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If you are a lover of mountains and active leisure, be sure to plan a trip to Zakopane. The winter capital of Poland and the surrounding majestic peaks of the Tatra Mountains have fascinated tourists for years, coming in search of spectacular views and unforgettable emotions. But Zakopane is also worth visiting in the summer to see the characteristic highlander architecture and to try regional dishes on the famous Krupówki.

Zakopane at any time of the year

Located in the south of Poland, Zakopane is called the capital of the Tatra Mountains. In winter, it delights with snow-capped peaks, attracting tourists with numerous ski slopes. In summer, it is an ideal starting point for hiking in the highest Polish mountains and observing the beauty of Polish nature, picturesque Tatra valleys and lakes.

What is worth seeing?

Mountains! Zakopane is called the pearl of the Tatra Mountains, and the mountains are visible here from almost anywhere. The most visited peaks are Kasprowy Wierch and Giewont, but it is also worth climbing or taking the cable car to Gubałówka, from which there is a beautiful panorama of the mountains and a view of the city below. For hiking enthusiasts, we recommend the route to Morskie Oko and deep into the picturesque valleys – Pięciu Stawów Polskich, Kościeliska and Hala Gąsienicowa, where from april till september sheep are grazed. Everyone who visits Zakopane must walk along the most famous Polish promenade at least once. Along the Krupówki Street in the city center, there are atmospheric pubs, highlander restaurants serving regional cuisine, shops and art galleries. At the end of the street, there is a market near Gubałówka, where you can buy everything a tourist needs, from souvenir magnets to oscypek cheese, woolen sweaters, warm socks and lace. Being in Zakopane, you also have to go to Wielka Krokiew, which is the largest ski jump in Poland. At its top, you can enjoy delicious hot bewerage, admire the beautiful weather and views.


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Centrum Informacji Turystycznej
ul. Chramcówki 35
34-500 Zakopane
+48 18 20 12 211

Plan your visit


What to do in Zakopane?

Take the funicular to Gubałówka or Kasprowy Wierch

Try Oscypek and other highlander dishes

Walk around Krupówki

Take advantage of the thermal pools

Go on the trail

See the ski jump (you can go up by chairlift)

Where is Zakopane?

Zakopane is located in Lesser Poland near the Slovakian border, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains.

How far is Zakopane from Krakow?

Aprox 108,4 km by Zakopianka i DK47 roads (aprox 2,5h)


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