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Welcome to Zakopane

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Zakopane dates back to the 17th century when it was little more than a village of around 40 inhabitants. By the end of the 19th century the population had grown to around 3,000 inhabitants and the town had become a centre for the region’s mining and metallurgy industries.

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Located in the southernmost extreme of Poland, Zakopane is close to the border with Slovakia and has a cool and temperate climate. Summer temperatures are around 15 degrees celsius, and winter temperatures regularly dip below freezing.

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Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Deciding where to stay in a city like Zakopane needn't be a difficult task. The relatively small size of the municipality means that wherever you stay, you’ll be close to the centre of all the action. The city is the largest urban area in the vicinity of the Tatra Mountains, and is divided into 18 administrative districts. The Tatra Mountains are a popular winter sports resort that have long been known informally as the winter capital of Poland. If you want to have all of the excitement of the city on your doorstep, you should stay in the centre. Within the centre of Zakopane you’ll find a wealth of cultural attractions to explore and enjoy, such as the Tatra Museum which offers wonderful insights into the cultural heritage of the town as well as giving an overview of the historic mountains.

Things to Do

things to do

Zakopane dates back to the 17th century, and has a rich cultural history to be explored and discovered. Whether sampling the local delicacies, browsing museums or relaxing amongst the nearby breathtaking landscapes, or go hiking in the nearby Tatra Mountains. The Tatra Mountains are located right on your doorstep, providing ample opportunity for a wealth of outdoor adventures. The amazing and unique Zakopane architecture, with distinctive wooden houses and peaked roofs is thrilling to admire during walks through the charming historic centre. Why not take the funicular to the top of Mount Gubalowka? The ride will take approximately 8 minutes and Mount Gubalowka offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. You could also pay a visit to the Tatra Museum located on Krupowki Street, which is the perfect place to get to know local art and culture, as well as learn more about alpine nature.

Eating and Drinking

Eating and Drinking

In terms of food and drink in Zakopane, there’s a lot on offer. With magnificent regional delicacies and plenty of places to find them, you’re in for a real treat during your stay in the city. The surrounding area boasts a selection of popular cuisines that are no doubt bound to impress. Highlander cuisine includes local specialities such as sauerkraut soup, fried trout, red cabbage, pork knuckles and lamb sausage. Amongst other local specialities, visitors will find local cheeses such as “oscypek”, which is a rubbery, salty cheese made of sheep milk and is one of the main specialities of the Podhale region. Unsmoked “oscypek” is white, and the smoked version is dark yellow and goes well with beer. If you want to visit some of the best local restaurants and cafes in the city, head down to Krupowki Street, which is lined with wooden Zakopane-style restaurants and cafes offering popular local delicacies.

Getting Around

Getting Around

Public transport in Zakopane hasn’t always been simple and trouble free. For many years, buses were run by private operators, which were little more than vans with seats, and had no fixed departure times or accessibility for disabled people or young children. Today, however, getting around in Zakopane needn’t be a difficult task. The city now has good public transport connections, with bus and rail services operating throughout the day. From the central railway station there are regular train services travelling to and from Krakow, which is around a three and a half hour train journey away. A overnight train service also runs to Warsaw and Wroclaw, stopping and many towns in between. Several bus operators have services that run between Krakow and Zakopane, the largest of which are Maxbus and MajerBus. During the day two integrated bus services operate throughout the city, with line numbers 11 and 14.

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Päivi
Päivi
8 Very good
July 2016
Sleek Chalet Style with Views

Nice apartment with an excellent view. If you want to have a quiet and piece this is your flat. Flat was well-equipped, only thing what was missing was a coffee maker. Luckily there is an instant coffee :). The bus connection were good t...

Gerald
Gerald
10 Excellent
August 2015
Luxury Apartment with all Amenities

It is a very nice apartment, also clean, friendly people, .... little missing things could be easely improved (our findings for missing things: more hooks in the nice bathroom, a teapot, a can opener).

Ralph
Ralph
10 Excellent
August 2015
Zakopane Room Rental Free Parking & WiFi

We had quite a pleasant a relaxing time at Zakopane though the few walkings up to the moutains were a bit of challenging. The room and kitchen were well equipped . For poolbillard lovers is a small table provided!!! (of there will be a ...

Anette
Anette
10 Excellent
July 2015
Luxury Apartment with all Amenities

A very very nice apartment, Jacek made us feel very welcome! We will be pleased to come there in another time.

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