Do you prefer being in town or being out in nature? Why choose between them when you can enjoy both? If you have a passion for travel and are looking for unique destinations, you should definitely discover southern Poland. Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Tatra Mountains, a vibrant and beautiful little town is waiting for you. Summer or winter? Cultural pleasures or outdoor adventures? In Zakopane, more is more. The High Tatras region has recently been named #1 place to visit in Europe by Lonely Planet. Discover why below.
The perfect blend of town and nature
Situated 90 kilometers south of Krakow and just a stone's throw from the Slovakian border, Zakopane is the largest winter sports resort in Poland.
Unique and diverse: Holidays in Zakopane
If you visit Zakopane, you won't have to choose between nature, sport, or culture. You can look forward to amazing experiences involving all three. There is an excellent network of mountain railways, cable cars, ski pistes, and hiking trails covering every difficulty level.
You should definitely try the Goral specialty Oscypek, a traditional smoked cheese made from sheep's milk.
Winter sports in Zakopane: The slopes are calling!
Whether you prefer downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, or snowmobile tours, the winter sport possibilities are endless on the four local mountains of Zakopane. Atmospheric après-ski is waiting for you in the pubs and bars around the Krupówki promenade in the town center.
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Summer in Zakopane: Memorable outdoor holiday moments
With its unique location, Zakopane is a hot spot for mountain hikers at the Tatra National Park. You can go climbing, mountaineering, downhill mountain biking, quad biking, or paragliding, and discover the beauty of the local mountain scenery. A rafting tour through the Dunajec River Gorge is also unforgettable.
Art and tradition: The Gorals and the Zakopane style
If you love culture, you're in for a treat. With a diverse program of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, and exhibition previews, and more than 30 museums and galleries, you will find all the culture you could wish for. Highlights include the world-famous wooden houses in the Zakopane style and Goral folk art.
Wonderful holidays with a unique view
If you appreciate the exceptional things in life, you will find your elegant holiday home among the Tatras at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences, Zakopane.