"Zakopane and the Tatras" Zakopane by travelfrosch
Zakopane Travel Guide: 359 reviews and 854 photos
As I was planning our vacation this year, I was pretty sure Poland would be on the itinerary, so I obtained a Poland guidebook. As has been the custom, I then handed the book to Sara to determine more specific destinations (she did a wonderful job the previous year with Mykines in the Faroe Islands and Hrísey in Iceland). After about 30 minutes, she turned to me and said, "I want to go THERE!" and pointed at Zakopane on the map. OK, I thought as I grabbed the book, so what is Zakopane anyway? The book described it as a "Polish mountain resort." A mountain resort? In Poland? Now this I've GOT to see!
Sure enough, it is indeed a mountain resort on the southern extreme of Poland, at the edge of the Tatras mountains. As you can see, the mountains are for real and beautiful.
If you walk north on Kurpowki Street, you'll pass through a busy open-air market and on to the base station for a... more travel advice
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