"Last chance to cross Polish-Slovak border" Oravska Polhora by matcrazy1

Oravska Polhora Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 35 photos

Goodbuy border, welcome EU!

I, my wife and Kathy (Kodi01) from Dallas, Texas crossed the Polish-Slovak border in Korbielow - Oravska Polhora. Due to enlargement of European Union there will be no border check-up there since 1 May 2004. Haha, it was probably our last chance to see the border checkup there.


Along Highway 521

Oravska Polhora, border village is the most northern point of the Slovak Republic located in a valley of Polhoranka river surrounded by Oravske Beskydy mountains. It's a very looong village along Slovak Highway 521.


Hmm... nothing interested there except shopping possibilities as food and drinks are mostly cheaper than in Poland. So, we stopped there for small shopping. Btw there are two ski-lifts there which were closed due to lack of snow in October.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Food and drink (beer) shopping, skiing in winter
  • Cons:Not very interesting destination to be honest
  • In a nutshell:Goodbuy border, welcome EU!
  • Last visit to Oravska Polhora: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 5:46 AM

    Very interesting little page. Ah you caught the smugglers on camera.

  • hdv63's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2006 at 4:24 AM

    Hi Matt, did you ever taste Slana Voda?? Well we did last summer............ see my Oravska Polhora page!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 9:20 PM

    That is right, the backdraw of EU is unemployment for custom officers ! I am sure they will get other jobs, in each country, anyway !

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 2:15 PM

    Nice little page! Thse border huts, if they are anything like those between Portugal and Spain will just be left to go to ruin. They should try and turn them into shops or cafe's though...

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2005 at 7:45 PM

    Matt, an interesting little page on where these two borders meet, and what will happen as the effects of the EU take hold!! I don't blame you for buying that cold bottle of beer!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2004 at 10:29 AM

    Love the pic with the trash boxes a lot! But you're right, the pics of the border will soon be history!

  • Kodi01's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2003 at 9:50 AM

    I hope to have a page like this someday, thanks for making me a STAR in Slovakia! I loved the mountains and train! :o)))

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 3:30 PM

    Great that the borders open up! Hahaha, but sometimes you do get confused where the border is, lol. I had this summer in Norway. I was eagerly waiting to get to the border to take a pic, only to find out about 20 km later that I already crossed it, lol

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2003 at 10:02 AM

    Wouldn't it be great to travel through Europe without being checked at every border? Looking forward the 1st of May, 2004

  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 12:33 AM

    great page matt, very interesting to read it all


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