The capital of the Tatras, the Podhale rock, the cradle of skiing in Poland or the festival of kitsch and trash on Krupówki … Zakopane – you name it. One thing is certain – it is here that Poles and foreign tourists gather in search of breathtaking views and contact with the unique highlander folklore in the world. The attractive location of the city makes it surrounded by valleys through which pass numerous routes leading to the higher parts of the Tatra Mountains. Their multitude and diversity makes it something for both mountaineers and tourists who value recreation and quiet walks with beautiful views. The city itself also has a lot to offer, we can find here, among others real gems of the wooden architecture of the Young Poland, (designed by Witkiewicz himself) like Willa Koliba, Ornak or Dom pod Jedlami. It is these objects that gave birth to the Zakopane style, which until today is visible in the architecture of modern inns and road houses, nowadays, tempting tourists with an excellent regional menu and highlander live music. Podhale is also famous for its excellent quality sheepskin coats, skins, wooden products and Podhale cheeses, including oscypek, which is well-known worldwide. All these products can be purchased at attractive prices below the lower station of the Gubałówka railway. And if you decide to enter or go upstairs, we’ll get free gift…. Zakopane’s greatest treasure that is the panorama of the High and Western Tatras.
Train to Zakopane
The Zakopane railway connectivity tradition reaches second part of the XIX century when the city’s mountain spa and resort qualities were discovered. Nowadays, it is also very popular among tourist who may travel to Cracow, Katowice, Gdynia and Szczecin.
How to book train ticket online
The train tickets booking and purchasing online as well as the train PKP Intercity (Polish Railways) timetables, Pendolino and TLK (Local Trains) may be acquired on PolishTrains.eu
- Kasprowy Wierch railway
- Gubałówka Hill
- Villa Oksza
- Villa Koliba
- Pęksowe Brzysko Cementary
- Tatra’s Museum
- Krupówki Avenue