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
City tours, excursions and tickets in Zakopane and surroundings
Poland - moving around the country
The roads in Poland are simply great. Hence, many tourists choose to rent cars. You can do this either at the city agency or at the airport terminal. You will need to show an international driver’s license for this. However, it will not be convenient to move around a large city in a rented car. Firstly, there are strict restrictions in the country. The maximum speed limit in the city in the afternoon is 50 kilometers per hour and at night, 80 kilometers per hour. Please note that there are often big traffic jams in tourist cities. In such a situation, it is faster and cheaper to move on foot or by public transport. Between cities however, you can travel on a rented car. It is worth stating that it is permissible to drive at a speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour on modern highways. Many rivers and waterways flow in the country, and you may find boats running through them. However, this is not a means of transportation but rather, tourist entertainment. Tourist liners, cruise ships and boats, as well as small yachts run on the coast of the Baltic Sea also in the warm season.
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.