Winter Capital of Poland
Known as the Winter Capital of Poland, it’s lies at the heart of a picturesque valley and offers an incredible view of the Tatra Mountains. Inhabited by the hospitable, yet fierce górale(highlanders) Zakopane has been a beacon for people trying to blow off some steam since the XIX century.
Nowdays, the bustling city allures visitors all year round with the raw beauty of the Tatra Natonal Park and the fabulous skiing and snowboarding slopes. Only in Zakopane can you find the oscypek– a smoked cheese made of salted sheep milk. Zakopane hosts a number of annual festivals, both local such as the Sabała Storytelling, as well as international such as the International Festival of Highlander Music. Due to its spectacular surroundings Zakopane is a perfect place to drop in for a mini-holiday, or a romantic weekend. Would you like to know more?
Majestic beauty of the High Tatras
As you head towards Zakopane you can slowly notice the majestic beauty of the High Tatras. The sharp snowy peaks glisten in sun as you arrive in the city, which lies immediately beneath the mountains.
The local people are a unique close-knit group called górale, they are quite brash, yet extremely hospitable. From here you can roam through the spectacular valleys and trails of the Tatra National Park, or try out some of Poland’s best slopes.
You can take a cable car to visit Kasprowy Wierch, or take a hike to Gubałówka, or to the picturesque Morskie Oko, or Dolina Pięciu Stawów. Although Zakopane is mostly visited for the raw beauty of nature, there is a lot more to it!
The City center
The City center is filled with various restaurants and cafes, offering both mainstream, as well as traditional cuisine. For a break from the wilderness one can spend quality time in the recently opened aquapark , or go shopping on the main street of Zakopane – Krupówki.
Looking for skiing
Let us help you discover Zakopane! There is no better place that Zakopane if you’re looking for skiing, or snowboarding. Not only it has the best slopes such as Nosal and Gubałówka, it also has a variety of specialised shops, which will help you replenish, repair, or purchase the equipment you need.
Moreover, it’s easy to find appropriate lodging, as the locals – the górale are extremely hospitable. Bear in mind that Zakopane isn’t only about winter sports. The best thing in Zakopane is it’s shear natural beauty, especially the amazing view of the Polish High Tatras and the picturesqueness of the Tatra National Park. No matter your condition you will find a a trail for yourself, no matter if you seek easy trails like the Morskie Oko trail, or quite difficult ones like the Kasprowy Wierch trail.
In the evening it’s easy to find a place to relax, there is a variety of pubs and restaurants for a pleasant supper, as well as an aqua park with a bowling center. If you would like to Zakopane tour. If you’re trying to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, then Zakopane is the right place for you!
Gubałówka, Nosal, or Szymaszkowa
Just a hundred kilometers out of Cracow lies one of the most beautiful natural places in Poland – The Tatra National Park. Packed with crisscrossing hiking trails of a variety of difficulties, the park is a great place to relax in the unaffected surroundings.
Zakopane is especially interesting to winter sports aficionados. Everyone will find a slope of appropriate level here, be it for sking, or snowboarding. Slopes such as Gubałówka, Nosal, or Szymaszkowa have an established mark in the Polish winter-loving society. However, Zakopane is much more than just skiing and the Tatra National Park, every year it houses a variety of cultural and sports events, which attract people from all over Europe to come here.
Events such asthe International Festival of Highlander Music havea firm fan base. Moreover, only here you can taste the true oscypek – the traditional Polish smoked cheese, made of salted sheep milk. Zakopane is a place which you can’t fail to enjoy! If you like it, we can help you get there.