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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TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love - Newswire (press release)

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TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love
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In TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love, a successful businessman meets a captivating young nurse in the Polish army on a train-trip to Warsaw, and he is faced with a life-changing dilemma when he discovers the nurse he is drawn to – and ...

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TRAIN TO ZAKAPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love - Newswire (press release)

Newswire (press release)

TRAIN TO ZAKAPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love
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In TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A True Story of Hate and Love, a successful businessman meets a captivating young nurse in the Polish army on a train-trip to Warsaw, and he is faced with a life-changing dilemma when he discovers the nurse he is drawn to – and ...

Fire engulfs legendary Zakopane restaurant - thenews.pl

Fire engulfs legendary Zakopane restaurant
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The fire broke out in the restaurant in downtown Zakopane after all the guests had left, at 1.20 am. Some 40 propane-butane cylinders were stored in the restaurant, of which four exploded in the fire. “The wooden downstairs annex which adjoins the ...

Pijane maskotki promują Zakopane w sieci - fakt.pl

Pijane maskotki promują Zakopane w sieci
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Na filmie umieszczonym w sieci można zobaczyć, jak osoby przebrane za misia i wiewiórkę pijane w sztok spacerują ul. Makuszyńskiego w Zakopanem. W pewnym momencie osoba przebrana za misia kładzie się na chodniku, a jego kompan słaniając się ...
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Zakopane: estakada zostanie oddana w terminie - Gazeta Krakowska (subskrypcia)

Zakopane: estakada zostanie oddana w terminie
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Po remoncie, który pochłonie ponad 18 mln zł, jedna z nitek dawnej czteropasmowej przeprawy będzie udostępniona dla samochodów (to główna trasa wiodąca z centrum Zakopanego do górnego Kościeliska, m.in. do hotelu Mercure Kasprowy, jak i na ...

Zakopane. Jest 9 mln zł na salę sportową - Gazeta Krakowska (subskrypcia)

Zakopane. Jest 9 mln zł na salę sportową
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To pozwoli nam sporo zaoszczędzić na bieżącym utrzymaniu budynku - mówi Barbara Sobańska, dyrektorka Zespołu Szkół Mistrzostwa Sportowego w Zakopanem. Dla Sobańskiej, oprócz pieniędzy na inwestycje w infrastrukturze sportowej, ważna jest także ...

Zakopane: policja zatrzymała pięciu nietrzeźwych kierowców - Onet.pl

Zakopane: policja zatrzymała pięciu nietrzeźwych kierowców
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Policja cały czas wyłapuje amatorów jazdy na podwójnym gazie. Zakopiańscy funkcjonariusze tylko w miniony weekend zatrzymali pięciu pijanych kierowców. Rekordzista złapany w Bukowinie Tatrzańskiej miał blisko trzy promile alkoholu w organizmie.

Zakopane zarobiło, mimo że deszcz padał niemal codziennie - TVN Meteo

Zakopane zarobiło, mimo że deszcz padał niemal codziennie
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Mimo rekordowych opadów deszczu i niskiej temperatury, sezon wakacyjny na Podhalu był udany – uważają operatorzy turystyczni i władze Zakopanego. Podczas wakacji w Zakopanem deszcz padał niemal codziennie.

Zakopane gości górali z całego świata. Powalczą o złotą ciupagę. ZDJĘCIA - wPolityce.pl

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Z powodu padającego deszczu nie odbyły się zapowiadane na rano na szczycie Kasprowego Wierchu prezentacje par z poszczególnych zespołów, skrócono także trasę korowodu. Największy aplauz publiczności, która tłumnie oblegała słynny zakopiański ...

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Zakopane. Diamond's przestał oszukiwać turystów, ale kontrowersje zostały - Gazeta Krakowska (subskrypcia)

Zakopane. Diamond's przestał oszukiwać turystów, ale kontrowersje zostały
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Zakopiański przedsiębiorca turystyczny, który przez prawie 9 miesięcy oszukiwał swoich gości, wmawiając im, że prowadzi hotel, nie przestaje zaskakiwać... Zakopane. Diamond's przestał oszukiwać turystów, ale kontrowersje zostały. (© Tomasz Mateusiak) ...