Zakopane

Zakopane is the place to be for mountain hiking and skiing in Poland.  Although its local population is only about 30,000, Zakopane is visited by over 2 million tourists a year.  Situated in the Nowy Sacz Voivodship, in the southern part of the Podhale region, Zakopane lies at the feet of the Tatra Mountains ­ the only alpine mountain range in this part of Europe. Zakopane lies in big glen between the main Tatra range and Gubalowka Hill.

Zakopane is Poland's highest town: its municipal region extending from 750 to 1000 m above sea level. The town area includes part of the Polish Tatra, with the highest peak (Mt. Swinica) reaching to 2301 metres above sea level. The central point of the town - the cross-roads of Krupowki St. and Kosciuszki St. are 838 m above sea level.

Sled Run at top of the hill above the town of Zakopane Lots of fun on the mountain top in Zakopane Gubalowka Hill Funicular Railway Springtime in Zakopane DSC01072 Love that sausage!  I just could not get enough of this type of food.   Add to that the cheap beer, and I could have spent the whole weekend on the mountain top The stars and stripes show up in Poland in the form of a bull ride. Where is an Urban Cowboy when you need one. Mark Hazleton In Zakopane. Enjoying the great view and beautiful weather." href="zakopane-mark-hazleton-in-zakopane-poland"><a href=Mark Hazleton In Zakopane. Enjoying the great view and beautiful weather." src="/runtime/catalog/ImageResize.aspx?h=150&img=/sites/frogsfolly/image/zakopane/DSC01083.jpg" /> A little chapel on the mountain top A view inside This formation is called the Sleeping Knight, there is a giant cross on the peak that is his nose. The ride down, great views More sights from the ride down the hill Some sheep on the hill, this is a ski area in the winter, but in the spring it belongs to the sheep This is a famous Polish river ride that travels the river that divides Poland and Slovakia. More shots from the river ride, the mountain is called the 3 sisters (I think) As we drove arround the area, I stopped a couple of times to enjoy the views of the mountains. We walked up to this lodge which is at the base of one of the ski lifts on this mountian.  The plan was to ride the ski lift up to the top of the mountain and then take the cable car down.  The line for the cable car was like 3+ hours long.  The lift was not working due to high winds, so we wound up walking back down the hill. Here is the base of the ski lift A view of one of the towers for the cable car to the top of the mountain there was a little snow left.  Some folks were doing some late spring skiing A closer look at the cable car station On the walk down, we got some great shots of waterfalls as the spring melt off was in full spate Waterfall in Poland near Zakopane DSC01144 Our last night in Zakopane, we went out to eat in town.  This is the band that was playing the folk music.

The very first documents mentioning Zakopane come from the 17th century, and describe the Zakopisko glade. Its later history was connected with the development of mining and metallurgy industries and then with the progress of health service and tourism. It gradually evolved from a little village to the region's health-resort and ultimately a reasonable-sized town, named the winter capital of Poland.

Tourists can visit numerous exhibitions and local craft and fine art galleries. There are also several artistic schools and, most famously, The Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz Theatre.

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BWW Reviews: Train to Zakopane: An Uncomfortable Ride to Destination Hate - Broadway World

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BWW Reviews: Train to Zakopane: An Uncomfortable Ride to Destination Hate
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As a loving homage to his father, Henry Jaglom wrote Train to Zakopane based on the tales his father told him of his times in Poland during the 1920s. A successful arbitrator Semyon Sapir (the stand-in for Jaglom's father) gets the opportunity to share ...

Seducing a hater on 'Train to Zakopane' - San Diego Jewish World

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Seducing a hater on 'Train to Zakopane'
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SANTA MONICA–If you wanted to write a play to honor your father, it might be a bit inappropriate to portray him as a scoundrel. But that's what Henry Jaglom has done in his new play Train to Zakopane, now having its World Premiere at the Edgemar Center ...

The 'Train to Zakopane' and anti-Semitism - Jewish Journal

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The 'Train to Zakopane' and anti-Semitism
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What is it about travel that gets us to reveal ourselves to strangers? Is it that no one knows who we are and we can play with our identity? In Henry Jaglom's new play, “Train to Zakopane: A True Story of Hate and Love,” at the Edgemar Center for the ...

THRU DEC 14: Train to Zakopane at the Edgemar Theater - Westside People

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THRU DEC 14: Train to Zakopane at the Edgemar Theater
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Tanna Frederick and Mike Falkow star in Train To Zakopané: A true story of hate and love. World premiere of the new play by Henry Jaglom occurs on Nov 14 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. Based on true events, directed by Gary Imhoff.

Zakopane. Pod Tatry dotarła zima [ZDJĘCIA] - Gazeta Krakowska (subskrypcia)

Zakopane. Pod Tatry dotarła zima [ZDJĘCIA]
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I znów trzeba "łopatować" jak na Podhalu żartobliwie określa się odśnieżanie - mówi pan Leszek, mieszkaniec Zakopanego. - Przed nami cała zima naznaczona poranną gimnastyką z łopatą, czy odśnieżarką w dłoni. Dobrze jednak, że wreszcie spadł ten ...

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W Zakopanem i Kościelisku ma powstać kilkadziesiąt kilometrów tras rowerowych - Onet.pl

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W Zakopanem i Kościelisku ma powstać kilkadziesiąt kilometrów tras rowerowych
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W jego ramach wybudowane zostaną Rowerowe Trasy Komunikacyjne zlokalizowane w Zakopanem o długości 26 km, Rowerowe Trasy Rekreacyjne liczące 45,5 km na terenie Zakopanego i 25 km w Kościelisku, Rowerowe Trasy ekstremalne o długości 6,7 ...

BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ... - Broadway World

BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ...
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TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, will have its World Premiere at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning November 14. The play is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom's ...

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Porozumienie PKP z władzami Zakopanego ws. dworca - Onet.pl

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Porozumienie PKP z władzami Zakopanego ws. dworca
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Burmistrz Zakopanego Janusz Majcher powiedział, że podpisanie porozumienia kończy kilkuletnią bezczynność, co do odpowiedzialności za budynek dworca. Decyzję o komunalizacji zakopiańskiego dworca wydał w maju 2010 r. wojewoda małopolski, ...
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Jedno Zakopane po rozgrodzeniu - Tygodnik Podhalanski

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Leszek Dorula i popierający go radni nie życzą sobie "nieadekwatnych" inicjatyw burmistrza Janusza Majchra. Uważają, że ich konferencja została przez włodarza przerwana. I że po raz kolejny próbuje on dzielić ludzi.

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Zakopane: jest nowa koalicja w radzie przeciw Majchrowi - Gazeta Krakowska (subskrypcia)

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Zakopane: jest nowa koalicja w radzie przeciw Majchrowi
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Czterech należy do Tatrzańskiego Klubu Niezależnych, dwóch jest z Solidarnego Zakopanego (PiS), dwóch z Nowego Zakopanego, a jeden to niezależny radny Jacek Kalata. Co ciekawe, za Dorulą opowiedział się również Kacper Gąsienica-Byrcyn, który ...
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