Stunning Zakopane! Southern Poland’s Tatras Mountains

Poland, Zakopane Guide (B): Stunning Zakopane! Southern Poland’s Tatras Mountains

Situated at the foot of the Polish Tatra Mountains and with over a century-old tradition of skiing, Zakopane is Poland’s “Winter Capital” so expect loads of skiing, snowboarding, cross-country activities, walking trails, and breathtaking vistas!

Passing through a few Slavic countries and spreading over more than a thousand kilometres are the Carpathian Mountains. And, situated in the middle massive arch of the Carpathian is the Tatra Mountains, which host the highest peak: Gerlach at 2,654 metres above sea level.

The gorgeous Tatrzański National Park is only a few kilometres out of Zakopane and another reason why this area is so popular with all tourists.

The 3-carriage train (14PLN ‘Promotion fare’ – usually 18PLN) from Kraków for the 3.5-hour trip to Zakopane is old with hard plastic seats, but the heating works well.

Several locals including the lady selling us the ticket advise to take the bus as it’s about 2 hours and “better” for European standards. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Stunning Zakopane! Southern Poland’s Tatras Mountains
Guide Location: Poland » Zakopane
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Tatrzański National Park   Tourist Information   Dolina Strążyska   Brzozowa Apartamenty   Stek Chalupa   Roma   Tesco   Biedronka   Sklep Żabka  
Author: Nilla Palmer
Read it on author's website: https://imageearthtravel.com/2016/02/07/stunning-zakopane-southern-polands-tatras-mountains/