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The '''Tatra Mountains''' [http://www.tanap.sk/]
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'''{{#explode:{{SUBPAGENAME}}| (|0}}''' is in [[Lesser Poland Voivodship]] in [[Poland]].
or '''Tatras''' or '''Tatra'''  (in Polish and Slovak '''Tatry''', which is a plural proper noun) is a mountain range on the border of [[Poland]] and [[Slovakia]], the highest part of the [[Carpathian Mountains]].
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[[Image:High_Tatra.jpg|thumb|300px|The Valley of the Five Polish Lakes, High Tatras]]
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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
* West Tatras (''pl: Tatry Zachodnie'', ''sk: Západné Tatry'')
 
* East Tatras (''pl: Tatry Wschodnie'', ''sk: Východné Tatry ''):
 
** High Tatras (''pl: Tatry Wysokie'')
 
** Belianske Tatry (''pl: Tatry Bielskie'')
 
  
Note: The Tatra Mountains do not include the mountain range called [[Low Tatras]] (''pl: Tatry Niskie'', ''sk: Nízke Tatry'').
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==Cities==
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* [[Bialka Tatrzanska]]
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* [[Bukowina Tatrzanska]]
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* [[Koscielisko]]
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* [[Male Ciche]]
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* [[Murzasichle]]
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* [[Czarna Gora]]
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* [[Jurgow]]
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* [[Zakopane]]
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* [[Zuberec]] - Slovakia
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* [[Smokovce]] - Slovakia
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* [[Tatranska Lomnica]] - Slovakia
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* [[Tatranska Kotlina]] - Slovakia
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* [[Zdiar]] - Slovakia
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* [[Javorina Spisska]] - Slovakia
  
==Towns==
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==Other destinations==
* in [[Slovakia]]
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** [[Poprad]]
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** [[Vysoké Tatry]]:
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*** [[Stary Smokovec|Starý Smokovec]]
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*** [[Strbske Pleso|Štrbské Pleso]]
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*** [[Tatranska Lomnica|Tatranská Lomnica]]
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==Understand==
  
==What to Do==
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==Talk==
* in [[Poland]]
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Tatra mountains span across border between Poland and Solvakia, so most people you may meet there will speak in languages of these countries, but communicative english is also very common. Staff at mountain refuges should be able to communicate in english too.
** [[Zakopane]] - a nearby resort-town on the northern edge of the Tatras.
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** [[Bukowina Tatrzanska]]
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** [[Bialka Tatrzanska]]
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==Get in==
  
==Places to Stay==
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==Get around==
Throughout the Tatras there are scattered 'Chatas' or Chalets.  These mountain chalets are an excellent way to experience the Tatra mountains.  A well developed system of trails links the chalets with each other.  If you're on the Slovakian side of the mountain range, you might want to take the funicular car from Starý Smokovec up to the first Chata.  From there you can follow the trails up into the mountains.  Every so often you'll come across a chata, where you can buy food, warm up over a cup of coffee, or even stay the night if there are any vacant beds.  It's a good idea to bring along a map of the tatras.
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===By foot===
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Most interesting part of these mountains is under national park protection, so if you want to see it, you will have to walk a lot. Mountain range has many trails for both experienced and novice hikers, so navigation is not a problem, but checking difficulty of trail before setting of is mandatory if you want to avoid unpleasant suprises. Another thing worth noticing is that some harder trails are one-way only, and can be pretty dangerous under bad weather conditions.
  
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===By bus===
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On Polish side it is the best way to get around outside national park, because buses are cheap (3zł ~ €0.7), arrive and depart very often, and sometimes it is possible to negotiate the route.
  
[[de:Hohe Tatra]]
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===By train===
[[fr:Hautes Tatras]]
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There is railway parallel to mountain range in Slovakia, so in addition to being convenient mean of transport it provides astonishing views on High Tatras. In the winter it is also good for getting from one ski resort to another.
[[hu:Magas-Tátra]]
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[[pl:Tatry]]
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[[WikiPedia:Tatra Mountains]]
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==See==
[[Dmoz:Europe/Slovakia/Localities/High_Tatra/]]
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===Itineraries===
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==Do==
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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==Get out==
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Revision as of 22:47, 30 August 2012

Tatra Mountains is in Lesser Poland Voivodship in Poland.

Contents

Regions

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Tatra mountains span across border between Poland and Solvakia, so most people you may meet there will speak in languages of these countries, but communicative english is also very common. Staff at mountain refuges should be able to communicate in english too.

Get in

Get around

By foot

Most interesting part of these mountains is under national park protection, so if you want to see it, you will have to walk a lot. Mountain range has many trails for both experienced and novice hikers, so navigation is not a problem, but checking difficulty of trail before setting of is mandatory if you want to avoid unpleasant suprises. Another thing worth noticing is that some harder trails are one-way only, and can be pretty dangerous under bad weather conditions.

By bus

On Polish side it is the best way to get around outside national park, because buses are cheap (3zł ~ €0.7), arrive and depart very often, and sometimes it is possible to negotiate the route.

By train

There is railway parallel to mountain range in Slovakia, so in addition to being convenient mean of transport it provides astonishing views on High Tatras. In the winter it is also good for getting from one ski resort to another.

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out


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