Just a few miles from the Slovak border in south central Poland, Zakopane is a resort town in the Tatra Mountains, popular with skiers in winter and with hikers and climbers year-round. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Zakopane grew into Poland’s most visible art colony, a hotbed of culture ended by Soviet influence after World War II. Today it harkens back to an earlier time, complete with gorgeous wooden houses. Learn about these buildings and more at the Museum of Zakopane Style.
Restaurants in Zakopane
5.0 based on 17 reviews
I am pleased to invite you to beautiful Tatra Mountains. With the little help of mine you will be able to stand on top of the most amazing Tatra Peaks. I am certified mountain guide, exploring the secrets of Tatra mountains as a climber, skier and a professional rescuer for over 20 years. Most of this accents are possible for people without any climbing experience, give it a try:)
5.0 based on 150 reviews
GO!Ski - make booking all in one place:) we are specialist in organizing ski / snowboard lessons, ski / snowboard equipment and clothing rental and airport transfers. Lessons are run by fantastic instructors. Our Instructors skiing on all slopes in Zakopane and the surrounding areas. Ski slopes are tailored to your ski skills. We want you to have the best holiday possible, so please ask us for whatever additional help you need, we do our best, to help you. GO!Ski Team
We arranged ski equipment hire and private family lessons having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. I must say that from my first email I knew it would be a very positive experience. Paulina was so professional and helpful with our booking. We arrived to the office on the Sunday morning a little later than expected but although they were so busy we were not made to feel uncomfortable. The staff were so enthusiastic. Our ski instructor Jacob (Jake) arrived in his car to meet us and take us to the slopes. Our 2 hour lesson did not start until we had our ski passes bought and we were out on the slopes. Jake was such a fantastic person and we learned more than we have in the past from any instructor. Myself and my husband had skiied a number of years ago pre children but this was our second ski holiday with the kiddies. We found the private family lessons invaluable and great value. Each morning Jake picked us up and we drove to different ski areas. Got to see lots of the surrounding areas during this time too! The last 2 days we brought our own car and followed Jake as we wanted to stay on a bit longer than the 2 hours but of you were finished skiing Jake would drop you back to your accommodation. Now that's service! Jake had brilliant English and gave us much knowledge and information about Zakopane, he was worth his weight in gold. My 8 Yr old daughter cried when we had to say our goodbyes... The return of the ski equipment was a very smooth process and again I can't speak highly enough about the staff at Goski. We would highly recommend them. They are by far the best ski service we have ever used. Thank you Goski for making our holiday in Zakopane!
4.5 based on 67 reviews
The best winter attraction in Zakopane. Snowmobile adventure with experienced Snowdoo Guides. You will see thousands of places not accessible for humans in winter. Excellent Tatras views - Snowdoo Customers are always delighted by Tatra nature. If you are interested - bonfire, hot meal and hot tea are also in some programmes. This attraction is also for beginners. We have many tours in the offer - 1h, 2h, 3h, all day and also by night. Discover Zakopane!
4.5 based on 48 reviews
Superb view point towards mainly Giewont mountain, but the view stretches out from the highest peaks of Tatry Zachodnie (Western Tatry) to Polish part of Tatry Wysokie (High Tatry). Also Zakopane and vicinity can be clearly seen. Sarnia Skała is accessible by foot only, it is after all a rock formation in national park. The shortest hike would probably take about 1:30 h, and it would have to start at Dolina Strążyska valley, at it's northern end (car park, toilets, souvenirs, buses to Zakopane, national park toll booths). The top of Sarnia Skała can be reached only in one way, by black trail, which runs northoods form a small pass n the southern side of Sarnia Skała. To get to that pass one can use a longer black trail, called Ścieżka nad Reglami (Path above Regiels - "regiel" is a local word for the small peaks covered in forests at the northern edge of Tatry around Zakopane; the word "regiel" is also used to name the lowest levels of mountane ecosystems) - that trail runs from Dolina Chochołowska in the west to Kuźnice (part of Zakopane), and links all big and small valleys on its course. Sarnia Skała can be conquered both from west (mentioned walk from Dolina Strążyska) or from the east sides, both can be combined with other trails, resulting in many options of walks. Great spot, definitelly worth every bit of sweat lost on the ascend.
4.5 based on 335 reviews
Very nice hike to the top would recommend visiting. The only downside is the waiting line to get to the top. But once you there really worth the hike. Recommend walking all the way up there from kuznice for the full experience. Bring enough water and DON'T go up there if there's bad weather coming.
4.5 based on 107 reviews
I think the title says it all. There was a long queue for something that only lasted a couple of minutes but it's not the worst view to be looking at whilst you're queuing, so it flew by. If you want to go quickly, like me, make sure that you dawdle as much as possible when setting off or you'll catch up with the inevitably slow person in front of you very quickly, which will spoil your fun ???? As close to a luge as most people will ever get! Enjoy ????
4.0 based on 1,886 reviews
cable car to summit of Mt Kasprowy Wierch (1985m) Once there stand with one foot in Slovakia and one in Poland. Station at top has restaurant, ski shop, can post mail there also. Spectacular views if weather permits. Skiing in winter (when open) and hiking in summer.
We took a gamble visiting Zakopane in January from Krakow as the journey is over 2 hours and can take longer in the snow! Bargain bus fare of under £10 return and plenty of buses run from the bus station in Krakow. We arrived to find a lovely sunny, cold morning and fresh snowfall overnight. We took a small bus up to the cable car ( you can walk but it is quite a distance) We did not book the cable car in advance but it is advisable as this is so popular. We were soon travelling up the mountain with amazing views over Zakopane and the mountains. There is a cafe at the top and skiing/snowboarding facilities. We went on a short walk from the cable car and even crossed into Slovakia as the border is on the slopes. Fantastic day and we enjoyed watching the snow activities.
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