A real wonder for nature lovers
Known as the winter capital of Poland, this town of 28,000 inhabitants is located at the foot of the Tatras. The Tatra Mountains are the largest mountain range of the Carpathians with an average height of 2,655 meters. Protected species such as the brown bear, wolf, lynx, and moose live here in the many forests and glacial valleys. I did not see any when I visited but that´s better because I´d be scared to walk down the mountain and find a bear in my face! The lovely town of Zakopane has many places to stay that range between 5-star hotels to private homes with single rooms available. The view of the mountains from any of these is really beautiful! I get excited just remembering.