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Lake on the Edge of the World: Skalnaté Pleso

It’s a collision of worlds, Skalnaté Pleso. The cut-off point between the lower slopes of the High Tatras mankind have succeeded in taming to some extent and the wild peaks rearing above that mankind (let’s hope) never will tame. Cowering just … Continue reading

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Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

For a good six months of the year, the snow piles so high against the timber walls of Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso that it rather resembles a giant igloo than a mountain lodge. Abutting the rugged lakeshore of Popradské Pleso, this hotel … Continue reading

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Tatranská Magistrala: the Kit List

There is a running joke in Slovakia about the Czechs. Lots of Czechs come to the Tatras mountains each year. Of all visiting nations, the Czechs are apparently the most Gung-ho when it comes to forging off alone in the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ruins of Tematín

Just a short distance north of Piešt’any, where the world and his wife come to take the waters, and a short distance south of Trenčin, another town of renown because of its medieval centre and annual music festival, Pohoda, there … Continue reading

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Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

A picture, you see, is often worth a thousand words – or more. Who wouldn’t want to stay here, with this sensational view of jagged mountains rearing up above you, scarred with waterfalls and part-coated in snow? I turned up … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 4: Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso to Pribylina

The final day of the Tatranská Magistrala trail begins on the shores of Popradské Pleso, surrounded somewhat ampitheatrically by sheering 2500m + peaks. The route by which you came down on stage 3 of the trail lies across from you on … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 3: Zamkovského Chata to Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

Zamkovského Chata is your recommended stopover between stage 2 and 3. This is a long day’s walk: you should allow 6.5 to 7 hours all told. Head back up through the woods from the chata on the green path to … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 2: Chata Pri Zelenom Plese to Zamkovského Chata

Time: Via Red Route to Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours; Via Yellow/Green/Blue Route to Zamkovského Chata: 3.5 Hours; Teryho Chata Out-and-Back From Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours with 30-minute Break for Refreshments at Teryho Chata Wakey wakey. This is the toughest day … Continue reading

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Hiking Slovakia’s Tatranská Magistrala

    E ver PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED ON OUR NEW SITE, WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK Ever since moving to Slovakia, hiking its most renowned mountain trail, which traverses the entire length of the Tatras mountain range, was … Continue reading

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