View of the inside of the Gubalowka station and breathtaking panorama of the Western Tatra Mountains from Gubałówka with Mount Giewont in the foreground. When visiting Gubałówka, it is worth walking along towards Butorowy Wierch, where you’ll pass souvenir stalls, highlander inns and enjoy active attractions including climbing walls, rope parks, and horse or quad riding. Pictures from late February – © Kate_bythesea

Zakopane is the highest situated city in Poland.
Its location ranges between 750 and 1126 m above sea level.
Its location ranges between 750 and 1126 m above sea level.
Zakopane was founded in 1578 and received city rights in 1933.
Zakopane borders with Slovakia. The nearest border crossing is in Lysa Polana, approximately 12 km in a straight line from the center of Zakopane.
The highest point within the administrative borders of Zakopane is the peak of Świnica.
Zakopane is home to one of the oldest regional museums in Poland - the Tatra Museum. Dr. Tytus Chałubiński.
The highest restaurant in Poland - Honielnik - is also located here.

It is an excellent base for trips to the mountains, and for those who prefer a less active holiday, it provides access to many exhibitions, museums and restaurants full of local specialties even thermal water aqua park.

If you visiting Zakopane for one day you can`t miss the beautiful panorama of the Tatra mountains. Best way to admire is to walk towards cable car station Gubalowka take cable carp of Mount Gubałówka at 1,120 m (3,674 ft) above sea level.

This is the easiest way to see the entire mountain range with the Giewont massif in the foreground—the three peaks are associated with a legend of sleeping knights, who will awaken when Poland is in danger. 

If you want to go even higher, to the top of Kasprowy Wierch in the heart of the Tatra Mountains, you can take a modern cable car, which will take you from the station in Kuźnice, open throughout the year, to the peak located at 1,960 meters (6,430 ft) above sea level. In winter, this is the holy mountain of skiers—the ski trails in two valleys have a total length of 14 km (8.7 miles), and the slope is almost 1 km (3,280 ft) high. Kasprowy Wierch is also a starting point for many hiking trails which will take you to the west—to the lower Western Tatras, and to the east—to the High Tatras.

To reach Zakopane is very convenient just go to bus station in Krakow and jump into any buses going to Zakopane, no need to purchase tickets in advance. 

If you are driving via Zakopianka/E77 it will take 2-3 hours depending on traffic.  

If you fancy you can order UBER.

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Amazing view of the Gubalowka area. On the top of Gubalowka unfortunately on the top of Gubalowkayou won`t have occasion for traditional meal, you can try coffee, tea or a beer – © Kate_bythesea

You make a great choice these places have so much to offer for you of all ages. Tatra mountains is for people who loves active travel and loves being close to nature. The Tatra Mountains are a sports mecca, with cross-country, cycling, and, horse-riding tracks, tennis courts, and athletics stadiums. You can try zorbing, downhill mountain biking, bungee-jumping, and if that is not enough adventure, you can fly over the mountains with an instructor on a hang glider. In winter, try skiing, snowboarding, ski-touring, snow quad and scooter safaris, ice skating on one of many ice rinks, or a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Few photos while walk on the top of Gubalowka area. – © Kate_bythesea

Why not go to the Tatra Mountains this season? I will take you on a mountain trail appropriate to your skills, you will discover the gems of traditional wooden architecture. You will spend unforgettable moments surrounded by traditional music, taste traditional dishes of this region and learn about the process of making famous cheese ‘oscypek’, the taste that we all love!

I invite you as individual or let`s take some friends or family as a group trip.


The trip to Zakopane takes place all year around with base location from historical town Cracow, which we also visit.
I invite you to get in touch today.