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Tatra Mountains

The Tatra Mountains are the highest part of the Carpathian range and Poland's southernmost border. Today they are shared with Slovakia, but in the past it was Hungary and the dreaded Ottoman empire who frequently threatened to invade Poland. The mountains cover 300 sq miles (785 sq km) but three-quarters of this is in Slovakia. The Polish part was declared a national park in 1955. 

The dramatic mountains are perfect for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. For skiers there is a cable car and chair lift on Kasprowy Wierch Peak; for hikers, around 155 miles (250 km) of trails ranging from easy to difficult. There are wild flowers, animals and views galore. And if you don't see any of the shy mountain animals, then find them stuffed in the Tatra Museum where they can't run and hide! There are also caves, six of which are open to the public in the Koscieliska valley. These were once home to wild mountain bandits. And of course there are lakes, the most famous of which is Morskie Oko.

Practical Info

The easiest way to visit the Tatras is to travel to Zakopane town, 185 miles (110 km) south of Krakow. There are trains and buses going there - the bus is quicker.

Tours & Tickets

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Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

Experience a ride up a funicular railway to the top of Mt. Gubalówka and take a walk around the peak. Visit the oldest part of Zakopane with its old ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.57

Day Trip to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane from Krakow

This private guided day trip will take you away from the big city to the picturesque areas of the Polish mountains. Visit the charming town of Zakopane, ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.90

Cable Car to Kasprowy Wierch - Trek to Tatra Mountains, Krakow

A walk in the city centre an taking a cable railway to the peak of Kasprowy Wierch. If the weather is nice we will have a chance to see some breathtaking views.

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.28

Zakopane, Tatra Mountains and Bania Thermal Pools Day Trip from Krakow

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the scenery and thermal waters of Zakopane in Poland’s Tatra Mountains on this day trip from Krakow. Travel by minivan to this charming mountain ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.66

Krakow Private Day Trip to Morskie Oko Lake and Tatra Mountains

Enjoy this private day trip to explore beautiful Tatra mountains and its amazing Moskie Oko Lake, located 1.5-hour drive South from Krakow.

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $147.93

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