The Tatra Mountains make up Poland's southern border with neighboring Slovakia, encompassing the highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountain range. Located just 110 km (68 miles) south of Krakow, these beautiful massifs attract thousands of visitors every year, and for good reason. Adventures like trekking Mt. Rysy, the highest massif in Poland at 2,499 m (8,199 ft), and discovering the Mickiewicza Waterfall make a trip to the Polish Tatras a feast for those with a rugged appetite. Combine that with over 240 km (149 miles) of ski slopes, hiking trails and some of the most picturesque vistas available anywhere in the country and you've got the perfect adventure to add to your Poland checklist.
Location:Tatrzański National Park, 110 km (68 miles) south of Krakow, Poland
Note:Most visitors to the Tatra Mountains stay in Zakopane, a quaint town at the base of the range. Situated 2 hour's drive south of Krakow, it is accessible via road and railway.