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Tatra Mountains

Tatra Mountains




Location: Western Carpathians region




Description of Tatra Mountains


Tatra Mountains is the highest mountain range in the Carpathians. Tatra Mountains are situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Difficult terrain and high elevation made this part of Europe difficult to settle and cultivate so much of the biosphere is well preserved. The region is home to wild boar, brown bear, wolf, lynx, marmot and different species of deer. Additionally there are over 200 species of birds, 162 species of spiders and many others. Slovakian side of the Tatra mountain range consists of Western Tatras (Zapadne Tatry), the High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry) and Belianske Tatry. The last is a small area that is strictly protected. It is closed to the public.


Travel Destinations in Tatra Mountains

Liptovsky Hradok

Liptovsky Hradok

Liptovsky Hradok is a medieval citadel situated in a Liptovský Mikuláš District in Tatra Mountains. It was constructed in 14th century. Changing military tactics and technology changed the purpose of the castle defenses. It was transformed into Renaissance palace by Louis XVI. Today it houses a Ethnography Museum.
















Gerlachovský štít

At 2655 m it is the tallest peak in the Tatras mountain range.

Tatra Mountains 

Lomnicky štít

At 2634 m high this peak is second in the range and easier to rich by cable cars. Bring warm clothes. Even in summer winds are merciless.


Stary Smokovec


Stary Smokovec is one of the most popular and attractive spa complex in the Tatra Mountains. Set in the pristine mountains and virgin forests it offers great degree of tranquility and peace in this beautiful region.










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