Welcome to Zakopane
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.
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.