Activities and attractions in the area
Chata pri Zelenom plese (1551 m.a.s.l.)
The Chalet at Zelené pleso is open all year round. The tour from the Biela Voda (White Water) car park to the Green Lake takes 3 hours. From Veľké Biele pleso (Big White Lake) it is only a 30-minute walk. In two and a half hours you will reach the nearest mountain chalet, Skalnatá. In memory of Albert Brnčal, the then chairman of the Slovak Mountaineering Association, who died on the descent from Jastrabá veža, the Chalet at Zelené pleso was renamed Brnčalova Chalet in 1950. In 1989, however, it was renamed back to Chalet at Zelené pleso.
Zamkovského chata (1475 m.a.s.l.)
Zamkovsky Chalet is located in the High Tatras in the lower part of the Malá Studená dolina (the Small Cold Valley). It is the lowest situated alpine hut about an hour's hike from Hrebienok if you follow the red signs. The trail to the hut is not demanding and is accessible all year round. Therefore, this tour is especially popular with families with children. On the way, you can enjoy the view of Tatranská Kotlina or the Obrovský vodopád, one of the more beautiful waterfalls in Slovakia.
It is the oldest chalet in the High Tatras. It was built in 1863 by Ján Juraj Rainer. After the Kamzík chalet was built in 1884, the Rainer´s chalet was no longer visited by tourists. It was in 1997 that Peter Petras from the Spiš town of Kežmarok, with the approval of TANAP, Tatra National Park, decided to reconstruct the chalet, making it more popular again. Through this reconstruction, the chalet became accessible to visitors all year round.
Rainer´s chalet (1290 m.a.s.l.)
Chalet below the Solisko peak (1860 m.a.s.l.)
This mountain hut was originally opened on 6 February 1944 as part of a ski lift, a shelter for the winter season. The lift was replaced by a chairlift in January 1970, which operates all year round - in winter for skiers and in summer for tourists. In order to be open all year round, the mountain hut was rebuilt to provide not only accommodation, but also refreshments.
Other mountain chalets include: Chalet Plesnivec (1290 m.a.s.l.), Skalnatá chalet (1740 m.a.s.l.), Téryho chalet (2015 m.a.s.l.), Bilíkova chalet (1285 m.a.s.l.), Zbojnícka chalet (1960 m.a.s.l.), Sliezsky dom (1670 m.a.s.l.), The Chalet at the Popradské Mountain-lake (1494 m.a.s.l.), Majláthova chalet (1494 m.a.s.l.), Hut under Rysy (2250 m.a.s.l.).
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MOST FAMOUS
Štrbské Pleso is one of the most popular skiing and tourist centres of the High Tatras all year round. For all visitors there is a wide range of accommodation opportunities, quality services and various tourist activities that may be interesting to visitors.
For those who do not want to exert themselves much, we recommend a pleasant walk through the High Tatras to Popradské pleso. This tour is ideal for people who don't want to sit around but can't walk too much.
Veľké Hincovo pleso
Veľké Hincovo pleso is the biggest and deepest mountain lake of glacial origin in the High Tatras. The maximum depth of the lake is 53m. The surface is frozen for about 270 days a year. It is located in the Mengusovská Valley at an altitude of 1944.8m above sea level. You can reach the lake by following the blue signs from Popradské pleso - ca. 1:35 hrs.
Pleso is a term referring to a lake located in the Tatras, which is of glacial origin. There are more than 100 of them in our territory, but not all of them are accessible. They are popular because of their location in the beautiful nature of the High, Western and Low Tatras.
Hrebienok (1285 m.a.s.l.) is an attractive destination for visitors of the High Tatras. The oldest tourist centre Starý Smokovec is a transport hub of Vysoké Tatry. This settlement is a turn-off to Hrebienok - the starting point of many hiking trails. Take the cable car from Starý Smokovec and feel like the English Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the High Tatras.
There is an easy path to the waterfall, which is also suitable for families with children. We start from Štrbské Pleso. You can get there by tram or by car - there are enough parking facilities at your disposal. In summer we can walk to Pleso nad Skokom, Bystra lávka and Wahlenbergove plesá, but in winter, out of season, the trail ends at the waterfall due to the closure - this trail is also visited by alpine skiers.
Vodopády Studeného potoka waterfalls
An easy year-round hike with an elevation difference of only 405 m. We start at the Morava** Hotel and go around the lower station of the cable car. Then we come to the forest and the forest path. This is a very popular tour. If you are tired, you can finish this tour already at the Rainer´s Chalet, or continue walking if you like.
SWIMMING POOLS AND AQUA PARKS
Vrbov Thermal Park
If you want to relax, we recommend the Vrbov Thermal Park, where you can regenerate your body after a tiring day in thermal pools with geothermal water. This water contains all the important minerals. There are ten swimming pools in the area, four of which are suitable for children. During the winter season, there are five swimming pools with geothermal and clear water. The water temperatures range from 26 degrees to 38 degrees.
More information at: www.termalnekupalisko.com
AquaCity Poprad Aquapark is the largest wellness and spa centre in Slovakia. It offers 13 outdoor and indoor pools, water slides, 350 water attractions, children's corners and playgrounds. Various entertainment animation programmes and the extraordinary 3D laser show offer the highlights of the day. On an area of 1600 m2, wellness lovers can also relax in various saunas, whirpools, a Bay of Love or a snow cave.
More information at www.aquacity.sk
Poliankovo Tatranská Polianka
The digital gallery combines art with modern technologies such as virtual reality, 3D projection, augmented reality (AR), hologram, shadow play and the like. You can also enjoy an exhibition of images which can bet set in motion with the help of AR or various sounds.
More at: www.poliankovo.sk
We offer our guests a 10% discount on admission.
Dobrá hračka Tatranská Lomnica
The Gallery Dobrá hračka in Tatranská Lomnica is a place where you can find many games and attractions on an area of 500 m2. Here you can also learn the traffic rules and try out various toys. The shop also offers unconventional toys, thanks to which both children and adults can play not only with fun, but also with reason and learn something new.
More at: www.dobrahracka.sk
We offer our guests a 10% discount on admission.
Tricklandia Starý Smokovec
Tricklandia is a place where you can experience a unique journey through Slovakia with trick-art and optical illusions. In its premises you will find various representations of communities and castles of Slovakia (e.g. Vlkolinec, Dunajec, Bojnice Castle and others). The 24 attractions include 15 trick-art paintings, augmented reality, anti-gravity rooms, the most beautiful mirror maze in Central Europe and more.
More at: www.tricklandia.sk
We offer our guests a 10% discount on admission.
Dinopark Dolný Smokovec
Dinopark Tatry has the highest number of dinosaurs per square metre. Thanks to the possibility to look at the dinosaurs real close, you can learn real knowledge about these creatures. They have been built on a place where they once lived. In the Dinopark you will get a detailed explanation of the most interesting facts without having to walk long distances. We look forward to your visit.
More at: www.dinoparktatry.sk
The ski resort is located in Dolný Smokovec, Pod Lesom, in the quiet surroundings of the High Tatras 10 km from Poprad. Visitors can enjoy a moderately challenging ski slope with a length of 400 metres and a total height of 50 metres. Less experienced skiers, beginners and children will find their own here as well. For less experienced skiers, skiing courses are provided. Children can also have a lot of fun sledding here.
Tatranská Lomnica – Lomnické Sedlo
Enjoy skiing in Lomnické sedlo. You can get there from Tatranská Lomnica. Even the most demanding skiers will enjoy the highest and steepest ski slope in Lomnické Sedlo (2,190 m.a.s.l.). 1,300 metres of vertical drop, state-of-the-art chairlifts and gondola lifts ensure a great experience on a first-class 6.5-kilometre carving track with a width of up to 60 metres.
In the highest Tatra settlement, Štrbské Pleso, there are 9 kilometres of easy and intermediate ski slopes on the southern slopes of Predné Solisko. These are mostly popular among families with children and advanced skiers. You will find a ski rental, a snowboard and ski service and a ski school for beginners in Štrbské Pleso. Adrenaline lovers can visit the attractive snow park. Štrbské Pleso is the highest ski resort in Slovakia.
A comfortable cable car to Hrebienok and the possibility of sledging day and night belong to the best winter experiences in the High Tatra. In the resort Jakubkova lúka, you can go skiing on an easy ski slope suitable for beginners. It is also possible to get advantageous ski passes that are valid only in the specific resort. This option is especially appreciated by less demanding skiers and beginners. Hrebienok, known for the opportunity to walk easily to the Vodopády studeného potoka waterfalls, has been popular for quite some time thanks to the Tatra Ice Master event - here you can have a look at beautiful ice sculptures. Children and adults can go sledding on a 2.5-kilometre trail. This trail leads from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.
The Tatranská Lomnica and Starý Smokovec ski resorts offer more than 30 km of cross-country ski trails of easy to medium difficulty. Both advanced skiers and beginners will find their place here. The largest cross-country skiing area in the Tatras is in Štrbské pleso. Here you will find 7 professionally prepared cross-country skiing trails ranging in length from 0.5 km to 5 km.
More information at www.regiontatry.sk
The Belianska Cave is one of the most visited accessible caves in Slovakia. Except for bizarre rocky shapes, it is known by rich occurrence of calcite fills. Though the interest in natural attractions of the cave have been persisting for 125 years, the rules of its forming are not entirely clear by now.
Ski Museum Tatranská Lomnica
The exposition of the Ski Museum in Tatranská Lomnica is dedicated to the history of the origin and development of winter sports in the High Tatras from the very beginning until 1945. Visitors of the museum can learn a lot of interesting information about the beginnings of skiing, skating, curling, climbing, sledging and bobsledding in the High Tatras through 19 educational boards. The biggest attraction for visitors are the 3.07 m long skis from 1885 and the exposition of old bobsleighs, which used to run on the Tatra bobsled runs.
TANAP Museum Tatranská Lomnica
Visitors get to know about Tatra nature, its protection as well as the history of making the Tatra Mountains accessible for visitors. It is one of the most visited museums of its kind in Slovakia - about 30,000 visitors come every year. The museum's exhibition is divided into sections of natural science, nature conservation, history and ethnography.
Botanical Garden in Tatranská Lomnica
The main goal of the Tatra Nature Exhibition is to get to know the nature of High Tatra and to save and preserve rare and endangered species of many plants. The visitor can see here 270 types of Tatra plants growing on various biotopes, some of them are possible to be purchased in form of seedlings or seeds.
TRIPS WITH CK MORAVA
At an altitude of 634 m, on a limestone rock, there is one of the most nationally valuable cultural monuments in Slovakia - Spiš Castle. You can observe the development of architecture in this country from the 12th to the 18th century. This castle sites is considered to be one of the largest in Central Europe by area 4 hectares (41 426m2). We can only recommend a climb to the castle, as this will give you the opportunity to see its beautiful architecture and have a breathtaking view.
The Ľubovňa Castle is a partially reconstructed castle on a limestone hill overlooking the town of Stará Ľubovňa. Village life is brought closer to visitors by the Museum of Folk Architecture - the Stará Ľubovňa Open-Air Museum. During a tour of the Nestville Distillery exhibition you can learn about the history of traditional folk crafts and the distillery in the north of Spiš.
National Cultural Monument Červený Kláštor, The Red Monastery, was inhabited by monks of the Carthusian and Kamaldul orders. Between 1320 and 1563 it was a Carthusian monastery. Later, between 1711 and 1782, it became a Kamaldul monastery. The river of the region, Dunajec, is very famous for the 1.5-hour rafting.
Kežmarok was once a free royal city and one of the leading cities in the country. Today it is one of the 18 town monument reserves in Slovakia. The town's history can also be seen in its architecture, which includes every architectural style, starting with Romanesque. There are 3 national cultural monuments in Kežmarok: the Evangelical Lyceum, the statue of Christ crucified on the main altar of the Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - a work by Master Paul from Levoča - and the wooden Evangelical Articular Church, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We have all heard of the Slovak Tatras. But have you thought about visiting this mountain range from the Polish side? Zakopané is very suitable for that. Zakopané is the largest town near the High Tatras, and is known as the Polish winter capital. It is a tourist centre with many attractions from where you can enjoy the view of the Polish Tatras.
Originally, the Hungarian castle of Dunajec was built near the Polish border in the 14th century on the site of the fortress. Today it is called Zamek Niedzica and lies on the western bank of the Čorstín reservoir. According to legend, the highwayman Juraj Jánošík was imprisoned and tried here. The castle was inhabited throughout its history, which is why it is so well preserved. In 1997, a 56-metre-long dam was built on the Dunajec. This turned the castle into a water castle.