50b Krupówki, Zakopane, Poland
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Kasprowy Wierch Zakopane Reviews
Amazing views from upon the mountain Jul 19, 2008
Kasprowy Wierch is said to be the most famous mountain top of Poland, and is almost 2000 meters high. You can reach the top by foot, or with a lift.
We choose to go with the lift and wanted to walk back down, but the cue was so long we didn't have time for it, so we bought a return ticket straight away.
The cable ride up takes about 15 to 20 minutes and offers beautiful sights. It is rather expensive though, and the waiting for tickets took us 3 full hours. So better go there early. If you don't plan on walking down or staying at the top that long, you can best by a return ticket straight away. People with such tickets get priority in going down, while people who buy a ticket down on top of the mountain have to wait for free places in the lift.
The lifts itself are very stable closed cabins on cables. I would never step into one of those chair lifts but this one was perfectly fine for me.
The view from on top of the mountain is magnificent. Absolutely brilliant. There are walking routs on the top, and paths that go back down. All marks indicate how long the walk would approximately take. If you have a return ticket however, you don't have hours of time. You must go back down after, if I remember correct, 1h30 or 2h00. So long walks out there can't be made.
However, just a stroll around this amazing scenery is worth the trip. A nice drink in the warm restaurant is a perfect ender of a visit to Kasprowy Wierch.
More pictures are posted in my Zakopane blog.
Part of the Poland 2008 travel blog
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