Gerlachovský peak in the High Tatras keeps drawing tourists

The High Tatras and its peaks are most accessible for tourists during summer months.

Gerlachovský peakGerlachovský peak(Source: Oliver Ondráš, TASR)
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Tourists continue to be interested in Slovakia, according to data from the most visited destination of the country – the High Tatras. During eight months of 2017, almost 5,200 guests visited the Sliezsky Dom, the mountain hotel in Slovakia with the highest location at 1670 metres above sea level. This is almost a 20 percent increase in visits compared to the previous year.

The best time to visit the High Tatras are summer months, due to seasonal closure of touristic paths during the winter. In addition to Slovak tourists, there are traditionally mainly Czechs, Poles, Germans and Hungarians.

“Sometimes tourists from Japan or Israel also come on holiday,” said the head of the hotel Walter Konečný, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that the regular flight from Tel Aviv to Košice has contributed to this.

The Sliezsky Dom hotel is an ideal starting point for the hike up to the Gerlachovský peak. This is one of the most visited peaks in the High Tatras because of its accessibility and beautiful mountain scenery, added Konečný. It is accessible year-round.

Sliezsky Dom is situated in the beginning of Velická valley, at the banks of Velické pleso mountain lake under the highest peak of the High Tatras - Gerlachovský peak (2,655 metres above sea level), which is accessible only with a professional guide. The hotel is located at the Tatranská magistrála touristic route and is accessible throughout the year.

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