Maybe the last one from the top of Kasprowy Wierch in Zakopane, Poland, but I’m not making any promises.
More from the top of Kasprowy Wierch in Zakopane, Poland.
While we were in Zakopane for the day, we took a cable car up to Kasprowy Wierch, a famous skiing mountain in Poland that also happens to be a lovely lookout point on a late summer day. The top is so close to Slovakia that while we were up there, my fiancé got a text from his cellphone provider telling us we’d crossed over into a new country. We felt like real world travelers at that moment.
In Zakopane, we ate lunch outside on the patio at Karczma Bacówka along Krupówki, the famous promenade in the center of town. We had bacon-wrapped dates, sauerkraut soup, pierogies, and these placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes) covered in goulash and cheese.
In the middle of our stay in Krakow, we drove two hours south to the Tatras Mountains town of Zakopane on the border of Slovakia. Behind this charming hotel, you’ll see the chest and head of The Sleeping Knight, which Polish folklore says is lying in wait to protect Poland when needed.