15 min

The chairlift to Wielka Krokiew

Zakopane
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The chairlift to Wielka Krokiew is a year-round two-section chairlift with 2-seater chairs, located in Zakopane, as part of the Wielka Krokiew ski jump. Stanisław Marusarz. It is mainly used to transport to the top of the hill the competitors participating in ski jumping competitions, such as: World Cup, Continental Cup, Summer Grand Prix or Polish Ski Jumping Championships. The current lift was built by LST Loipolder Lenggries from Germany – it is 356.8 m long, the altitude difference is 133 m, its capacity is 608 people / h and it has 50 chairs. A trip by chairlift to the very top of Wielka Krokiew and a glance from the in-run will allow you to imagine what the competitors sitting on the starting beam during the competition feel before the jump. The railway operator is the Central Sports Center.

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10 min

The funicular railway to Gubałówka

Na Gubałówkę, Zakopane
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The funicular railway to Gubałówka is a year-round funicular railway from Zakopane to Gubałówka, to the Spisko-Gubałowskie Foothills, operated by Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A. It was built at the request of the Tourism Promotion League, as the second in Poland, after the funicular railway „Góra Parkowa” in Krynica-Zdrój, it was launched in 1938, and the last modernization was completed in 2001. The manufacturer of the first wagons was Von Roll Berno from Switzerland, and now Garaventa and Mostostal Czechowice. It is a two-car railway, on one track with a passing loop in the middle of the route. Modern carriages with a glass roof allow you to admire the panorama of the Tatra Mountains. The carriages, holding about 120 people, pass each other halfway, which is an additional tourist attraction for both children and adults. It takes less than 4 minutes to climb the mountain and overcome the 300 m difference in altitude.

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20 min

The cableway to Kasprowy Wierch

Kuźnice 14, Zakopane
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The cableway to Kasprowy Wierch is a year-round cableway from Kuźnice to the top of Kasprowy Wierch in the Tatra Mountains, entirely running through the area of the Tatra National Park, operated by Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A. The initiator of the construction of the railway was the then president of the Polish Ski Association and the deputy minister of transport  Eng. Aleksander Bobkowski, and it was put into use in 1936. It is the only high-mountain cableway in Poland, connecting Kuźnice with the peak of Kasprowy Wierch. It operates all year round and can take from 30 to 60 people. The trip by train provides an unforgettable experience, although it takes only a dozen or so minutes. The almost 4.3 km long route has two sections (tourists change at Myślenickie Turnie). Thanks to the panoramic shafts of the cable car and the height, the Tatra nature and mountain surroundings are at your fingertips. The cable car takes you to the upper station, located 25 meters below the Kasprowy peak, where there is also a restaurant and a small shop, and next to it there is a meteorological observatory building, operating here for almost 80 years  these are the two highest buildings in Poland.

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180 min

Giewont

Zakopane
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Giewont is a mountain massif in the Western Tatras, rising at an altitude of 1894 m above sea level. and 2.7 km long. Its main peak, Wielki Giewont, is usually considered the highest peak of the Western Tatras, located entirely in Poland. It towers over Zakopane and is perfectly visible from there. The Giewont Massif is located in the northern ridge of Kopa Kondracka, between the Bystra Valley, the Kondratowa Valley, the Mała Łąka Valley and the Strążyska Valley, and it consists of three parts: Wielki Giewont (1894 m), Mały Giewont (1739 m) and Długi Giewont (1868 m). On the Wielki Giewont there is an iron cross, 15 m high, both attracting crowds of tourists and pilgrims, and being a particularly dangerous object in the event of a storm. The shape of the summit from the north (Zakopane) resembles a „sleeping knight”  according to legends, the knights of king Bolesław the Brave sleep under the Tatra Mountains, ready to wake up as soon as Poland is in danger. For many Poles, Giewont is a symbol of the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane.

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120 min

Nosal

Zakopane
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Nosal is a mountain peak in the Western Tatras, located at an altitude of 1206 m above sea level, above Kuźnice, between the Bystra Valley and the Olczyska Valley. The name of the mountain comes from the shape of the nose-like rocks on the northwest side. It offers a beautiful panorama of the Tatra peaks and Zakopane. The crossing of the entire ridge of Nosal takes only 1.5 hours. This hill is commonly associated with the legendary „K” route – the most difficult ski run in Poland (unfortunately closed for several seasons). In 1974, the Men's Alpine Ski World Cup was played here. Nosal was also very popular with mountaineers, and in its western walls, falling down to the Bystra Valley, there are about 30 climbing routes, which are currently not accessible. In the north-west slope of Nosal there is also the cave „Dziura pod Nosalem”, inaccessible to tourists.

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180 min

Aqua Park Zakopane

Jagiellońska 31, Zakopane
Culture

Aqua Park Zakopane is an interesting tourist attraction with an entertainment character, situated in the capital of the Polish Tatra Mountains. The complex offers indoor and outdoor pools, and the thermal swimming pools are filled with geothermal water after filtration and treatment. The outdoor pool, providing a wonderful view of the mountains, has a relaxing and therapeutic character, the water temperature of 32°C makes it possible to use them even in winter, and the unique composition of thermal water causes that this bath not only relaxes and relaxes, but also supports the processes treatment. Indoor pools include a swimming pool, relaxation pool and a paddling pool for children. The biggest attraction of the park are two two-tube slides: the green one, 166.5 m long, 16.7 m high and the maximum descent speed 26 km / h; and a red (smaller)  with a length of 106 m, height of 12 m and a maximum speed of 26 km / h. The other three slides have the following dimensions: length 26 m and height 2.3 m; length 10 m and height 4.3 m; length 10.5 m and height 4.3 m.

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40 min

Villa „Oksza”

Władysława Zamoyskiego 25, Zakopane
Culture

Villa „Oksza” is a residential building in the Zakopane style, designed in 1894-1895 by Stanisław Witkiewicz, and erected in 1896. Since 2006, it is the seat of the branch of the Tatra Mountains Museum. Tytus Chałubiński, where the Gallery of 20th Century Art is located. Initially, this building was called „Korwinówka”, and the current name comes from the coat of arms of Helena, the wife of Count Marcin Nałęcz-Kęszycki, who purchased the villa in 1899. In April 2015, the building won the „Monument well-kept” competition in the Architecture and wooden structures category for: „exemplary comprehensive conservation work”. The villa is characterized by a sloping roof typical of the Zakopane style, rich ornamentation of wooden elements, also visible in the interior, as well as the use of folk ornaments, enriched with Tatra motifs.

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180 min

Termy Bukovina

Sportowa 22, Bukowina Tatrzańska
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Termy Bukovina is a complex of geothermal pools powered by thermal water, located in Bukowina Tatrzańska, on the edge of the Tatra National Park, 15 km from Zakopane and 20 km from Nowy Targ, offering beautiful views of the Tatra Mountains. It is one of the most modern facilities in Europe. The waters are drawn through the deep Bukowina Tatrzańska PIG/PNiG borehole. The facility includes 20 swimming pools: recreational and swimming, both indoor and outdoor, the water temperature of which reaches 30-38°C, 8 saunas (including Roman, Finnish, highlander, flower, infrared). It also offers SPA and rehabilitation services, as well as a number of attractions for children and adolescents (i.e. slides and special swimming pools for children) and a rich gastronomic and accommodation base. The thermal waters occurring here are a healing and rehabilitation measure, used as support in the treatment of, among others, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, joint pain and inflammation.

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60 min

Rusinowa Polana

Rusinowa Polana
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Rusinowa Polana is located at an altitude of 1170-1300 m above sea level. and covers an area of approximately 100 ha. It is one of the most popular destinations for individual and family trips in the Polish Tatras. It offers a beautiful view of the High Tatras – both Polish and Slovak. From here you can see Hawrań, Murań, Gerlach, Ganek, Rysy, Mięguszowieckie Szczyty and many others. Rusinowa Polana is also a junction of other tourist routes. From here, you can go to Palenica Białczańska, Polana near Wołoszyn, Gęsia Szyja, as well as Wierch Poroniec and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Jaworzyńska in Wiktorówki. Cultural sheep grazing is conducted on its territory. In the season, a mountain hut is open, where you can taste traditional oscypek cheese. Tourists can relax here at one of the wooden tables, admiring the view of the mountains.

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100 min

The Strążyska Valley

Dolina Strążyska
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The Strążyska Valley, located near Zakopane, is one of the Tatra valleys that is easily accessible to tourists of all age groups. You can get to its outlet with your own transport and park in one of the car parks or use public transport. The valley is about 4 km² in size and 3 km long, and is made of sedimentary rocks. It is covered with forests, but on both of its steep slopes you can see numerous rocky crags. The Strążyski Potok flows along the trail. During the walk, you can see the 600 m north face of Giewont. At the northern entrance to the valley there is a boulder called the Sphinx, as well as wooden benches and a tea room where you can order drinks and traditional highlander meals. Going a bit further (about 15 minutes), it is worth reaching the Siklawica Waterfall.

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