Best Things To Do in Zakopane, Poland

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Zakopane.

Zakopane may not be as popular as other cities in Poland, but don’t let that fool you. Zakopane is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You can definitely plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to Krakow or Tatranská Lomnica. You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Zakopane.

If you have plans to visit Poland and are not sure if Zakopane should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Zakopane and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Zakopane

Here is the list of things to do in Zakopane and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car

    Cable Car

    Address: Kuźnice 14, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland

    Kaspowy Wierch is cable car service to reach the top of the Gubalowka mountain for skiing near Zakopane. The peak of this mountain is home to some popular tourist attractions and hence a cable car service was started here for tourist convenience. This cable car can take visitors to the summit in around 15 minutes, including a change in Myslenick...Read more
  2. Cmentarz Zasluzonych Na Peksowym Brzyzku

    Cemetery

    Address: Krupówki 1a, 34-505 Zakopane, Poland

    Some of the most influential people to live in Zakopane during the glory days of the city have been buried in the Peksowy Brzyzek Cemetery. This is the first and the most prestigious burial ground in the city. There is a small church, Our Lady of Czestochowa, in the premises as well. A stone wall cuts off the cemetery from the growing city aroun...Read more
  3. Gubalowka

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    Gubalowka

    View Point

    Address: Zakopane, Poland

    The Gubalowka mountain range near Zakopane is full of outdoor activities and fun for those visiting the city. In summer, the mountain is covered with a thick green cover and almost the whole range can be seen from the peaks. The Butorowy Wierch, the lift car to navigate up till the peak, is in use throughout the year. In summer, it takes hikers ...Read more
  4. Krupowki Street

    Streets

    Address: Zakopane, Poland

    This is one of the main streets in Zakopane. The town has been built around the intersection of the Krupowki and Kosciuszko Street. It is evident that this street, thus, is the heart of the town. There are plenty of shopping and entertainment options on this street. Some of the best restaurants in town are also located here. A local market selli...Read more
  5. Giewont Mountain

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    Giewont Mountain

    View Point

    Address: Zakopane, Poland

    One of the most revered and popular mountains in Zakopane, the Giewont Mountain is visible from the main city and is said to be its guardian as well. The tallest summit of the mountain is a famous pilgrimage spot in the city. There is a famous old cross that was erected centuries ago and is visited by people from all over the world. Hikers will ...Read more
  6. Wielka Krokiew

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    Wielka Krokiew

    Adventure

    Address: Bronisława Czecha 1, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland

    On the slopes of the Krokiew mountain is the biggest ski slope in Poland, the Wielka Krokiew. This historic path was opened in 1925 and serves as a location of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The nearly 1500 metre slope has attracted many skiing enthusiasts to try out their stunts. There is a stadium close to the slope that seats 40 thousand spec...Read more
  7. Kotelnica Bialczanska

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    Kotelnica Bialczanska

    Resort, Skiing

    Address: Środkowa 181B, 34-405 Białka Tatrzańska, Poland

    Skiing in luxury is possible because of the Kotelnica Bialczanska resort in Zakopane. Located just a few miles out of the main city, this resort is known for its luxurious ambience and lovely ski slopes. A number of routes spread out on the mountains along the resort. The resort also organises skiing lessons for beginners and lends out equipment...Read more
  8. Aqua Park Zakopane

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    Aqua Park Zakopane

    Water Park

    Address: Jagiellońska 31, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland

    Visitors with young children travelling to Zakopane in summer must visit the aqua park to cool off. This water park is quite a hit amongst visitors thanks to its scenic location and the amusement rides here. There are extensive views of the Tatras Mountain Range. There are two pools where you can relax or play games in the park – the sport...Read more
  9. Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima

    Religious Site

    Address: Krzeptówki 14, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland

    The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima was built in 1981 after Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt. As a token of thanks to the almighty for saving the Pope’s life, this shrine was constructed in Zakopane. It was commissioned by parishioners with the help of local artists. Especially commendable are the wooden carvings that have ...Read more
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  • And which thermal spa is best for this time too please and are they all with a three hour limit?thank you

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    • It would be best to ask the spa center to suggest you the right spa as they have more information about it. The hours of spa would differ for every spa center. 

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  • We are coming 3 couples (around 60 years) next mid-November. W e are non-skiers ,Can you suggest what we can do if we use a ski lift up to the mountain and perhaps take a ride on a sledge with a skier if there are any?

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    • You may ask the other skiers to offer you a ride on a sledge. But, if you do not find anyone willing to do that, you may try taking a beginners course at the Nosal Ski Center. 

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  • hi there ,can we have some info please?

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    • If you click on the name of the attractions listed above on this page, you will get the detailed information including address as well as opening and closing timings of each one. If you are looking for a place to stay, you can check the list of hotels in Zakopane here. If you are searching for details of a specific site, you can mention that as well so that it will be easier to look for information. 

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  • hi there.. i am going skiing in zakopane on the 24th feb-27th and as i am a beginner skiier i would like to know what i need to rent each day and what the cost would be. can you help?

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    • You will have to rent basic skiing items like gloves, goggles, helmet/hat, ski pants, jacket, skis, ski boots, and ski poles. The rental prices will vary depending upon the type of equipment and the duration of renting. There are numerous rental services in Zakopane and depending upon the place you choose to rent equipment from, you can make an inquiry about the pricing. 

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  • Till what age is are the children please?

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    • hi there, there are no children..just two adults and i just wanted to know exactly what i need to rent for skiing for a beginner

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    • Hi,

      Some of the best things to do in Zakopane are as follows:

      • Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car
      • Cmentarz Zasluzonych Na Peksowym Brzyzku
      • Gubalowka
      • Krupowki Street
      • Giewont Mountain

      and many more. You can check out Zakopane Attractions and Points of Interest and find out the age limit for kids for each attraction. 

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