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The iconic Tatra Mountains

The Tatra mountains are an iconic location with their own breathtaking sights, outdoor adventures, and local customs and traditions.  The rocky peaks reach between 2,000 to 5,000 thousand feet with the highest Rysy peak towering at over 8,000 feet.

Rugged, glacier-formed valleys with deep gleaming lakes adorn the highest parts of the mountains. The limestone sections of the Tatra range are peppered with grottoes and caves. With a length of almost 15 miles the Wielka Śnieżna cave is the longest, largest, and deepest cavern in Poland.

The Tatra National Park is a beautiful and natural home to the amazingly abundant local flora and fauna. This is the only habitat of chamois and marmots in Poland. The vibrant culture, rich traditions, and original cuisine of the highlanders living at the foothills of the Tatra inspire to discover and learn more about this most fascinating region of Poland.

Zakopane is the undisputed winter capital of Poland. Located in a pictorial mountain valley, Zakopane is surrounded by striking peaks of the Tatras. Meticulously maintained ski slopes of varying difficulty attract skiers of all ages and levels. The best skiing grounds are found around the region of Mt. Kasprowy Wierch. The Kasprowy Wierch summit is reachable by a 20-minute cable car ride. The slopes of Mt. Kasprowy Wierch are equipped with chairlifts leading to exceptional skiing trails.

Zakopane’s main shopping street Krupówki is lined up with highlander souvenir stores, food stalls, restaurants, and bars making it a quite popular venue for sopping and nightlife.

Additional skiing is also available on the slopes of Mt. Gubałówka, Nosal, and the Polana Szymszkowa. Bukowina Tatrzańska, Białka Tatrzańska, and Poronin are popular holiday spots close to Zakopane. Their gentle slopes are equipped with many ski lifts and picturesque, well-prepared skiing trails.

Visiting Poland during winter can turn into a snowy adventure on the Tatra’s slopes or a shopping spree in the market stalls of Zakopane.  Either way, breathtaking views of snow-capped summits will forever beacon those seeking something extra from their Poland vacation.

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