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SK: High Tatras - Ice Beauties
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Since December 2013 until March 2014, visitors to the High Tatras had chance tosee beautiful works of art made from ice. A unique ice cathedral with decoration inspired by Tatranian nature was located right on Hrebienok in the High Tatras. A designed tent resembling an igloo shielded it from wind and snow. Exterior and interior were greatly illuminated which only enhanced the artistic experience. After the end of the TATRA ICE MASTER 2014, a competition where the best artists from 8 European countries created unimaginably beautiful ice sculptures, the surrounding of the cathedral was filled with another works made of ice. Our staff was there. We have here a small memory of this event, when ice works crated by human hands put joy into hearts of visitors to the Tatras.
Text a foto: Oskár Mažgút
Překlad: Stanislava Waniová
Mengusovska valley, High Tatras, is a place which every fan of alpine tourism must have visited. Its beauty and grandeur is at its best during summer season yet the present article introduces you to tourism in the area in winter.
The region of Spis boasts many historic sights as well as amazing natural wonders. In the forefront stand beloved locality- Bachledova vally, a sports resort in the south of the Spisska Magura mountain range.
The High Tatras are among the most popular places for tourists in Slovakia. In summer, many visitors from home and abroad come here to enjoy the magic of mountains or do some hiking. Sedlo pod Ostrvou is a popular spot for easy alpine tourism.
The Western Tatras is very popular and frequented mountain range. Treks here, the main ridge especially, are amazing and people who go there long remember it. Ostry Rohac is perhaps the most attractive and most well known peak in this area. Many tourists hike across it every year.
Vysoke Tatra sis one of the most beautiful nature gems in Slovakia. These high mountains lure tourists for their grandiosity, monumentality and immesurable beauty of their deep valleys and sharp pyramidal peaks reaching up to the skies. Jehneci pyramidal peak (2 230 m) one of the accessible summits in the High Tatras. The climb is amazing and valuable experience.
Like the High Tatra West Tatra is also popular area. You can have some remarkable outdoor experience there. Both mountains seems to be one whole. However, unlike the High Tatra, West Tatra are lower. Its mountains are more covered of grass. Barance mountain (2 185 m) is a popular locality by tourists. This mountain is situated in the south of this mountain ridge.
There are not many options for tourism during winter months in the High Tatras as during the main season. Should you long for a climb up some of the summits open during the winter closure in the High Tatras, you may choos, for instance – Predni Solisko. In the article to follow we tell you about the up this Tatranian giant.
Winter is getting over slowly yet there is quite a lot of snow there. This is the reason why we take you to the district of Mengusovce town sort of the gateway to the High Tatras. The village is situated in the district of Poprad close to the crossroad of the road E50 and D1 freeway.
This time we visit our beloved Tatras, more precisely the village of Strbske Pleso, which is part of the village Strba. From the Tatra Electric Railway - Strbske Pleso stop we go through the tracks to the recently renewed national cultural monument - the Monte Móry lookout tower.
If you are planning a trip with your kids, the Tatras are an ideal destination, as well as a new book from the family owned publishing house Dajama. There are 25 field trips, which belong to the most interesting places in the Tatras, especially from the perspective of children.
The winter in the Tatras is in full swing and we would like to present you a very interesting publication that captures the complete crossing of the ridge of the High Tatras in winter conditions. And without leaving out heavy climbing peaks or entire ridge sections (in 1974).
The ridges and hills of the High Tatras captivate every tourist who likes to take beautiful and demanding daylong trek through the beautiful alpine scenery. One of the touristically attractive and popular sites of this mountain range is Svinica - a distinctive tower mountain protruding on the main ridge of the High Tatras.
Between the Belianske Tatras and Spisska Magura, the picturesque Goral village of Zdiar spreads out. Come along with us for a short walk through this vibrant village and discover its history, sights, customs, or attractions in the area.
In the northeastern cornerof Slovakia, in the region of Presov, you will discover the small town of Stara Lubovna. A majestic castle of the same name rises above the town.. Let us now visit it together and see the exhibition in the Museum of Folk Architecture.
Perhaps none of the High Tatra summits enjoy such popularity as Rysy does. For fans of alpine tourism, they are an attractive and grateful destination for tours. To get to this favorite Tatra Hill we will introduce the following article.
I spent two day in the High Tatras while on my way from Kosice and east Slovakia. I was lucky to spend there the most beautiful days of autumn. Even though sun shined only in the morning the weather was very good. It did not rain, snow, and it was not cold nor hot. Perfect when you go to mountains.
Today we go for a romantic walk to Strbske Pleso, a district of Strba town. It is a place that is popular among fishermen, however today it is a place where families with children go to, or where couples meet in the middle of Tatranian nature.
Two weeks later we go again to the Tatras. This time we visit a small village of Tatranska Lesna. It is located almost in the middle on the road from Stary Smokovec and Tatranska Lomnica. On one side it borders with the Path of Freedom and from the other side with the mouth of Studena Valley.
The fact that the Polish mountains are often neglected by the Czechs is pity. However, mountains in Poland are comparable to the Krkonose or the Tatras in Slovakia. However, some consider Poland to be cheaper. We consider it a must go!
Our journey across cottages in the High Tatras will bring us today to popular place known as Hrebienok where an alpine hotel is located as well as an upper station of a cableway, great initial place for alpine tourism or once famous ski center that comes to live in the present from time to time.
One beautiful day we came into conclusion to climb one of the Tatranian shields. Therefore, we travelled to Strbske Pleso lake and from there we set off for the Salisko summit.
It is not necessary to provide you with some extensive introduction of the High Tatras. These mountains are simply splendid. They lay in the heart of Europe, being a well-known and popular destination among domestic and foreign tourists. Mostly those who love alpine treks travel here frequently. Koprovsky peak (2367 m) is one of the most famous and most visited points of interest there.
City of Vysové Tatry is in terms of cadastral area the largest city in the Slovak Republic. It consists by fourteen settlements, of which perhaps the best known and most sought after tourist are two villages called Smokovec.
There are many cottages hiding in the High Tatras. Together we will explore its youngest cottage that for decades guards Štrbské pleso and surrounding mountains.
Dear readers, today we will return again to the Cottage by Zelené pleso. In the previous article we talked about its predecessor – Egida’s cottage, its construction, reconstruction and other hardships. Today we will focus on the fate of the cottage itself. The cottage remained until present something like a guardian of Zelené pleso.
In the second part of our series of articles on safety in the mountains we will deal with little Alps High Tatra, which are characteristic of their unique alpine mountains in Slovakia. Their articulation and slope are among the most dangerous pitfalls that ordinary visitors must overcome not only in winter.
Although winter is in full swing and snow inspires people to put on ski boots rather than hiking boots. However, it is time to schedule trips for the summer season. Those planning to go to the High Tatras, for example, may rise to one of the easternmost mountains shields, Velka Svistovka (2037 meters). Because the adjacent Kezmarska Biela Voda Valley could be walked through also in winter, many winter hikers will appreciate the following tip.
Just at the end of last year, I came to an understanding with my friend that this year's St. Valentine holiday we would prepare for our partners an unrepeatable experience in a form of so called „long weekend“ in High Tatra Mountains.
Fall is perfect for walks in nature. Today we follow spa sidewalk, which is less known to the public, that we accidentally discovered in the High Tatras, in the village of Stary Smokovec.
In our today’s part of the cottages in the Tatras series we will explore the history of the smallest and oldest cottage in the Hihg Tatras, the Rener’s Cottage. It is called “Reinerka” in short. We will talk about its founder, its fate in the course of years and we won’t miss the present either.
Today we will continue in our tour de cottages in Tatras. This time we will go to the Rocky Cottage (1751 meters above the sea level) that is located under the second highest peak of the High Tatras – Lomnický peak – and above the settlement of Tatranská Lomnica.
The third part of our series of articles about safety in the mountains will be about small Alps High Tatra, but this winter succeeds summer. Seemingly, we can assume that the accident in the summer is lower because so many of us lurking natural hazards such as in winter, but the contrary is the case of true.
A majestic shield of Kriváň Peak (2494 m) is not the highest in Slovakia but, no doubt, it is most known and popular among the other Tatra Peaks.
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Predni Solisko in the Tatra National Park is one of the few summits accessible to tourist throgho...
Velka Studina valley is a popular winter locality in the High Tatras. It is easy accessible from ...
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Thanks to the beauty and difficulty of individual trails, the High Tatras fulfill the needs of th...
Truly extraordinary structure in Hrebienok, the High Tatras is to be seen this winter. Its unique...
In the northwestern part of the Spis region, near the city of Poprad, there is a beautiful town ...
If you ask some Slovak about things he is proud of, he will answer the nature, most certainly. Ye...
It was a one nice winter day when we set out to the High Tatras . As our goal we chose the Cottag...
Высокие Татры это ворота словацкого туризма. На протяжении столетий они привлекают туристов со вс...
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Watch with us how the High Tatras after a destructive windstorm that ravaged this area in 2004.