Winter capital of Poland
Poland’s most popular center of winter sports and summer hikes. Nicely located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane has well-developed hospitality and tourist infrastructure. Beside its cable car to Mt Kasprowy Wierch and the funicular to Mt Gubalowka, there are many other ski-lifts and Poland’s biggest ski-jumps. Zakopane’s beautiful landscape is a perfect setting for hundreds of sports and cultural events, including the annual International Festival of Highlanders’ Folklore (August) that attracts throngs of tourists from the whole world. Zakopane is reputed for its still alive highlander’s folklore.
Tourist Information Center, Zakopane, ul. Kosciuszki 17; tel. +(48-18) 201 22 11, fax 206 60 51; www.zakopane.pl