High Tatras

The way how Tatras are today is from the last glacial period. First tourists visiting High Tatras came only about 200 years ago. They believed that Tatras were full of gold, silver and other gemstones.
Tourism similar to what it is today developed more than one hundred years ago. Curious tourists seemed odd to the natives and they considered them to be treasure hunters. Only after the Košice-Bohumín Railway had been buit in 1871 and connected High Tatras with the rest of the world, tourism started to develop. First villas, cottages, lodging houses and hotels were built and foreign explorers were taken with Tatras.15 settlements were founded during two decades. In three of them was a grand hotel equal to the most luxurious in Europe. A cable railway riding to peak Lomnický štít was built in 1941 and posed a great attraction, one that was not bested even by Alps.

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Museum of the Liptov village

Museum of the Liptov village in Pribylina was established as a way of preserving the most valuable movable and immovable monuments when the Liptovská Mara dam was built. Besides wooden folk architecture, the museum also presents copies of two most valuable monumental objects from flood plains – Early Gothic church of Virgin Mary from Liptovská Mara […]

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TANAP (Tatra National Park) Museum

In TANAP (Tatra National Park) Museum visitors can learn about the character of Tatra´s nature, its preservation and the history of discovering Tatras. There is an exhibit of several dozens of Tatra´s animals, including the biggest of them – the brown bear and the lynx. Screening of documentary movies about Tatras are also a part […]

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Museum Ždiarsky dom

The wooden house of the Ždiarsky dom Museum is an example of the typical original architecture of Ždiar. The exhibit introduces folk creativity such as Ždiar folk costumes, toys, pets, etc.

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Museum in Kežmarok

Home of the museum is in Kežmarok. Castle, situated untypically in the middle of the town. Historical exhibits map the development of Kežmarok and surroundings. Permanent exhibitions: Crafts and trades, Town Hall room, Exposure weapons, Shooting Association, Family Thokoly, Pharmacy, Life and Work of Dr. Alexandra, Dungeon, observation tower, Kežmarok in the 19th and early […]

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Podtatranské Museum in Poprad

The museum familiarizes visitors with history of Poprad. A unique exhibition is “Gánovce” – environment of Neanderthal man as it captures the life of Neanderthal men who lived in the area og High Tatras 120,000 – 80,000 years ago.

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