The region of the High Tatras opens its gates to every visitor who wants to discover natural, cultural and historical jewels of Slovakia. Welcome to a region with administrative centres in the town of the High Tatras, village of Štrba and town of Poprad.
Town Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras)
The whole territory of the town is located within our oldest national park – the Tatra National Park (TANAP). The second largest town in Slovakia as to the area (380 km2) is interconnected by the so called Cesta Slobody (Road of Freedom) up to the settlement of Tatranská Kotlina. 15 parts of the town are administered by the settlement of Starý Smokovec, one of the most popular tourist centres along with Tatranská Lomnica. The territory of the town stretches in the High and Belianske Tatra Mts. in the northernmost part of the region of Spiš. With the number of inhabitants (5 000), it is considered a small town with developed tourism.
(1 285m above sea level) – The attractive destination of visitors to the High Tatras is located at the south-eastern end of the ridge of Slavkovský štít (peak). It is a 7-8-minute drive by a funicular from Starý Smokovec, surmounting a vertical drop of 246 metres or on foot lasting around 45 minutes. The area around Hrebienok is a popular destination for lovers of winter sports and a starting point for hiking trips to Malá Studená dolina and Veľká Studená dolina (valleys) and to Slavkovský štít (peak).
The tourist resort with a varied history attracts many visitors throughout the year and represents a kind of gateway to the High Tatras. Tatranská Lomnica is located north of Poprad and lies under the majestic Lomnicky Peak. However, the view from the mountain is a bit more interesting, looking at the world from 2634 m above sea level is a completely different experience.