Printable maps of Zakopane
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Zakopane
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Zakopane with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Zakopane area
This Zakopane map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Zakopane - guide chapters
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Poland
Poland is a deeply religious country, and therefore, its residents have a special attitude towards such holidays as Christmas and Easter. The whole family gathers at the festive table on the Christmas Eve. There is always a white tablecloth and a small piece of hay. The table is served to have a place for guests who can unexpectedly enter the house to celebrate. The feast begins when the first star appears in the sky. Then, a candle lights up in the house. People sitting at the table say a prayer and start eating a meal consisting of 12 lean dishes. On Christmas Eve, it is common to exchange thin plates of dough, which you need to buy in the church. It is believed that they are the wishes of happiness and good. The next day, December 25, the Poles go to visit each other and exchange gifts.