Zakopane is a fantastic place for mountain lovers. Most of the routes and mountain picks may be done during one day trip. Tatra trails have different levels of difficulty. From walking the forests and valleys to actual climbing challenge. You can choose what fits you the best. This unique combination makes the Tatra Mountains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
It is also worth to visit the city. You can take a stroll along the most famous street in Zakopane – Krupówki. There are many traditional highlanders’ huts, many restaurants with the music played in this region of Poland and a place where you can taste many regional dishes, like oscypek in cranberry sauce.
There is also a very interesting Tatrzańskie Museum, situated at Krupówki street, which offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Among the steady ones, there are exhibitions devoted to the history of Zakopane, ethnography and nature, like for instance stuffed birds and mammals, the sets of Tatra rocks or species of plants.
In Zakopane you can take a train to Kasprowy Wierch, at the peak of which you’ll see one of the most beautiful views in the world. Another well-known mountain is Gubałówka, the top of which can also be reached by the railway. Tourists also eagerly walk to Morskie Oko lake, the biggest on in the Tatra mountains, surrounded by mountain peaks that rise about 1,000 meters above the surface of the lake. You can also see Wielka Krokiew, which is a ski jump opened in theh 1920s. It features many famous, also international competitions, and constitutes a very important place for Poles, who enjoy watching ski jumping and have many accomplishments in this sports discipline. Owing to one of the most famous Polish ski jumper, Adam Małysz, this place became widely known and started to hold large audiences.
A two day trip from Warsaw to Zakopane may provide you with absolutely amazing experiences. You will see a more natural face of Poland, and you will be able to enjoy stunning views.