A trip by the cable car from Kuznice (upper Zakopane) to the top of Mt. Kasprowy Wierch (1,985 masl) is an attraction for children and adults, recommended in summer and winter. The cable car is open on Christmas, Easter and Corpus Christie when most other attractions are not available.
Worth knowing - tickets for the Kasprowy Wierch cable-car are also entry tickets to the Tatra National Park - so if you are going to visit Tatra National Park on the same day as a trip by cable car you don't have to buy an entrance ticket to the park.Barbara
The cable car to Kasprowy Wierch is one of the oldest still working cable cars in Europe. The construction of the Mount Kasprowy cable car started on August 1935. The most difficult phase of the construction was transportation of building materials to the top of Mount Kasprowy itself and putting up of nine wooden pillars on the steep slopes of the mountain. Horse carts went as far as Hala Gasienicowa, afterwards all the materials were transported by hands by workers employed at he construction. In the meanwhile complicated mining works were done, together with foundation laying, which often required true climbing skills. After the main pillars were constructed, temporary transportation lift was opened in mid October to help the materials transportation. In those days, the working staff comprised of 600 building workers. By mid October temperatures at the top of the mountain fell down to - 4, -10 and there was already some snow on the very peak. This is when a wooden protective barrack was built which made brick or stone laying possible, as temperature within was a few degrees plus. Workers were working in shifts 14 to 16 hours a day ... The grand construction was completed and the first passengers travelled with the cable car in March 1936, after only 227(!) days of constructing.
The guest house is located two steps from the lower station of the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch as well as from the several interesting mountain trails. Zajazd Kuznice offers rooms with bathrooms and TVs. There is a restaurant in the same building.
6 apartments for 2-4 people - each with a bedroom, seating area and bathroom, cozy restaurant, breakfast included in the price. Gosciniec Kuznice is located near the bottom station of the cable car to Kasporwy Wierch and hiking trails.