From time to time everybody needs a refreshment. Whether it is after a long period of hard work or just a simple need of catching a breath of alpine air. A view of a wide range of mountains is quite enough for almost everyone to hold their breath. There must be a reason for a great number of people to come to mountain regions in many countries, for example, the Tatras in Poland.
The Tatras—the highest mountain range in the country
Each year there are about 3 million tourists visiting the polish part of the mountains. The record of a daily entrance to one trail in Chocholowska Valley is about 25 000 people. The view, then, must be unforgettable as it draws such attention. Fortunately, there are many more trails to choose from. Moreover, there is much more to do there than just hiking.
Zakopane—a city of relics
Located at the mere bottom of the Tatras, Zakopane is the highest situated city in Poland, situated at 750-1126 km above sea level. The city was settled by the first pioneers approximately in XV century. Having quite a long and intriguing history, later on, it drew attention of numerous artists, poets and musicians with its breath taking views, ultimate relaxation in the presence of mountain nature.
The ancient in the present
Each year there are more and more attractions built, developed and offered in this beautiful city and its surroundings. For example, there are hiking trails being better prepared and accustomed, hotels and apartments with luxury rooms with a mountain scenery ready to fulfil all your needs for relaxation. For those who seek a bigger challenge, there are trails more difficult prepared in the mountain range. If the weather drastically changes to unfavourable, you can always hide in many hostels and shelters standing beside the roads and trails. Very often, these are the places with the most tasteful and regional cuisine, where you can eat the real Polish food. Additionally, if you are even more curious about the traditions, the history of the city and its indigenous inhabitants you can find a lot of museums, relics and monuments with the guides ready to tell an unforgettable tales.
Zakopane to Krakow
After grasping all the knowledge of the city’s interesting history and meeting with the regional culture, it is always worth to visit another places in the area, there is for example, Krakow (a city full of legends and myths as well) and have some entertainment (here I recommend a ).