The world-renowned Zakopane

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Visit the highest located city in Poland. It offers lots of activities no matter what season it is. Zakopane known as the winter capital of Poland and it’s the biggest city near the picturesque Tatra Mountains.

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If you like skiing, snowboarding or sledging and you’re thinking of spending your winter vacation in southern Poland, Zakopane is a must. This beautiful city is located close to many ski slopes where both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders can spend many hours having fun.


There are many tourist routes in the area around Zakopane. In the beautiful Tatra mountains your find lots of space for long hiking trips and shorter walks. Don’t forget to take deep breaths. The mountain air is very healthy for your body and soul. All those who enjoy hiking and walking should visit the Tatrański National Park where they can hide in the flourishing nature and forget about the stressful big city life.


When booking hotel, we recommend you to choose a room overlooking the mountains. If you do so, you can admire the mountain top Wielki Giewont that looks like a hefty giant guarding the city and its inhabitants.

If you like taking pictures of stunning landscapes and beautiful small lakes, you ought to go for a hiking trip to Morskie Oko (Sea Eye), the biggest lake in the Tatra mountains. Surrounded by peaked mountain tops and rare plats (e.g. mountain pines and Swiss pines) Morskie Oko is a real pearl among the barren rocks.


If you start to feel that your leg muscles are exhausted after all the hiking trips, walks and skiing, you might want to go to the Krupówki street, Zakopane’s main street. If you like strolling down the Oxford Street in London, you won’t be disappointed. Here in the Krupówki street you find everything from traditional restaurants, fashion boutiques and night clubs.


Zakopane is a city where you can spend a month without being bored for a second. Visiting Poland’s biggest winter paradise is a great idea.

How do you get to Zakopane? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Kraków or Katowice and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly in this picturesque town. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Region: Małopolskie.

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