Vysoké Tatry (High Tatra) - Slovakia

Extent: 74111 ha

In north part of Slovakia, along borders with Poland, in districts of Kežmarok, Liptovský Mikuláš, Poprad and Tvrdošín, there is situated mountain range of special character – High Tatra. It belongs, together with Belianske Tatra, to complex of East Tatra Mountains.

Highest peak: Gerlachovka (2655 m).

Surface: it is formed with dense forests, pine woods. In higher sites, there are to be found dwarfish pine woods, plough-tails and lichens. Alp-meadows are located in places where the trees are missing.

Climate: mostly cold, 0 Celsius degrees. The snow remains on surface nearly all year round, on some places does not thaw at all.

Mountain nucleus is formed with granites and crystalic slates, on surface with limestones and sandstones, with appearance of quartz.

Mountain relief is very rough, including steep shields and combs.

We find here caves with karst appearances, waterfalls, lakes (plesa), healing springs, rare plants and many animals, in form of great mammalia.

High Tatra Mountains were declared as Tatra National Park in 1948. Later, in 1993, declared as biospherical reservation within scope of international UNESCO programme.


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SK, High Tatras – A Mountaineering Hike Up Skalnata Cabin
Published: 24.1.2021
As the weather outside is good for winter activities, we decided to go on a moderately demanding ski mountaineering ascent to Skalnata chata. The starting point was the valley station of the cable cars in Tatranská Lomnica, where a large-capacity car park and a complete visitor infrastructure have been built.

SK, High Tatras – Slezský House
Published: 20.1.2021
In today's article, we will move to the snow-capped High Tatras to take an easy winter ascent to the famous mountain hotel in Velická dolina, which is an ideal starting point for climbing the highest peak in Slovakia - the majestic Gerlachovský štít.

SK: Unusual Records of the Tatras and Trnava
Published: 3.1.2021
Only recently have two new publications from the family publishing house Dajama seen the light of day, which deal not only with Slovak, but also with European and world records of the Tatras and Trnava.

SK: Backpacking in Slovakia – Tourist Guides
Published: 26.8.2020
Recently, a practical book re-edition of tourist guides with a backpack around Slovakia from the family publishing house Dajama saw the light of day. In addition to attractive tourist destinations, it also brings tourist maps.

SK: Summer with Vistas over the Mountains
Published: 19.7.2020
This year the apartment with a sea view is probably not waiting for you, but on the mountains. But that doesn't matter at all! Along with the summer came the right time to choose the ideal place for a holiday. There is a period during which you recharge your batteries, have fun and have many extraordinary experiences. But in order for the planned holiday to really meet your expectations and purpose, you must find time to choose it, think everything through and plan ahead.

SK: Make Use of Days Off and Plan Your Summer Vacation in the Tatras
Published: 22.3.2020
High Tatras are often associated with winter holidays. With skis, mulled wine and views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains. In fact, this region is even nicer in summer and will certainly appeal to lovers of hiking and nature. Today we bring little inspiration.

SK, Dovalovo – Urban District of Liptovsky Hradok Worth Visiting
Published: 23.2.2020
Today we will take you to the district of Liptovský Hrádok - Dovalov. It was administratively attached to this charming town in 1971, although its size is larger than Hrádok itself.

SK, Hybe – The Village of Famous Outlaw
Published: 16.2.2020
We will continue the series of articles about Liptov municipalities today. This time we will visit the village of Hybe, which was made famous by Martin Ťapák's movie 1975 - Pacho, the outlaw of Hybe.

SK, Východná – Folklore Heart of Slovakia
Published: 9.2.2020
After a visit to Vazec, today we move a little further to the neighboring village Východná. This Liptov village has been associated with the biggest Slovak folklore festival, which has been held here since 1953 for decades.

SK, Važec – Peculiar Town in the Heart of Nature
Published: 2.2.2020
Liptov is one of the most visited regions in Slovakia and we will follow in the following weeks in the footsteps of distinctive Liptov villages, which still live in traditions and offer several sights. And we start in Vazec.

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