Vysoke Tatry Things to Do

  • Popradske pleso
    Popradske pleso
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  • on a path to The Symbolic Cemetary
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    Destination or basic point of hiking

    by katamorgana Updated May 2, 2013

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    Popradske pleso
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    High Tatras are rich of amazing mountain lakes. One of them Popradské pleso can be a destination of easy hiking or a basic point for more exacting hiking or climbing.
    We decided reach this beautiful place from Strbske pleso by a red line hiking path. Less than 1 and 1/2 hour spent by walking in coniferous forest is especially pleasant in hot Summer days.
    In the main point of the hike tourists can refresh themself in a restaurant.
    For the way down to the Popradske pleso railway station by the blue line I can recommend to turn to the short yellow line and vist The symbolic cemetery dedicated to victims of mountains.
    The electric train from Popradske pleso station takes you back to Strbske pleso or to another destination.

    A good map of higing paths in Slovakia: http://mapy.hiking.sk/?ref=navigator
    Info about Electric railways of Tatry
    http://imhd.zoznam.sk/tatry/gallery-media/update/6255/28th-may-2012.html?#85148-425-952-9-route-183-Novy-Smokovec

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    maybe watching Northern Lights

    by katamorgana Updated Nov 26, 2012

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    Lomnicky stit is the second highest peak in Slovakia. Amazing view from the top is the main reason why to go there. You can book an accomodation too http://www.vt.sk/accommodation/night-on-lomnicky-peak/en/winter/. If you are lucky, you can watch Northern Lights from this place too.
    You can get there by a few ways: hike or by an aerial tramway to Sklanate pleso and then go by another aerial tram or climbing with a guide to the top of Lomnicky stit.
    You have to buy the ticket form Skalnate pleso to Lomnicky stit in advance.

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    Drive along Cesta Slobody - Road of Freedom

    by evaanna Updated Dec 18, 2008

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    Cesta Slobody is a great scenic route encircling the Tatras from the east and the south.
    Starting at Lysa Polana, it goes via Tatranska Javorina, Podspady, Zdiar, Tatranska Kotlina, Kezmarske Zlaby, Tatranska Lomnica, Stary Smokovec, Tatranska Polianka, Vysne Hagy, Strbske Pleso up to Podbanske.
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    View from Prince Hohenlohe's manor house

    by evaanna Updated Sep 2, 2008

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    View onto the Tatras from Prince Hohenlohe's manor
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    You absolutely mustn't miss it. Not many places offer such great views of the High Tatras without the necessity of any exhausting hiking. Here you can come in your car if you want. The day the picture was taken was a cloudy one so you can see only the Belianske Tatras with the mountain you probably recognise by now - yes, it's Muran mentioned in my other tips. On a clear day you can see even as far as L'adovy Stit. A wonderful spot and easily accessible.

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    The hunting grounds of Prince Hohenlohe

    by evaanna Updated Sep 2, 2008

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    The shooting lodge of Prince Hohenlohe, Javorina
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    This is an absolute must-see if you are visiting Javorina. Standing on a hill just above the village there is a wooden manor house with hunting motifs built by Prince Kristian Kraft Hohenlohe, who became the lord of this estate in 1879 with the intention to live and hold his hunting parties there. To make them more interesting, he even imported some bisons, alpine ibexes and Caucasian deer, but they could not adapt to the new conditions so his project fell through. He sold his manor and land to the state in 1936 and since then the house, which the local people call a palace, has been used by Slovakian statesmen and other celebrities for representative and entertainment purposes. But most of the time it stands empty with just a caretaker living in it and is well-worth visiting for the wonderful views of the Tatras that it offers. We would often sit on its steps, with the wooden stag heads on the walls above us, watching the sunset. But when we arrived there this year we found a notice forbidding access to the manor. We did find a way though to see the view again without coming close to the house, where they have now installed CCTV cameras.

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    Golf in Velka Lomnica (Vysoke Tatry area)

    by kacka Updated May 13, 2007

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    just a really good tip for everyone who likes and plays golf or just look for higher standard of place to stay! A really nice golf course BLACK STORK(18 holes; 27 is planned this year) is located just few km from Vysoke Tatry, about 5km from the city of Poprad (where aquapark is located:www.aquacityresort.com), in Velka Lomnica.
    Beautiful scenery, high quality services (4star Hotel International, sauna, whirpool etc) and professional golf course!
    ENJOY !

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    Golf in Velka Lomnica (Vysoke Tatry area)

    by kacka Written Apr 26, 2007
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    Hey,
    just a really good tip for everyone who likes and plays golf! A really nice golf course called BLACK STORK (18 holes; 27 is planned this year) is located just few kms from Vysoke Tatry, about 5kms from the city of Poprad (in Poprad- an aquapark is located: www.aquacityresort.com), in Velka Lomnica. Beautiful scenery, high quality services are offered (4star Hotel International, sauna, whirpool etc) and professional golf course!
    Very good place for business as well.

    ENJOY !

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    Visit Zapadne Tatry

    by nina_z Written Aug 16, 2006

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    Lakes in Zapadne Tatry
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    Zapadne Tatry is a a mountain range a bit west of Vysoke Tatry. That's actually their name, "zapadne" means west. They are worth the visit if you like hiking as there are many beautiful treks there, most of them harder than the ones in Vysoke Tatry and with outstanding views. Just get a map and get hiking. Some of the best routes are a tour around the lakes (an easy trek), trek to Ostry Rohac or Banikov (both quite hard tours with chains on the top of the mountains to aid you up). You can stay in Zuberec or Habovka. Zuberec is a nice small village with typical wooden houses. From the other side you can stay in Liptovsky Mikulas, a town with an aquapark.

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    Cable car up to Lomnicky stit

    by nina_z Written Aug 9, 2006

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    Do this on a nice weather day wtihout clouds for an amazing view. The cable car leaves from Tatranska Lomnica and takes you up to Skalnate pleso where you have to change the cable car ad this one will take you steeply up to Lomnicky stit.

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    Aquacity

    by nina_z Written Aug 9, 2006

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    The aquacity in Poprad is a good idea if you want to take a rest after hiking or skiing in the mountains. They have 2 hot outdoor pools, another one indoor with jacuzzis, a big indoor swimming pool and a spa world with saunas and other attractions, also water slides for kids.

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    Mountain climbing

    by nina_z Written Aug 9, 2006

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    If you're an experienced climber you'll find many excellent routes here. Check with the mountain rescue team in Stary Smokovec on which routes are not advised due to weather or other conditions or just to check difficulty. You can hire a mountain guide for climbing too.

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    Skiing

    by nina_z Written Aug 9, 2006

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    There are a number of ski resorts in Vysoke Tatry ranging from beginner's to difficult slopes. For the average skiers or families I'd recommend Hrebienok (cable car up from Stary Smokovec) or one of the lower slopes on Štrbské pleso. For the advanced skiers there are good slopes at Štrbské pleso, Skalnaté pleso - Tatranská Lomnica, Jamy. The season starts here in December and ends March-mid April.

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    Hiking

    by nina_z Written Aug 9, 2006

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    Just get a map of Vysoke Tatry, don't forget good outdoor gear and head out on a tour. Whether you're up for something easy or for a whole day trip you'll find everything here. Several of my tips: a hike up to one of the mountain chalets (in Slovaka = chata) - Teryho chata, Chata na Rysoch, Sliezsky dom, Bilikova chata, Chata pri Zelenom plese, Zbojnicka chata... Beautiful hikes to peaks: Rysy, Polsky Hreben, Vychodna Vysoka, Krivan... and many more. If not sure about the difficulty consult with the mountain rescue who are based in Stary Smokovec or you can even hire a guide. The tallest peak - Gerlachovsky stit is only accessible with a guide. Health travel insurance is a must or in case of accident you'll be charged for all the costs.

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    Mountain trail to L'adovy Stit

    by evaanna Updated Jan 25, 2006

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    View from Sedielko, at the foot of L'adovy Stit

    This trail is a difficult one mainly because of its length. To get from Polana pod Muran'om to the pass directly beneath L'adovy Stit (the Ice Peak) you need at least five hours one way. The summit itself can only be climbed with a local guide, but even the view from the pass, called Sedielko (2372 m a.s.l.), is magnificent on a clear day.
    As you walk to it along the valley for a long time you are accompanied by the Javorinka stream. Then the trail turns into a rocky path and starts climbing up, steeply at places, the spruce is replaced by dwarf mountain pine wood, later to give way to just moss in the higher parts. It gets cold even on a summer day, but you hardly feel it as the sun is burning your face. You are in the High Tatras! You feel free and on top of the world, but maybe also exhausted. Time to go back, another three or four hours. You can take a different route now if you wish. See my next tip.
    For more pictures of this trail see the travelogue.

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    Javorina - a little gateway to the great mountains

    by evaanna Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    View of Javorina and the High Tatras

    Javorina is a tiny village around 3 km away from the Polish - Slovakian border crossing at Lysa Polana. The road goes down quite steeply all the way to the village so don't try walking with your heavy rucksack in the opposite direction to get to Poland. Take a bus instead. The local people mostly earn their living working for the TANAP, the Tatransky National Park, there is little income from tourists there. Only a few people let out rooms to tourists - look for the notice 'Privat'. There is a small shop in the village, which, like the post office, closed at 3 pm. when we went there a few years ago. There is also a bar, no village could do without it, which used to serve hot meals, but when we were there last, concentrated on what Poles, the most frequent visitors here, needed most - all kinds of alcohols, which are cheaper in Slovakia than in Poland. But they also sell other foodstuffs, so if you are back from a long hike in the mountains, hungry and thirsty, you can count on them. It used to be closed on one day a week though. Can't remember but promise to find out if it was Saturday or Wednesday.

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