Hrebienok (1,285m) is a very popular tourist destination in the High Tatras. The oldest tourist centre Starý Smokovec is a significant crossing station of the town of Vysoké Tatry. From the settlement of Starý Smokovec one can easily get to Hrebienok – a starting point for several tourist trails. Take a funicular from Starý Smokovec to the altitude of 1,272 m and enjoy the same feeling as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. could when she visited the High Tatras. It takes 7 minutes only to surmount a vertical drop of 255 m. Hrebienok is a popular starting point for hiking trips to valleys of Veľká and Malá Studená dolina or to Slavkovský štít (peak). Recharge your batteries after a strenuous hiking trip at the Snack bar of Hrebienok. It is located inside the building of the upper funicular station. It is an ideal place for family meetings, just a stone´s throw to embark or disembark the funicular.
Hrebienok has another attraction! 350 kg heavy Kubo the Bear will be looking after the safety of tourists. Visitors can also have a picture taken with him and the dominating Mt. Lomnický štít in the background, which used to be called “grandpa” by local Tatra inhabitants.
The patron of Hrebienok, 2.4-metre long Kubo the Bear of iron, was brought from Trebišov. He weighs 350 kg, his teeth are made of iron spikes and eyes of semi-precious stones.
Besides Kubo, there has been a new relax zone in the area of Hrebienok since 29th July 2015. Five sculptors needed three days to carve out and place 5 other bears of wood in the relax zone on Dolná lúka (Lower Meadow). Visitors can have a look at them and even relax on comfortable deckchairs next to them if they need a break during their hiking trips.
TIP: Hrebienok je ideálnou voľbou práve v zime, lebo tu zažijete jedinečné podujatie Tatry Ice Master – neoficiálne majstrovstvá sveta v tesaní ľadových sôch a navštíviť môžete aj jedinečný ľadový kostol - Tatranský dóm.