The different faces of Zakopane

near Zakopane

Love it or hate it, Zakopane is a big draw for both Poles and foreign tourists.



The town of Zakopane sits surrounded by the heights of the Tatra mountains. It has the inevitable tourist town centre where hordes of people congregate ensuring a lively atmosphere and plenty of street entertainment.


People come to walk in the Tatrzanski National Park, climb, ski, skate, snowboard, eat in one of the huge selection of restaurants, shop or go clubbing. Zakopane literally has something for everyone.

Read about a walk up Kasprowy Wierch in Zakopane.

There are stunning panoramas which can also be appreciated from the tops of mountains reached the hard way on foot, by cable car or funicular.

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Scenes from Zakopane - click on images to enlarge the views from Zakopane



Krakow - 60 km (1 hour drive), Zakopane - 40 km


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