Poland’s year-round showcase
There are places that become the icon of a particular city or even an entire country. In Poland, several such areas can also be singled out. One of the most popular places that can act as a showcase for our country is undoubtedly Zakopane.
The natural beauty of Zakopane
Probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Zakopane is the mountains. No wonder. After all, it is the largest city next to the Tatra Mountains. Everyone who enjoys admiring the views will find something for themselves. There are gentle hills and high mountains, which should satisfy all amateurs of climbing. It is in the Tatra Mountains that the highest peak in Poland, Rysy (2499 m), is located. Apart from this, there are also many other natural sites. You can consider Giewont, Kasprowy Wierch or Świnica Peaks as such.
If you are looking for gentler places to climb, the trails leading to Sarnia Skała should be an ideal option. What’s more, they also offer beautiful views. The same goes for the Valley of Five Ponds (Dolina Pięciu Stawów). These are great places for mountain hikers who are not exposed to such areas on a daily basis. Staying in the category of gentle mountain trails, one cannot fail to mention the Wielka Kopieniec. It is a place where you can go at any time of the year. The biggest and indisputable advantage is the beautiful view of the West Tatras, and because of the gentle trails, you can go on a hike together with your children.
Another classic site is Morskie Oko. At any time of year, tourists head to the mountains to see the lake surrounded by mountains and trees. There is an amazing atmosphere all around and the way to the destination leads through picturesque landscapes. Mountain hiking enthusiasts are sure to be delighted with a trip to Morskie Oko.
It is impossible not to mention the classic landmark that is Gubałówka. It is a characteristic hill from which you can admire the magnificent scenery. It is possible to get to Gubałówka on foot, but the main attraction is the opportunity to take a funicular railway ride.
Cultural beauty of Zakopane
Zakopane is not only mountain trails and forests, it is much more than that. Let’s start with the fact that Zakopane is probably the place where we can most easily get original oscypek, made the traditional way. It is worth remembering that the name “oscypek” can only be used to refer to cheese produced in shepherd’s huts from May to October.
A classic place to visit is Krupówki, one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Poland. There you will find many food outlets, souvenir shops, the Tatra Museum or the Neo-Romanesque Holy Family Parish Church. All these elements add up to a wonderful atmosphere that you will remember for a long time.
The town and its surroundings offer much more. Ski jumping fans can see the Wielka Krokiew – the famous ski jump where the Polish Ski Jumping Championships are held. In the past, it has also hosted World Championships and other competitions in this category. What’s more, Wielka Krokiew turns into a huge slide for tourists. Anyone can take a pontoon, slide down it and then receive a slide certificate as a souvenir.
For those who like to visit museums and other historical sites, there are also many places of interest. In addition to the Tatra Museum and the Church of the Holy Family, mentioned earlier, there is plenty to see. There are many more waiting for you. Interesting sites include the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Jaszczurówka, Villa Oksza, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, or the Karol Szymanowski Museum. There are many more objects of this type in Zakopane.
Tours to Zakopane
Organising a trip can be difficult. Especially when you are given a lot of information and have to decide yourself what you want to see and when. Fortunately, many trips are organised by companies that know exactly how to plan a tour. And one such company is SeeKrakow.
When you decide on our trip, you receive a prepared itinerary. We have selected attractions that are classic points to tick off during a trip to Zakopane. The price of the trip includes round-trip transport, a cable car ride to and from Gubałówka, a tasting of original oscypek in a shepherd’s hut, and admission to Villa Koliba, which is part of the Tatra Museum. Free time is also planned so that everyone can experience the atmosphere of Gubałówka and Krupówki in their own way.
For more information about our tour, please see our offer page. We are also happy to answer your questions, so feel free to contact us by e-mail. Write to us at this address: [email protected].