The High Tatras are a mountain range in central Europe that runs from Poland to Slovakia. They’re part of the Carpathian Mountains, which start in Ukraine and run through Romania into Bulgaria before ending just south of Istanbul on Turkey’s coast at the Black Sea.
1.2 million people a year
- 2 million people visit the High Tatras each year, making it one of the most visited regions in Slovakia. There are many reasons why so many people enjoy visiting this area:
- The scenery is beautiful and varied. You can see mountains, forests, lakes and waterfalls all within a short distance from one another.
- There are several different activities to do here such as skiing or hiking through the trails that wind through nature reserves with wild animals roaming free like deer or bears!
The most popular activity among visitors has always been skiing but there are also plenty other options such as biking along scenic trails where you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery while listening to birds singing around you!
The High Tatras is not just another mountain range
The High Tatras are not just another mountain range. With an elevation of 2,500 meters (8200 feet) above sea level and 11 peaks over 2,500 meters, these mountains are the highest in Slovakia. They also have a unique ecosystem with some rare species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in Europe.
The High Tatras are Slovakia’s largest ski resort, with over 200 km of slopes. The highest point is Gerlachovský štít at 2,655 meters (8,741 ft).
The most popular ski resorts here are Jasna, Tatranska Lomnica and Stara Lubovna; all three can be accessed from Poprad by cable car or chairlift as well as by footpaths leading directly from town centers or nearby villages such as Strazov or Roztoka Polianky
The High Tatras are the highest mountain range in Slovakia
The High Tatras are the highest mountain range in Slovakia and the highest point is Gerlachovský štít at 2,655 meters (8,741 ft). This makes it one of Europe’s tallest peaks. The range covers about 70 square kilometers (27 square miles) and stretches for about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from east to west.
The mountains have been protected since 1896 as part of Slovakia’s first national park. Their name comes from their shape: high peaks rising above lower valleys or ridges like teeth on a comb – tatra means “high” in Slovakian!
The mountains were formed by Tertiary volcanoes
The Tatras are a mountain range in southeastern Slovakia. They are the highest mountains in Slovakia and the Carpathian Mountains range. The mountains were formed by Tertiary volcanoes and are made of limestone with some dolomite and marble.
National parks in the area
The High Tatras are a popular destination for skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities. There are five national parks in the area, and some parts of the mountains are protected as nature reserves.
The most well-known park is Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise), which covers an area of over 3200 square kilometers (1300 square miles). This park has several mountain ranges that include:
- Tatranske Podhradie – A smaller mountain range with two peaks
- Velka Studenkova Hora (1606 meters/5218 feet) and
- Mala Studenkova Hora (1560 meters/5112 feet). This area offers great views of other peaks such as Skalnate Pleso or Krivaci Hori
The main town in the area is Poprad
The main town in the area is Poprad on the Dunaj River, which runs into Poprad Lake. The river is a tributary of the Danube River and forms part of Slovakia’s border with Hungary.
Poprad is also known as Poprad-Tatry (Poprad-Tatra), because it sits at an elevation of 1,902 feet above sea level and within its city limits are three peaks higher than 2,000 meters: Straznica at 2,053 meters; Kremenec at 2,045 meters; and Hrebienok at 2,037 meters.
Direct railway access to Poprad
For many years there was no direct railway access to Poprad from Vienna or Budapest because it ran through Czechoslovakia. The first train line to Slovakia was built in 1873 and was called the Semmering Railway (Semmeringbahn). The line connected Vienna with Graz, Austria and then through the Austrian Alps via Spielfeld-Strafenstein across the border into what is now eastern Slovenia.
In 1963 construction began on rebuilding this section of track so it would connect directly with other European countries such as Germany instead of just running eastward towards Hungary. By 1965 construction had finished paving sections near villages including one which contained 13 tunnels total! Then on May 9th 1966 we got news saying that “railway traffic between Austria/Czechoslovakia reopened after 15 years closure due war damages.”
The High Tatras is not just another mountain range. It’s a place where you can enjoy nature and explore the beauty of Slovakia’s mountains. If you’re looking for an adventure, then this is it!