra Mountains
HISTORY. Wiktorówki is the Mother of God who takes care of the place and the people visiting Her. In 1860, Our Lady appeared to the call of a young girl being in need named Mary - shepherdess had lost her sheep in the fog. Thanks to the Mother of God the herd was found. Mary...
Backcountry skiing around Zakopane
More and more I enjoy backcountry skiing! Of course the begginings are difficult and you feel strange with heels free all the time. But after a while you appreciate that the equipement is so light! It is a perfect option for those who are tired with crowds at downhill areas...
Alpine touring in the Tatra Mountains
I am a great fan of alpine touring and I try to do it as often as it is possible. It is getting more and more popular in Polish Tatra Mountains. The Tatra National Park allows skiers to follow almost all walking paths in the mountains. There are also some special ski trails...
Every season of the year is good to observe chamois but the best time for it is a sunny autumn. Then you can meet big herds of this animals formed before the mating season.Chamois can be easly found in the highest parts of the Tatra Mountains. Very often they feed close to...
Skiing on Kasprowy Wierch
One of my favourite places for downhill skiing in Poland is Kasprowy Wierch in the Polish Tatra Mountains. It has some advantages that other places lack.First of all a beautiful view from the top... You can see many of the highest peaks of the Polish and Slovakian Tatras....
3 Reviews and 57 Opinions Great stay in summer 07. Would recomment this highly. We agree with the other comments about...
1 Review and 59 Opinions We didn't actually stay in this place - but we popped into the bar on a stormy night for a few...
Gospoda Polska Kolibecka: Mhm....yummy :)
I love the restaurant because:- they have home-like food, - nice atmosphere - the place is very cozy,- it is close to the mountains - you can go there after hiking or skiing in Kasprowy area,- you never leave it hungry :)- it is not expensive.Please, be careful - dishes are...
Pstrag Gorski: Fresh Fish a speciality!
We read about this place in both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide-recommended for its fish- grilled trout/salmon and sea fish!This is a self -service restaurant, but not as we know it!!!!to be continued....Open Daily 09.00 - 22.00 hrs
How to get to Zakopane, Tatra Mountains
The most popular way to get to Zakopane is road from Cracow called Zakopianka. It is 102 km long and it takes approximately 1,5-2 hours to travel it by car. It's first part is an international road number 7 and second part a national road number 47. In the rush hours and on...
While plentiful taxis will whisk you to just about anywhere, they're a bad value when you consider the availability of mini-buses. While there are no public local buses, private mini-buses abound. Most depart from the tourist office across the street from the long-haul bus...
jewelry store: Regional woman's jewelry
You will find it in shops with traditional highland outfit e.g. in Poronin village. It is also sold in jewelery stores in Zakopane on Krupówki street.
Highland women in Podhale region, like many women in the world, like to attire themselves. The most beautiful and most...
Krupówki 29 Fashion Street: Krupówki
I do not know a tourist that does not love shopping while on vacation. Thus, like every other tourist I shopped till I dropped in Zakopane!!! And man did I find a good street. Krupówki is the place to be. Hundreds of sweet little shops from jewelry, to art galleries, to...
Everywhere you turn in zakopane there are cheese stalls called Oscypiki. Oscypiki is a smoked sheep’s cheese and is produced exclusively in the Tatra mountain area of Poland. The stalls that sell it are found all over in Zakopane and along side the roads in the area. The...
Kasprowy Wierch Ticket Con Artists
Lines for the Kasprowy Wierch gondola can be really long! While in line, you may be approched by random groups of people offering to sell you their tickets! DON'T BUY IT! They usualy work in pairs, often times innocent looking couples, and the scheme works like this. They'll...
How to enjoy Zakopane
I've holidayed in Zakopane 6 times now so I know a bit about it, and I've made sure I speak enough Polish to get by, which other foreigners would do well to try. Yes, Zakopane main street is a tourist trap, with stalls all selling the same wooden knick-knacks and sheep's...
Rynias - settlement hidden in woods
Rynias is a hamlet (a small settlement in a rural area) hidden on a glade in a middle of a forest and offering a beautiful panorama of Slovak and Polish Tatras. You can distinguish many famous peaks like Hawrań, Lodowy, Gierlach (the highest Carpathian peak) and the...
Jewish cemeteries close to Tatra Mountains
I felt like a real explorer! Looking through a guidebook I came across an information about a Jewish cemetery in Podwilk in Orava region. Perfect destination for a short trip! Together with Andrzej we decided to find it. Comaparing instructions from a guidebook with a map we...
Wooden church in Trybsz
St. Elizabeth's Church in Trybsz is a part of the Wooden Architecture Route in Małopolska Region (Lesser Poland). It probably arose in 1567 funded by the local peasants or a head of a rural subdivision. The church was built using log construction with the walls, as well...
Explore Deeper into Zakopane
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