Poland has been blessed with immense natural resources, one of its biggest attractions is the spectacular views of Tatra mountains which is the highest mountains in this part of Europe.
⛰ The Tatra Mountains stretches from Slovakia into Romania via Hungary, Poland and Ukraine, of which about 180 square kilometers lie within Poland are called the Tatra National Park that is the highest Polish mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains.
🏞 Tatra National Park is located in southern Poland, in the Małopolska region, right on the border with Slovakia. As a biosphere reserve designated by UNESCO in 1992, Tatra National Park boasts thousands of plant species and is a natural habitat of endemic animal species, such as the Tatra chamois, marmot, bear, lynx, wildcat and wolf. In addition to the rich and varied flora and fauna, the peculiar geological landscape construction also makes it an ideal destination for photographers.
🚞 Visitors could first head to the city of Zakopane, which is the closest and popular settlement under the Tatra Mountains. As a gateway to the national park, Zakopane is also an attractive city for visiting and staying, it would be a wonderful experience for you to live in lovely chalets, to taste traditional Highland cuisines and shopping for traditional leather Highland shoes and socks.
All the best places to visit in Tatra Mountains！
🚠 Enjoy spectacular views at the peak of Kasprowy Wierch
Kasprowy Wierch (1987 m asl) is a must-visit attraction in the Tatra Mountains because there is a cable railway from Kuźnice to the very peak of the mountain. the whole trip runs through the area of the Tatra National Park and it only takes about 15 minutes. Once you arrive at the peak, you could directly climb to the meteorological observatory which is the highest-located building in Poland. At a height of almost 2,000 m above sea level, you can admire the breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras over the Slovakian side and overlook the peaks of the Polish High Tatra mountains and the whole of Podhale region.
🏞 Discover the largest lake in the Tatra Mountains
Morskie Oko lake, which means “Eye of the Sea” in English, is the largest lake in the Tatra Mountains. Gaze into Lake Morskie Oko and admire the reflection of the highest polish peak (Rysy, reaching 2,503 m) on the surface. This blue-green alpine lake is truly a wonder of nature, which is formed during the sculpting processes of the last ice age, in which you can easily find trout through the clear water.
🏔 Hiking to Five Lakes Valley
As its name suggests, there is 5 lakes located in the Valley, including one of the deepest Tatra lake – Wielki Staw Polski (The Great Polish Lake). Five Lakes Valley has lots of hiking trails with the most beautiful scenery, which is perfect for families with children to visit in the summer time. On your way to Five Lakes Valley, you can find the largest waterfall in Poland – The Siklawa, which is about 65 meters high. If you get tired, Five Lakes Valley mountain hut would be a perfect place for you to take a rest and meet lots of interesting people. They also provide delicious food to help keep your energy up and relieve fatigue. Don’t forget to stop by here.
🎶 Stroll around the Krupowki Street
Krupowki Street is the most popular street In Zakopane, where there is a peculiar market of the city and its central point. Walking along the street you can find many traditional highlander items to buy, such as clothes and souvenirs, but also some traditional snacks to eat. In addition, there is many cultural activities you can join in, like the most famous International Festival of Highland Folklore which is held in the second half of August. During the festival, highlanders from all over the world get together here, the whole town is filled with lively music and dancing.