If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Slovakia’s spectacular mountain range, please find a few suggestions of what to see and experience. The High Tatras attract tourists from around the world because they offer a wide variety of both leisurely and adrenaline-fueled activities. Everybody from adrenaline junkies and history buffs to families with children and fans of amusement can find what they are looking for in the Tatras. It’s no wonder the High Tatras were declared the best destination of Europe in 2019 by the Lonely Planet travel portal. www.regiontatry.sk
In the summer, the High Tatras are sought after by experienced tourists who can choose from 600 km of marked tourist trails that lead to magnificent places with gobsmacking views. The trails weaving through valleys up to alpine chalets, tarns and waterfalls are the most popular.
Summer events in the Tatras
The three largest settlements – Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica – are “must-see” locations if staying in the region during the summer as visitors can look forward to a varied cultural programme. Štrbské Pleso hosts theFolklore in Tailcoats event (24.08.2019) with folklore-style performances of various eminent Slovak artists and a sports event for families with children called Marmots at Pleso (24.08.2019). www.strbskepleso.sk
The town of Vysoké Tatry offers weekend programmes of theTatra Culture Summer until early September. Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica present concerts of famous singers and music bands, theatre and film performances. The Tatry Flowers (31.08.2019), which combines art and the nature of the Tatras, will also spark the interests of many visitors. www.vysoketatry.sk
The best way to recover after an exhausting hiking trip through the Tatras is with a visit to refreshing Aquacity Poprad. The water park provides summer activities for all age groups every day, attractive concerts, dance performances and kid’s programmes on the weekends. Aquacity’s wellness centre, one of the largest in Slovakia, offers flawless relaxation and exhilarating sauna rituals.www.aquacity.sk
Guided tours around the town of Poprad and surroundings
The town of Poprad and the Town Information Agency of Poprad organise tailored guided tours. Tourists can explore the unique St. Egidius Church, walk up the church tower and feast their eyes on the beautiful panorama of the High Tatras. Spišská Sobota, its history and the town houses on the square are also itching to be explored, while the dominant St. George Church is a must-see. After a pleasant tour, visitors can choose from the eventful Poprad Culture Summer programmes that are held on the St. Egidius square every day throughout the summer.www.visitpoprad.sk
Activities for kids
Children can discover the High Tatras with fairy tales that bring them closer to majestic peaks, crystal clear tarns, waterfalls and various attractive touristic trails. Special Tatra Passes are available at Tatra information centres and include 5 tasks that need to be solved to get a present or to enter a contest and win great prizes.www.tatry.sk
Families staying in the region can take a cable car from Tatranská Lomnica to Skalnaté Pleso and enjoy Adventurous Weekends with riveting activities for kids, creative workshops, competitions and stories about the Tatras. Those looking for more altitude or travel with a cable car from Skalnaté Pleso to the second highest peak of the Tatras – Mt Lomnický štít and visit the highest located botanical garden in Slovakia.www.vt.sk
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