Polen Tatra Nationalpark

The Tatra National Park is situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia. It consists of two separate parts. The Slovak part, with almost 750 km2, is considerably larger and the Polish part, with about 210 km2, is larger. Together they form the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Tatra.

As usual for a biosphere reserve, visitors to the Tatras can expect a lush flora and fauna. This is unusual for most people. Numerous species of orchids can only be found in the Tatra region. If you are lucky, you may also see traces of bears, wolves or lynxes. Or a golden eagle draws its majestic circles above the treetops. The chamois species found here developed independently of their relatives in the rest of Europe. It is still found nowhere else in the world. The current population of about 1,000 animals is strictly protected.

Particularly worth mentioning are the beautiful forests of the Tatras and more than 100 waterfalls and mountain lakes. They originated during the last ice age and are characterized by crystal clear – and ice-cold – water. They are connected by a network of several hundred kilometres of hiking and cycling trails of varying difficulty. Some mountain huts offer the possibility of a stopover and overnight stay for hikers and cyclists.

Also in winter the Tatra National Park is a paradise for active holidaymakers. Ski and snowboard fans get their money’s worth and cross-country skiing is also permitted on long stretches in the national park.

However, the frequently used term “High Tatras” for the entire national park is wrong. The High Tatras is only the central part of the national park and gives its name to the entire biosphere reserve.

For safety reasons, the hiking trails are closed between the beginning of November and the middle of June. Otherwise, visitors with a mountain guide can also discover the national park outside the public hiking trails.

Data Tatra National Park

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CountryPoland, Slovakia
Type of Recommendation· Culture · Natural Thing

Location Tatra National Park

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