Winter in Tatra Mountains

Have you ever heard about Tatra Mountains? Located 2 hours drive from Kraków Tatras are the highest Polish mountains. Only one quarter of the range belongs to Poland teritory, the rest lies in Slovakia. The highest Polish peak is Mount Rysy, which rises to 2499 m. However, the most distinctive mountain is Giewont, which is known affectionately as the Sleeping Knight. The legend says that he will awake when Poland is in danger and defend the country.

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View from the peak of Beskid 2012 m

The town of Zakopane is the most significant mountain resort in this area and it’s often called the winter capital of Poland. The overall nature of the Tatra Mountains, together with their easy accessibility, makes them a favorite with tourists who comes there from all over the world.

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Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland

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Tatra Mountains range seen from Kasprowy Wierch 1987 m

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Giewont Mountain is called The Sleeping Knight becouse of folk legend and its shape resebles a lying human

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Distinctive wooden architecture of Podhale region

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Sheeps seen from our appartment window

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Świnica Mountain 2301 m

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Me on the top of Beskid 2012 m

In my opinion Tatras are quite similar to Vienna’s Local Mountains but much more crowded to be honest. Although it’s still wonderful hiking area to discover, definitely worth seeing!

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