Have you ever heard about the Tatra Mountains? Located 2 hours drive from Kraków Tatras are the highest Polish mountains. Only one-quarter of the range belongs to Poland territory, 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.
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.
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!