Belianska Cave (entrance at 885 m above the sea) is the only cave open
to public in the High Tatras. It is situated under the eastern end of
the Belianske Tatras, in the northern slope of Kobylí vrch (Kobylí Hill).
A good starting point for visiting the cave is a settlement Tatranská
kotlina (Tatranská Basin).
Dobšinská Ice Cave
This state-protected national monument is one of the scarcest and most
remarkable natural phenomenons in Slovakia. It was discovered by a mining
engineer E. Ruffinyi and his fellows on July 15, 1870. Already in 1871
it was open to public. In 1887 it was the first cave in Europe with electric
CHALET POD RYSMI
The chalet Pod Rysmi is the highest situated chalet in the High Tatras.
The Austrian mountaineer Ubald Felbinger as the first one came up with
the idea to build up the shelter in this location in the end of the 19th.
centrury. Its construction was put off for many years because of the technical
and the financial problems, whereby the ideas of its location differed
as well (the proposed places were for example Zabie lakes, Váhy ridge
After the avalanche damage in 1954 they started the first reconstruction and in 1977 the first floor was built up.
Téryho chalet was built by the Hungarian Carpathian union thanks to Edmund Téry (1856 - 1917) a doctor from Banská Štiavnica and a mountain pioneer, who played a very important role in developing tourism in the High Tatras. Till 1933 it was the highest situated chalet in Hungaria.
The chalet was built in 1943 by a native from Levoca, the well-known tatras´ mountaineer and the renter of Teryho chalet Stefan Zamkovsky (1908 - 1961). After the nationalization in 1951 it was renamed on Captain´s Nálepka chalet, but in 1993 it was returned to the former owners and it has had its original name since. .
The chalet was built in 1934 and its original name was Guhr´s chalet. In 1936 the chalet was rebuilt and after the World War II there was a new tourist hostel annexed. From 1946 it is called after Paul Bilík (1916 - 1944) the innspector of the financial guard in Horný Smokovec, the participant of Slovak National Uprising, executed by fascists in Kežmarok
CHALET POPRADSKÉ PLESO
The chalet is situated on the place where the first shelters and chalets
were built thanks to the initiative of the Hugarian - Carpathian union.
The first one Majláth´s chalet was named after the vice-president of the
union and the member of Liptov county council Vojtech Majláth.
In 1951 the chalet was renamed on the Captain´s Moravka chalet, in honour to Stefan Moravka, the commander of the financial guard at Štrbské Pleso, who died in revolt as a member of the partisan troop Vysoké Tatry Grúnik.
During the years 1958 1961 a new mountain hotel with a restaurant and a bar was built in the same locality, but it did not satisfy climbers and tourists at all and that´s why it was rebuilt again on the chalet, as we know it today.
Zakopane is one of the best-known tourist towns in Poland. Zakopane, which was "discovered" as a tourist attraction in the second half of the XIX century, is not coming out of fashion, but on the contrary, every year it attracts more and more tourists, who are so happy with their stay at the foot of the Tatra Mountains that they hope to come back here. Zakopane owes its popularity to various facilities it offers its visitors. In winter - there are numerous ski lifts and perfect weather conditions for skiing for both experienced skiers and beginners. In summer - there are difficult rock climbs on precipitous trails in the Wysokie (High) Tatras as well as easy ones available for everyone, which lead along the picturesque valleys and the ridges of the hills surrounding Zakopane. Visitors are attracted to the town's unique atmosphere, which combines two factors: the authentic folk culture of the highlanders of the Podhale region and the very sophisticated repertoire of the "Witkacy" Theatre and Szymanowski's music. They are also attracted to what "lies between" these two factors - the charm of the cafes, jazz and rock concerts in the cellars, a glance at the mountains, lazy colourful crowd in Krupówki Street.
On a dolomite rock 200 m above the surrounding land, at the elevation
of 634 m, there is one of the most precious cultural monuments in the
Spiš region that reigns over the Spiš basin - the Spiš Castle. It is not
just an evidence of architectural development from the 12-th to the 18-th
century. With its area of 41 426 m2 it is at the same time one of the
largest castles in the Central Europe.