Zakopane is situated in southern Poland, about 100 km to the south of Cracow, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies in a valley at the foot of The Tatras, the highest mountains and the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian mountains in Poland. Due to this it is the most important Polish centre of mountaineering and skiing, and is visited by about three million tourists annually.


Zakopane main attraction is hiking and skiing. Tourist mainly come here for adventure. The most important alpine skiing locations are Kasprowy Wierch, Nosal and Gubalowka Hill. Zakopane hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1929, 1939, and 1962, the winter Universiades in 1956, 1993 and 2001, the biathlon World Championship, several ski jumping world cups, and several Nordic combined, Nordic and Alpine European Cups.

The beauty of the nearby sunny valley of Zakopane is attractive.

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