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ski jumping world cup in Zakopane


04 January, 2024 Barbara

I will try to post on this website information about events that may be interesting for foreign tourists visiting our region between January and March 2024.

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New Year's Eve 2023

Zakopane New Year's Eve 2023 - Sylwester z Dwojka in Zakopane

30 December, 2023 Barbara

On December 31 2023 at 7.50 pm, a mass New Year's Eveparty SYLWESTER Z DWOJKA will begin on Równia Krupowa in the center of Zakopane. The organizers expect 50-60 thousand spectators, so it is worth reading the organizational information.

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logo discoverzakopane - 20th (!) anniversary

21 December, 2023 Barbara

This year, my Discover Zakopane com website turns 20. On the occasion of this impressive (for the website) anniversary, I decided to publish here some of the nice testimonials and references I received from my clients.

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I love ski

Zakopane ski conditions December 2023

18 December, 2023 Barbara

Zakopane snow report December 2023. Ski conditions in Zakopane - Nosal, Szymoszkowa, Harenda, Kasprowy Wierch and in the nearby ski resort - Bialka Tatrzanska, Male Ciche, Jurgow, Witow.

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old postcard of the Kasprowy Wierch cable-car

Kasprowy Wierch in old postcards

16 December, 2023 Barbara

I'd like to invite you to see old postcards of Kasprowy Wierch from my private collection and to read a brief history of the Kasprowy Wierch cable car (the grand construction was completed in March 1936, after only 227(!) days of constructing) wrote by Wojciech Szatkowski, historian, Tatra guide, ski instructor, promoter of ski touring in the Tatra Mountains.

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New Year Party in the regional inn

2024 New Year's Eve party

27 November, 2023 Barbara

I'd like to recommend you 2024 New Year's Eve party with night sleigh ride and midnight bonfire is organized in a cozy, family-run, regional inn beautifully situated on the edge of the Tatra National Park, just before the entrance to the Chocholowska Valley. The event is organized by my friends Anna and Piotr.

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Christmas Tree on the Krupowki Street

Christmas and New Year in Zakopane

24 November, 2023 Barbara

Tis' the season to be jolly…. Christmas is one of the most attractive seasons in Zakopane. Lights are blinking on buildings and all the main streets. In the center of Krupówki - Zakopane's main promenade - a great, tall Christmas Tree is the main attraction. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there aren't many tourists in town.

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horse-drawn carriage on the top of the Antalowka Hill

Zakopane in pictures

20 November, 2023 Barbara

I'm going to post here amateur photos, mostly made by me, which show the charm of the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, and vicinity. Probably not all photos will be pleasant, some may show sloppy and unattractive places, but characteristic for this corner of the world.

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stall selling sheep cheese

Things to do in Zakopane

16 November, 2023 Barbara

I invite you to read a short article that I published in the Welcome to Zakopane magazine a few years ago. You will find there some of my suggestions for spending time in Zakopane in summer and winter, on sunny or rainy days.

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sleigh ride in the Chocholowska Valley

Winter in Zakopane / Zakopane in winter

05 November, 2023 Barbara

It is impossible to be bored in Zakopane in winter! The town offers many various attractions. In the winter, apart from skiing and snowboard, the most popular are torchlight sleigh rides, snow scooter rides, husky dog sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing. Regardless of what kind of active relaxation you prefer, you are sure to find it in Zakopane this winter.

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furry slippers - fantastic souvenir from Zakopane

Autumn in Zakopane / Zakopane in autumn

05 November, 2023 Barbara

Although autumn in the mountains can be both sunny and colourful, often there are frosty nights and it may even snow. So if you are planning an autumn trip to Zakopane, you should be prepared for any kind of weather. If, however, you are caught by low temperatures, do not worry, but instead go to the market and buy an inexpensive, hand-made woollen hat, a pair of gloves, a sweater and beautifully embroidered furry slippers, which at the same time also make wonderful souvenirs from your trip to the Tatras.

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Strazyska Valley and Mt. Giewont

Summer in Zakopane / Zakopane in summer

05 November, 2023 Barbara

offers many various attractions. In the summer, apart from hiking, the most popular are day trips to the Dunajec Gorge Rafting, horse-drawn carriage rides through the picturesque Tatra National Park valleys, bike rides and guided (or not) city walks. Regardless of what kind of active relaxation you prefer, you are sure to find it in Zakopane in summer.

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beautifully blooming crocuses

Spring in Zakopane / Zakopane in spring

05 November, 2023 Barbara

Spring in Zakopane is famous for beautifully blooming crocuses. The whole meadows become purple for a few days and look beautifully on a background of white, snow-covered Tatra Mountains. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the date when crocuses will bloom because the spring weather in Zakopane and the Tatras is unpredictable...

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Zakopane Krupowki street

The lockdown in Poland from December 28 to January 17

26 December, 2020 Barbara

Unfortunately, I do not have any good news for those planning to spend the New Year period in Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. Between 28th of December and 17th of January all the hotels, ski slopes, restaurants, museums, shopping galleries will be closed :(.

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open market Pod Gubalowka

August 2020 - holidays in Zakopane during the coronavirus pandemic

01 August, 2020 Barbara

The 1st of August is the middle of the holiday. Zakopane and the hiking trails in the Tatra National Park are really crowded. In restaurants, shops, and in front of the entrances to various tourist attractions (even to the National Park!), we have to wait in long lines. I'm sorry to say that most tourists have completely forgotten about the epidemic.

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Goryczkowa ski slope

Is it worth to visit Zakopane during the coronavirus outbreak?

13 March, 2020 Barbara

With great regret, I advise you NOT to come to Zakopane during the next weeks because most of the attractions (including all trails in the Tatra National Park) are closed.

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sleigh ride in snowy day

Discover Chocholowska sleigh rides on the pictures

6 January, 2020 Barbara

All the pictures presented in this photo gallery were taken in the Tatra National Park during the trips Discover Chocholowska sleigh ride, organized by me since 2012. Most of the photos I took myself, a few photos I received from our customers...

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panoramic view from the Antalowka Hill

10 BEST places with scenic views in Zakopane and the area

27 December, 2019 Barbara

Here is a list of 10 places in Zakopane and the surrounding area, from which there is a great view of the Tatra Mountains. All these places can be reached by car, cable car, funicular or chairlift.

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malta flag

Zakopane became like our second home

25 December, 2019 Rose-Anne from Malta

My family and I are frequent travellers but when we visit Zakopane all of us dream of visiting again just after we leave. We fell in love with Zakopane and it became like our second home. We always book a chalet which allows us the freedom of the family atmosphere. We love to cook breakfast in the morning while snowing outside. The atmosphere is unbelievable.

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Christmas Crib in Zakopane

Zakopane Christmas Crib in Bernardine's Church

24 December, 2019 Barbara

Christmas Nativity Scene inside the Bernardins church - dozens of moving figures, a moving cable car to Kasprowy Wierch, a retinue of the Three Kings, numerous animals and ringing bells in the mini church tower will certainly delight every child and most adults.

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Tatra Guide Helena Gasienica-Roj

Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains by Helena Gasienica-Roj

5 December, 2019 Helena Roj

Like everywhere in the World the highlander's culture is different from other regions. The specific environment where these people live from centuries, makes their language, customs and their architecture unique in Poland

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smoked sheep's cheese oscypek

10 BEST foods to try in Zakopane

30 November, 2019 Barbara

The most iconic food in our region is smoked sheep's cheese oscypek (photo on the left). It tastes great grilled with a touch of cranberry jam.

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Zakopane Krupowki Street

Zakopane Krupowki Street

5 November, 2019 Barbara

Some people say that Krupowki is the ugliest street in Poland, others think it is one of the prettiest. No doubt Krupowki is a very popular street and probably one of the best-known streets in our country.

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hiking traials in the Tatra National Park

10 BEST hikes to do in the Tatra Mountains

12 October, 2019 Barbara

There are 275 km of marked tourist trails located in the Tatra National Park from very easy to extremely difficult ones.

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beautiful park in the centre of Zakopane

10 BEST places to visit in Zakopane and the area

2 September, 2019 Barbara

Today I have prepared a list of my favourite places in Zakopane and the vicinity. Some of them are very popular places, some are known mainly to the local people.

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Kasprowy Wierch cable car

Kasprowy Wierch on the pictures

2 September, 2019 Barbara

Kasprowy Wierch is one of the most popular places to visit in the Tatra National Park - for hikers in summer, for skiers and snowboarders in winter and for everyone who likes to admire beautifully views all year round.

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10 BEST things to do in Zakopane and the area

2 September, 2019 Barbara

The most popular things to do in Zakopane are hiking, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobile rides, cable car trip to Kasprowy Wierch, Dunajec Gorge rafting...

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