is the highest town in Poland: the urban portion
extends from 750 to 1000 m above sea level.
A part of the Tatra Mountains is still in the
administrative borders of Zakopane (the highest
point of which is the apeex of Swinica - 2301 m)
and Gubalowka (1120 m). The highest place of
work in Poland is a meteorological observatory
on Kasprowy Peak - 1985 m above sea level.
The focal point of Zakopane - Street
intersection. Krupówki and Kosciuszko lies at an
altitude of 838 m above sea level. For over a
hundred years Zakopane, plays a significant role
on the map of Polish culture. It is a place
visited by the most outstanding writers,
artists, musicians and journalists to rest and
to create here.
Since the late
nineteenth century Tatras - the highest
mountains in this part of Europe, and the
highlanders of Podhale folk culture exerted
great influence on the culture nationwide. To
this day, Tatra folklore is one of the main
attractions of Zakopane.
Zakopane is a
home of many professional artists. Regional
folk, nature and biographical museums (Jana Kasprowicz,
Kornel Makuszynski, Karol Szymanowski and
Brother Albert) provide knowledge about Tatra
and the whole region. There are also several art
galleries and several art schools.
We invite you to familiarize
yourself with our offer.