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SK, High Tatras – Kriváň Gold and Guerilla Fighters
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
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Today we invite you to a trip to the High Tatras to the majestic peak Krivan, which has been a symbol of Slovakia for decades. However, this time we will not focus on tourism, but on exploring its hidden beauties and sights. The first is a guerrilla bunker, where the fight of German fascists took place with partisan troops of the High Tatras. This memorable place can be reached from the Three Wells tourist crossroads and leads along a green-marked hiking trail to the top of Kriváň. The marked branch to the bunker is located in the first third of the ascent, below the Grúnik hill.
The second unusual stop will be the Kriváňské doly, where gold, silver and other minerals were mined. Though not many of them were found, but even a few were enough to lend Krivan beautiful legends. You will find the remains below the very top of the shield, as well as in the lower altitudes. Their exact location can be found on the map in the Slovak Museum of Nature Conservation and Caving in Liptovský Mikuláš or here. Please note that access to mines is only permitted with authorized personnel.
Dnes vás zveme na vysokotatranský výlet k majestátnímu štítu Kriváň, který je již desetiletí symbolem Slovenska. Avšak tentokrát se nezaměříme na turistiku, ale na poznávání jeho skrytých krás a pozoruhodností. První z nich je partyzánský bunkr, kde se odehrál boj německých fašistů s příslušníky partyzánského oddílu Vysoké Tatry. K tomuto památnému místu dojdete z turistického rozcestí Tři studánky a vede po zeleně značeném turistické stezce na vrchol Kriváně. Značená odbočka k bunkru se nachází v první třetině výstupu, pod vrchem Grúnik.
Druhým nevšedním zastavením budou Kriváňské doly, kde se těžilo zlato, stříbro a jiné minerály. Nenašlo se jich sice mnoho, ale i to málo stačilo k opředení Kriváně nádhernými legendami. Pozůstatky dolů najdete pod samotným vrcholem štítu, jakož i v nižších polohách. Jejich přesnější umístění najdete na mapě ve Slovenském muzeu ochrany přírody a jeskyňářství v Liptovském Mikuláši nebo zde. Upozorňujeme, že přístup k dolům je povolen jen s oprávněnou osobou.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Foto: HIK, o. z.
Soon winter closure of Tatranian tourist trails (15th June 2014) weill end. Therefore, in advance we bring you an interesting alpine hike trip. Our goal today is the peak of the peaks, the symbol of Slovakia – majestic Krivan in the High Tatras.
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.
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).
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.
We invite you today again to the High Tatras, this time to visit Bilík’s Cottage that is popular among families with children or less physically capable tourists. The cottage is easily accessible and the pathway leading there is also easy.
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 the High Tatras, in addition to busy tourist sites, we can also visit less known areas with a lower frequency of visitors. For those who prefer peace and desire to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the alpine nature of Tater, we can recommend hiking through the Copper Valley to the main ridge of the mountain - to the Smooth Saddle.
The one who loves adventure and is reasonably physically fit, undoubtedly would like a few tips about easy winter hikes Velka Studena Valley, located in the Slovak part of the High Tatras. A year-round open cottage, Zbojnicka Chata (1960 meters), which waits for us in this valley, offers a place to rest, refreshment and cozy accommodation. We can spend here a few days without getting away from the surrounding of Tatranian peaks. Keep in mind, however, that the motion in the Tatras in winter outside marked trails is very limited according to the TANAP rules!
Today we move to Malá Studená valley guarded by Téry Cottage located in 2015 meters above the sea level. The monumental Tatras and Pět Spišských ples surround the cottage and it is here more than a century to offer you a touch of history, refreshments of the present and unparalleled beauty.
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.
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.
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